There is an event here in St. Louis that is held annually to benefit Artscope, a children’s art studio in Tower Grove Park. Artscope’s goal is to make art education accessible to all in a safe and educational environment. If you live in town and have kids, check out their website because they have some really cool classes. Their event, Wall Ball , is equally cool. It is in its 14th year and this year they raised over $30,o00. Thirty-six local artists participated. Essentially, the artists create their pieces, while patrons watch and bid on their work in a silent-auction type format.
It was held at a new event space in Maplewood, called Majorette . Tickets were sold in advance and at the door. Artists lined the perimeter, both upstairs and down. It was festive…there was a bar, appetizers were passed and a DJ played tunes. The variety of artists was remarkable. There were painters, printers, jewelry makers, even a woman making a stain glass window.