Creative Soul

Ste. Geneviève has had a love affair with the arts even before its famous Art Colony of the 1930's. The town is replete with paintings, statuary and architecture that portray its rich and varied history. Today, Ste. Geneviève is thriving with art displays of all types: poured pewter, thrown pottery, turned wooden art, original jewelry designs, intricate filigree paperwork, and framed oils, watercolors, photographic and hi-tech computer art. Ste. Geneviève has a wide array of styles and mediums on display for the art aficionado.

  • THE DARKROOM COMPANY

    70 S. Third Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
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    The Darkroom Company features three components: the gallery, the darkroom, and commercial photography. Talented photographers can use the gallery to display their black and white, framed photos.  Classes and

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    workshops are offered on composition of black and white photography as well as how to use the darkroom to make prints of these creations.  The Darkroom Company is also available for commercial applications for businesses. “Black and white just has a deeper emotional response than color can convey,” Kim Gordon, the proprietor said. “What black and white does is force you to pay attention to light.”

  • E*Klek*TiX

    130 N Main Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    jrissoverart@gmail.com
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    E•Klek•TiX Gallery and Studio features original work by local artist J Rissover and a collection of gift and decorative items from many parts of the world. Always a sure bet to find a unique gift!

  • Ste. Genevieve Art Colony and Summer
    School of Art Display

    Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center
    66 South Main Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-7097
    800-373-7007
    Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center
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    For several summers in the 1930’s, an Art Colony located in Ste. Genevieve conducted a Summer School of Art.  Instead of painting rolling hills or flowers, the artists portrayed the human condition and Depression era events.  Information about the school and some of its creations are on display at the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center.

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    Grave diggers, portraits, and lime kiln workers are depicted. The Summer School instructors included: Thomas Hart Benton, Fred E. Conway, Joseph James Jones, Miriam McKinnie, Joseph John Paul Meert, Jesse Beard Rickly, Aimee Goldstone Schweig, Martyl Schweig, E. Oscar Thalinger, Joseph Paul Vorst, and Matthew E. Ziegler.

  • Ste. Genevieve Winery Art Gallery

    245 Merchant Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    800-398-1298
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    Inside the Ste. Genevieve Winery, the walls are decorated with art work form local artists.  While enjoying a glass of wine peruse the unique gifts, souvenirs, and items for the home wine connoisseur.

  • Rust Artisans’ Shop

    173 North Main Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-9682
    Only Child Originals and Rust Artisans
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    Rust Artisans’ Shop is a gallery of unique hand-crafted items by several local artists, such as paper filigree and knitted items. Most importantly, luminaries and lights made of old corrugated tin utilize the surplus of corrugated tin in Missouri.

  • Galleria

    46 S Main St, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    Phone: (573) 883-7125
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    Galleria Ste. Genevieve is a custom frame shop and photo gallery. Here you can find different photographs and paintings of the Ste. Genevieve area as well as new work from various artists.

  • Felix Valle Historic Site Gift Shop

    Merchant and Second Streets
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-7102
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    Just across the street from the Felix Valle House is the Dr. Shaw House. Today it houses a gift shop featuring books concerning French Colonial history and some children’s books in French, colonial period items and soaps. The portion built in 1819 provides interpretive space for the site.

  • Misselhorn Gallery

    Welcome Center
    66 South Main St.
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-7097

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    The sketch artist Roscoe Misselhorn used to enjoy drawing scenes of Ste. Genevieve.  His Ste. Genevieve collection, as well as his drawing table, are on display in the Misselhorn Gallery inside the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center.

     

  • Simple to Sassy Décor and More

    10 South Third St.
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-631-2856
    Simple to Sassy Decor and More
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    Simple to Sassy specializes in custom home decor including repurposed & refurbished furniture, custom vinyl decor, deco wreaths, and Old Town Chalk Paints. Vintage and Rustic wedding rentals are also available..

  • Merchant Street Gallery

    123 Merchant St.
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-3221
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    Merchant Street Gallery houses a collection of photographs from Ste. Genevieve’s past, such as the first Ste. Genevieve Brewery, old steam engines, and various scenes from throughout Ste. Genevieve’s history as well as the present.
    Open: 4th Friday Art Walk and Special Events

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    Rhinehart & Rhinehart’s Gallery

    302 Market Street
    Ste Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-535-0836
    Rhinehart & Rhinehart’s Gallery
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    This gallery features paintings, sculptures, prints, and jewelry which are created by Charles and Lavetta Rhinehart. Paintings by Leon Basler can are also on display.  Furthermore, both Charles Rhinehart and Leon Basler are Ste Genevieve natives!

