Through the vision and support of Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, Art Saint Louis is pleased to join with the Foundry Art Centre, MySLArt.org, and St. Louis Artists' Guild in presenting one of the largest collections of original, locally-made art in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Art @ Des Peres Hospital is a unique endeavor to connect and inspire our community through the work of local artists and enrich the lives of hospital patients, staff, and visitors. As Des Peres Hospital CEO John Grah notes, “It is well documented that art can help in the healing process. Art can take us out of the moment by giving us something else to focus on. It is our hope with this exhibit that we can create a richer environment and a more pleasant experience for our patients and guests, not to mention our employees and medical staff.”
Incorporating an extensive space on the second, third, and fourth floors of Des Peres Hospital, this project brings together a diverse community of artists and organizations dedicated to contemporary visual art, offering a rotating exhibition of art unlike any other in our region. Our shared goals for the program are:
1) Create a dynamic, aesthetically rich, and engaging environment through artworks spanning a wide range of styles and expressions.
2) Spark curiosity and elevate and enliven the intellectual and emotional well-being of hospital visitors and staff.
3) Celebrate the work of local artists and further develop their audience by creating a new outlet through which artists can impact our community.
Art @ Des Peres Hospital Winter 2015-Spring 2016 exhibition opened in mid-November 2015 and features 110 original artworks in a variety of media by 16 St. Louis regional artists representing the four partering artists' organizations: the Foundry Art Centre, MySLArt.org, and St. Louis Artists’ Guild. The exhibit continues through April 24, 2016 and is free and open to the public during regular Hospital visiting hours, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Art @ Des Peres Hospital is made possible through support from
and is jointly presented by