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An open art studio fostering independence through self-expression
"I never felt like I belonged until I came here."
- Artists First artist
"No matter how low I am, I always get uplifted when I walk through this door. It's been more helpful than any anti-depressant medication." - Artists First artist
Diversity, Individuality, and Understanding Take Center Stage at Kranzburg Arts Gallery with Artists First
Art for Artists' Sake, Interview with Ladue News - click to view
View of the Lou, a Children's book
From the Imagination of Lisa Krystosek
View of the Lou is heartwarming story of a little girl's first adventure in the big city. Eliza and her new friends challenge perspectives and help readers view the world in different ways.
From the imagination of Lisa Krystosek and illustrated by the talented artists of Artists First STL.
Proceeds from the sale of this book support Artists First STL. http://www.artistsfirststl.org
To learn more about Lisa Krystosek, please visit http://www.lisakrystosek.com
About Artists First
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What Can Artists First Do For You?
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Artists First Executive Director Sheila Suderwalla talked about veterans, art, and the benefits of the Artists First for Veterans program at the Artists First studio in Maplewood. Sheila shared an honest, forthright poem written by Rick, a veteran participant at the Artists First studio.
Link to Story
"St. Louis Public Radio's Nancy Fowler visits the lively and colorful Artists First studio to find out why what clients do there, matters." Read and/or listen