Art is the star at the 15th annual Webster Arts Fair, happening June 1-3 at the corner of Bompart and Lockwood in charming Webster Groves.

The fair, named one of the top 100 fine arts and craft shows in the country, features 105 artists from across the country, including Don Kelley (jewelry), Jimmy Liu (ceramics), Marilynn Bradley (painting) and others.

“At the Webster Arts Fair, the art you’ll see is always original — made by hand, by the artist, in his or her own studio,” Webster Arts Executive Director Jeane Vogel says. “We carefully select a group of artists from around the country that is truly committed to this creative process, and the result is a three-day show featuring some of the best original art you’ll ever see.”

While the focus of the Webster Arts Fair, which is free and open to the public, is buying great original art directly from the artist, the three-day event also features live entertainment, local food trucks and hands-on art activities for all ages. Attendees can enjoy food and beverage from Mission Taco Joint, Russos, Ices Plain & Fancy, Serendipity Homemade Ice Cream, and Tivano Catering. Meanwhile, art lovers of all ages will enjoy educational activities including mosaic making and Chinese brush painting.

“What we love about the Webster Arts Fair is that it’s a fine arts event in an informal setting,” Vogel says. “Our artists bring a great mix of sophisticated and accessible art, so there’s something for everyone who wants to take home a new piece for their collection.”

The Webster Arts Fair is supported by the Missouri Arts Council, Webster University, Eton Seminary and Webster Groves Subaru.

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