ARTEAST was initiated in 1998 as a way to pool resources and bring attention to the extraordinary artists in the Metro East area of St. Louis, Missouri. Now in its 16th year, ARTEAST continues as an event designed to showcase the artists who live and work in Madison County, Illinois.
Artists from this region participate by opening their studios to the public, or participating in exhibits. Over 120 artists working in a wide range of disciplines including collage, painting, ceramics, photography, printmaking, sculpture, glass and digital media show their work and demonstrate their craft.
Organized as a self-guided tour for patrons, ARTEAST provides an opportunity to get a glimpse into the workspace, inspiration and techniques of our resident artists, while exploring the historic city centers and beautiful countryside.