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Mercantile Library Promises Weekend Of Artist Demos, Treasures To Fit Every Budget At Print Fair

Erin Blumer (at left) and Juliette Travous (center), two of the local artists who will be in the spotlight during this weekend's print fair, and the St. Louis Mercantile Library's Julie Dunn-Morton joined Tuesday's talk show.
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

For one weekend every year, the J.C. Penney Conference Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis transforms into an art and book lover’s paradise. And this year, people can take it all in for free.

The 13th Annual St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Arts Fair will gather vendors from near and far in one place – with a wide range of rare books, prints, photographs, maps and more available for perusal and purchase. Following a ticketed preview party on Friday evening benefiting the campus’ St. Louis Mercantile Library, the full fair gets underway Saturday and continues on Sunday.

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, producer Evie Hemphill spoke with two local artists, Erin Blumer and Juliette Travous, who will be giving watercolor and pastel demonstrations during the final day of the fair. The Mercantile Library’s fine arts curator, Julie Dunn-Morton, also joined the discussion.

Listen to the conversation:

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What: 13th Annual St. Louis Fine Print, Rare Book & Paper Fair
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 4, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019
Where: J.C. Penney Conference Center at UMSL (1 University Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63121)

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Evie was a producer for "St. Louis on the Air" at St. Louis Public Radio.