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.

  • Purple Finch

    The Purple Finch

    137 N Main Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-880-7337
    Wednesday-Friday Hours: 10:00-5:00
    Saturday+Sunday Hours: 10:00-3:00
    Closed Monday+Tuesday
    The Purple Finch
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    The Purple Finch is a small shop filled with Home Decor, Jewelry, Handmade Quilts and Handmade Bath Products.

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    130 N Main Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    jrissoverart@gmail.com
    Wednesday-Saturday: 10:00-4:00
    Sunday Hours: 12:00-3:00
    Closed Monday-Tuesday
    573-330-2620
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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.GenevieveWelcomeCenter.com
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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. Another display of Art Colony works can be viewed in the stone building behind the Shaw house.

  • Ste. Genevieve Winery Art Gallery

    245 Merchant Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    800-398-1298
    Open Daily: 11:00-5:00
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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
    Monday Hours: 10:00-4:00
    Wed, Thurs, Sunday: 10:00-5:30
    Friday, Saturday Hours: 10:00-7:00
    Closed Tuesday
    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.

  • Felix Valle Historic Site Gift Shop

    Merchant and Second Streets
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-7102
    Monday-Saturday Hours: 10:00-4:00
    Sunday Hours: 12:00-4:00
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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. Behind the Shaw House is a stone building

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    which houses works from the Ste. Genevieve Art Colony.  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.  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. 

  • Eden Farm’s Creations

    199 North Main St.
    Ste. Genevieve, MO, 63670
    314-258-6674
    Daily Hours: 10:00-5:00
    Closed Tuesday and Sunday
    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
    Monday, Wednesday: 10:00-4:00
    Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00-5:00
    Sunday Hours: 11:00-4:00
    Closed Tuesday
    RustikSandKandles.com
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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
    Thursday-Monday Hours: 11:00-5:00
    Closed Tuesday+Wednesday
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    Antiques & Collectibles, Books & Albums, Memorabilia & Ste. Genevieve mementos!

  • The 109 Main Gallery & Studio

    109 North Main
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    The Main Gallery & Studio
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    The 109 Main Street Art Gallery features pet portraiture as well as the artwork of visiting artists during special events.

  • Only Child Originals

    176 N. Main St.
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-9682
    Monday Hours: 10:00-4:00
    Wed, Thurs, Sunday: 10:00-5:30
    Friday, Saturday Hours: 10:00-7:00
    Closed Tuesday
    Only Child Originals
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    Only Child Originals is a whole store of Hand Made (right here in this building!) goodies for your body, home and garden. The shop primarily sells original jewelry, from everyday earrings to exquisite necklace sets.

  • St. Mary Antique Mall

    777 Seventh Street.
    St. Mary, MO 63670
    573-543-2800
    Open Daily: 10:00-6:00
    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
    Friday Hours: 12:00-4:00
    Saturday Hours: 10:00-4:00
    Closed Sunday-Thursday
    Schultz’ Antiques
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    Antique furniture, antiquing, custom finishes, smalls, architectural, hutches, tables, islands can all be found at Schultz’ Antiques.

  • 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

  • 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.

     

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    Rhinehart & Rhinehart’s Gallery

    302 Market Street
    Ste Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-535-0836
    Tuesday-Saturday Hours: 10:00-5:00
    Sunday Hours: 10:00-4:00
    Closed Monday
    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&ThymeCookingSchool.com
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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 
    Daily Hours: 9:30-5:00
    ASLPewterFoundry.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.

Festivals and Events

  • Civil War Interpretive Event

    When: September 8, 2018
    Where: South Gabouri and Front Streets in the Ste. Genevieve Historic District
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    800-373-7007
    573-883-7097

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    A family-friendly, living history event! Observe Civil War camp life and demonstrations of marching, musket fire, and cannon fire.  Learn about Ste. Genevieve citizens who fought in the war, some on each side.  At 1:00 gather at the corner of Main and Merchant streets to observe a re-enactment of the 1861 bank raid by Federal Troops.

  • Traditional Artisans Showcase and Sale

    July 22-23, 2017
    ASL Pewter Foundry
    183 South Third Street
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-2095
    ASLPewter.com
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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 1st thru July 27th
    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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    Ste. Genevieve County Fair

    Mid weekend in July
    County Fairgrounds, North Main St.
    Ste. Genevieve, MO
    Ste. Genevieve County Fair
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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
    314-616-1098
    573-883-2800
    RouteDuVinWineTrail.com
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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. Each winery offers seating with beautiful scenery to view while savoring the award winning wines grown in this region.
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    Le Reveillon
    French Christmas

    Felix Valle State Historic Site

    Merchant and 2nd Streets
    Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
    573-883-7102
    FelixValleStateHistoricSite.com
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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.

     

     

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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.