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Let Them Eat Art
Maplewood's Whimsical Tribute to Bastille Day
Save the Date for the 9th Annual Let Them Eat Art:  Friday, July 11th, 2014.

Maplewood's whimsical tribute to Bastille Day is somewhere between Mardi Gras and the Christmas Tree walk. A self-guided tour through historic downtown Maplewood offering something for everyone.

Here is what we are planning but there are always suprises!:


  • Live demonstrations by more than 50 regional artists and artisans 


  • Live music at the Sutton Main Stage with headliner Vote for Pedro!


  • Great food & drink specials by Maplewood’s award-winning restaurants including wine tastings and chocolate tastings!


  • Dream interpretation by Dream Seekers and the School of Metaphysics


  • Hoop Dance performances by the St. Louis Hoop Club


  • Tarot Card Reading and Psychic Readings at Mystic Valley, now in downtown Maplewood!


  • Kids’ activities including:  Impish Grin Face Painting, Claire the Clown, Top Spinning with Hi Tadah and a fire shooting ice cream truck.


  • Music performances by Acoustik Element, Bryan & Lola, Kevin Bilchik and the Elliot Ranney Trio. 


  • PLUS:  Surprises!


Call for Artists Opens April 1, 2014

A Call for Artists is now open until April 30th, 2014.
We are seeking painters, sculptors, designers, fiber artists, mixed media artists, ceramics, printmakers and graffiti artists to perform live demonstrations during the course of the evening.  All participating artists may sell their work throughout the evening.  Apply Online Here.

Let Them Eat Art is a whimsical tribute to Bastille Day held on the streets of Historic Downtown Maplewood.  The event features live art demonstrations by regional artists, live music, live entertainment, children’s activities and food & beverages.  Last year more than 50 artists participated and close to 15,000 people attended the event.  

Submission deadline is 5:00 on April 30th, 2014.
If you have any questions please contact Cheri Hutchings at (314) 973-0322.
Selections will be made by mid-May. 
Selected artists do not pay a fee to participate. 
This is a City of Maplewood Special Business District Event.

A Big Thank You to Our Esteemed Sponsors!
  • St. Louis Magazine

  • Alive Magazine: St. Louis

  • Maplewood Special Business District 

  • Sauce Magazine 

  • Riverfront Times

  • Schlafly Corporation 

And a very special thank you to Event Partners for providing the stage and seating!

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