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    Rosemary & Thyme Cooking School

    20 S. Main Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-7699
    Rosemary & Thyme Cooking School
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    Serving: By appointment

    Cuisine: Guests spend an afternoon or evening preparing and enjoying an array of gourmet dishes created from the finest local ingredients while sipping a complimentary glass of fine local wine.

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    ASL Pewter Foundry

    183 South Third St.,
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-2095
    Website: aslpewter.com
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    ASL Pewter Foundry makes high-quality, lead-free pewter products that are not only functional, but works of art. Open Daily 9:30– 5:00. Demonstrations daily.

  • Eden Farm’s Creations

    199 North Main St.
    Ste. Genevieve, MO, 63670
    314-258-6674
    Eden Farms Creations
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    Eden Farm’s Creations features bears, rabbits, sheep, dolls and other handmade items.  Seasonal decor will brighten any room, and barn wood birdhouses will enhance the yard.

  • Rustik Sand Kandles

    252 Merchant St.,
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-517-3751
    Rustik Sand Kandles
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    Candles, wax melts/tarts, country crafts, primitive items, hand painted drift wood, handmade!

  • Zielinski and Friends

    288 Merchant St.
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-7551
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    Antiques & Collectibles, Books & Albums, Memorabilia & Ste. Genevieve mementos!

  • St. Mary Antique Mall

    777 Seventh Street.
    St. Mary, MO 63670
    573-543-2800
    St. Mary Antique Mall
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    600+ dealers, 77,000+ sq ft. and 2 Furniture Galleries. St. Mary Antique Mall is one of the largest antique malls in the State of Missouri with over 600 vendors and known for a wide variety of merchandise from fine antiques and primitives to everyday household items and furniture.

  • Schultz’ Antiques

    24534 US Hwy 61
    St. Mary, MO 63670
    573-543-5563
    Schultz’ Antiques
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    Antique furniture, antiquing, custom finishes, smalls, architectural, hutches, tables, islands can all be found at Schultz’ Antiques.

Festivals and Events

  • Traditional Artisans Showcase and Sale

    July 22-23, 2017
    ASL Pewter Foundry
    183 South Third Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-2095
    ASL Pewter
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    This traditional art show and sale features artisans from the Midwest who have been selected by Early American Life Magazine as the best in their fields. These artists and fine crafters display and sell their work and happily educate the public on the traditional way what they do is made and used.  Above all, Guest artists

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    include Mike Ochonicky, Scrimshaw; Doug and Julie Dawson, Tin cookie cutters and other tinware; Vernon DePauw, woodcarving; Suzette Krummel, Penny Rugs; Tom Wintczak, redware pottery and fracture; Kandye Mahurin, painted game boards on antique bread and cutting boards.

  • Summer Music Series

    Friday Evenings
    June 2nd thru July 28th
    The Orris Theater
    265 Merchant Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-3686 SG Chamber
    800-373-7007 SG Tourism

    Summertime entertainment at its best! The line-up of performers this year is sure to please. They’ll keep your nights filled with music! For more information and tickets, please select Events » Summer Music Series from the Main Menu above.
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  • Louis Bolduc Day

    When: Please see Events Calendar for details
    Where: Bolduc House Properties
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-3105

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    Activities TBD.

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    Ste. Genevieve County Fair

    Mid weekend in July
    County Fairgrounds, North Main St.
    Ste. Genevieve, MO
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    The Ste. Genevieve County Fair includes a parade, livestock shows, demolition derby, horse show, truck pulls, tractor pulls, queen contest, 4H and FFA exhibits and live entertainment most nights. There is a lot to see and do for adults and children all weekend with plenty of good food and entertainment.

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    Wine Trail

    Location: Ste. Genevieve County
    Cost: $
    314-616-1098
    573-883-2800
    Web: Route du Vin Wine Trail
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    The Route Du Vin is one of several wine trails in Missouri which includes six distinctive wineries from Ste Genevieve to Farmington, Missouri. Four times a year (January, February, April, November) the Wine Trail offers special events to enhance your experience while visiting our beautiful wine region. Each event showcases one wine

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    and a food pairing included in your event ticket for each of the six wineries.

    The Bacon & Wine Trail in January pairs bacon with wine!
    The Splendid Citrus Wine Trail in Feburary brightens the winter with citrus yummies and award-winning wines.
    Jour de la Terre in April celebrates Earth Day with multi-cultural foods and Missouri wines.
    Harvest Celebration in November rejoices that the new vintage is in the tank. Enjoy harvest themed food and wine pairings.

