Art on the Square puts $30 million into local economy
The 16th annual Art on the Square will be in the Public Square in downtown Belleville on Friday, May 19; Saturday, May 20; and Sunday, May 21.
Sunday, May 21
Art on the Square is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
▪ 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Artist demonstrations by the Gateway East Artists, featuring Michael Anderson (ink drawing), Joyce Wells, (drawing) and Suzanne Lowry (copper sculpture).
▪ Noon to 4 p.m. — Children’s Art Garden
Make and take projects: decorate an apron, paint a flower, make talking sticks and pet rocks, and spin art.
Hands on painting and coloring: Blank mural for kids to help paint, color a cookie you can eat, and paint patriotic flags.
Group project: Add handwritten message on recycled wood chip to a grizzly bear outline, to be displayed at the Saint Louis Zoo.
▪ 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Soul Shake on the Main Stage
▪ 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. — Don James Quartet at the Wine Court
▪ Noon and 2 p.m. — Jennifer Bertrand, winner of HGTV’s “Design Star,” will present home design ideas. Questions from the audience taken after the presentation on West Main Street.
▪ 12:45 to 1:30 p.m. — Masterworks Chorale on the Main Stage
▪ 2 to 3 p.m. — High School Art Exhibition Awards on the Main Stage
▪ 2 to 5 p.m. — Artist demonstrations by the Gateway East Artists, featuring Kathy Hardin (scratchboard), Michelle Walz (pastels), and Borah Horrell (watercolor).
▪ 2:15 to 5 p.m. — The Convertibles
▪ 3 to 5 p.m. — Fanfare on the Main Stage