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The Soulard Fine Arts Building, home to many St. Louis visual artists, celebrates 25 years

Kelly Moffitt | St. Louis Public Radio
Anne Murphy and Robert Michelmann.

The SoulardFine Arts Building is celebrating 25 years of housing a community of 17 different visual artists in its walls. The occasion will be commemorated with an exhibit at the Regional Arts Commission about the building itself. Over 15 artists’ works will be shown as part of the exhibition.

The owner of the building , Robert Michelmann, as well as a photographer and exhibit curator, Anne Murphy, joined “Cityscape” host Steve Potter on Friday to discuss the anniversary as well as what the exhibit holds in store for visitors.

"I think it was very unusual [25 years ago], and that is one of the things that really impressed me about Robert," said Murphy. "The way he envisioned this as a working space for artists and also a place to build communities for artists."

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What: Soulard Fine Arts Building Presents "The Building/Soulard Fine Arts" 

When: Nov. 20, 2015 – Jan. 2, 2016
Monday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 12 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 20, 2015, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Friday, December 4, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 

More information.

“Cityscape” is produced by Mary EdwardsAlex Heuer, and Kelly Moffitt. The show is sponsored in part by the Missouri Arts Council, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis.    

Kelly Moffitt joined St. Louis Public Radio in 2015 as an online producer for St. Louis Public Radio's talk shows St. Louis on the Air.