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    Le Reveillon
    French Christmas

    Felix Valle State Historic Site

    Merchant and 2nd Streets
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

    573-883-7102
    Felix Valle State Historic Site

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    This annual holiday celebration highlights the music, customs, and crafts of early French Colonial Christmas in Ste. Genevieve.  The celebration, known as Le Reveillon, features costumed guides who explain the early 19th century customs of Christmas.  Traditional foods and music of the period are featured.

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    4th Friday Art Walk (Feb thru Oct)

    Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve
    800-373-7007
    573-883-7097

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    Bring your friends and enjoy a leisurely stroll among the shops, restaurants, and art galleries of downtown Ste. Genevieve.  During 4th Friday Art Walks, Ste. Genevieve art galleries offer visitors the opportunity to view the works of local and regional artists displaying a variety of art forms. Many

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    businesses in the Historic District participate by extending their store hours from 6 to 9pm during the Fourth Friday Art Walk.

    Start your tour at the Welcome Center where you can view two important art collections, as well as pick up a map to the galleries. The 4th Friday Art Walk is sponsored by the Ste. Genevieve Downtown Renewal Project.  Art Walks are on the fourth Friday of each month from February thru November.  Check the Facebook page for Ste Genevieve Downtown Renewal Project for monthly themes.  Refreshments may be served at various locations and there are five restaurants with regular evening hours in the historic district.

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    Plein Air Event Show (Sept)

    Location: Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve
    Cost: $40 for Participating Artists; free for observers!

    573.576.0023
    573.535.9833

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    Follow the European tradition of capturing the atmosphere of the outdoors!  Contemporary artists are invited to join the realms of the famous regionalist artists of the 1930s and paint outdoors in the scenic Sainte Genevieve area. Also among the highlights are multiple paint outs & competitions, generous prizes, social events.

  • Holiday Christmas Festival (Dec)

    Location: Historic Downtown Ste. Genevieve
    Cost: Free
    800-373-7007
    573-883-7097

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    Join us for a Christmas parade, carriage rides, photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, and over thirty free musical programs performed throughout the historic district during the weekend. Enjoy carolers in the streets and holiday refreshments as you shop for treasures in the charming shops and art galleries throughout downtown.

    Event Schedule: Page 1 and Page 2

     

     

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    Master Gardeners’ Spring Garden Walk

    Weekend after Mother’s Day in May
    Tickets are available at:
    Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center
    66 Main Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-7097
    800-373-7007

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    Ste. Genevieve Master Gardeners’ annual Garden Walk is held in the downtown historic district of America’s oldest French Colonial village. This is a unique opportunity to tour private and public gardens. Several gardens are part of historic homes in Ste. Genevieve and are typical of the 18th century time period. The Master Gardeners’ plant

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    sale begins at 9am and extends through Sunday. Other weekend activities: Private vendors, discounts at participating downtown merchants, art exhibits, and the Farmers’ Market on Saturday morning.

     

     

  • Muny Band Concerts

    8:00 Thurs Evenings, June and July
    Valle School Parking Lot
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-7097
    800-373-7007

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    Ste. Genevieve’s Municipal Band performs a variety of favorites each week polkas, marches, show tunes, kids’ tunes, and popular melodies.  Sit in your car or bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy one of the few municipal bands still around, a Ste. Genevieve tradition for over 70 years!

  • Jour de Fete Arts & Crafts Festival

    When: Second full weekend in August
    Where: Historic District, Ste. Genevieve, MO
    800-373-7007
    573-883-7097

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    The annual Jour de Fête is southeast Missouri’s largest outdoor Crafts Fair. Held in the heart of Ste. Genevieve’s Historic District, visitors can browse through arts and crafts booths. Shop till you drop and enjoy live music, foods, living history demonstrations and other activities at this family-friendly event.

  • Ecole du Soldat

    When: Please see the Events Calendar for specifics
    Where: Historic District
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    800-373-7007
    573-883-7097

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    A family-friendly, living history event! Come explore the traditions of the “School of the Soldier.” This is a fully packed weekend of lectures and camaraderie with plenty of events to see.

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    On Saturday, attend a public heritage auction of discovered ‘desirables’ – memorabilia, collectibles, ‘accouterments’, utensils, and ‘watch’a-may-call-its’.  In addition, Ste Genevieve has the greatest concentration of original French colonial buildings in North America. Plus is the only surviving French colonial village in the United States. At Ecole du Soldat activities of that early era are reenacted.