Let Them Eat Art

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Friday, July 13 from 6 PM to 11 PM
Historic Downtown Maplewood

2018 brings the 13th Annual Let Them Eat Art on Friday the 13th! This is Maplewood's whimsical tribute to Bastille Day held each year the second Friday evening of July.  The event features live art demonstrations by regional artists, live music, and food & drink by Maplewood's award-winning food purveyors.  Let Them Eat Art is not an art fair; it's a celebration of making art and enjoying art in the shops and on the streets of Historic Downtown Maplewood.  

Please visit our Facebook Event for more updates, photos and information!

Music Abounds!

Sutton Main Stage, 2731 Sutton
Farshid Etniko, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM  
Hobo Cane featuring Javier Mendoza, 9 PM to 11 PM

Sutton Loop Park, 2800 Sutton
The Opera Bell Band (kid/family friendly)
6 PM to 9 PM

Citizens National Bank Park, 7300 Manchester
Saint Boogie Brass Band
7 PM to 10 PM

Streetside at The Benevolent King/Zee Bee Market, 7268/7270 Manchester
Acoustik Element
6 PM to 9 PM 

Mystic Valley Parking Lot, 7241 Manchester
Powerplay Band
6 PM to 9 PM

Streetside at SmithLee Productions, 7420 Manchester
Neil and Adam
Hosted/Sponsored by SmithLee Productions

Live Entertainment
Look for kid-friendly entertainment in Sutton Loop Park at Hazel and Sutton.  Including the Opera Bell Band, Circus Kaput (Elliot the Entertainer and Darren the Balloon Twister), Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Artists First (face painting and activities), Hi Tadah Top Spinning and a Craft Mafia craft activity.

Roaming entertainment includes the St. Louis Hoop Club and Aalim Belly Dancing.

Dream Seekers, dream interpretation will be in front of The Salt Room, 2739 Sutton.

Rusty Conklin and  Kathy Ann Duffin, chalk artists, will be creating a work of art at Marietta and Sutton.


This year's event will feature over 50 artists who are bringing their own interpretation of 
"Friday the 13th" to the event in the form of a custom-designed piece of art. View the Directory of Exclusive Creations 

Friday, July 13 will bring many artists into Maplewood. We have a special category at the event, "Artists Hosted by Businesses" and some are business owners in Maplewood. This year is really a "must-see" collection of artists and we hope you take the time to check out their work at the event.

Here is the online directory.

2018 Artists 

The Call for Artists has closed.  If you registered and have questions, you can contact Felecia Allman, Let Them Eat Art Artist Coordinator:
Contact the Artist Coordinator.

General Inquiries

If you have general questions about Let Them Eat Art, please contact the Event Director, Rachelle L'Ecuyer.  Contact the Let Them Eat Art Event Director.


Vendor Policy

Stay tuned for all of the information about our 2018 event!  We will begin posting information in the spring!  


Things to know before you arrive in Maplewood:

Street Closures

Sutton Blvd. will be closed between Manchester and Hazel starting at 4 PM. Sutton will be closed very briefly between Railroad Street and Saratoga Lanes starting at 6:30 PM for the parade.  This will only take about 10 minutes, we thank you in advance for your patience.

The south parking lane of the 7300 block of Manchester will be closed for the duration of the event starting at 5 PM.

Marietta will be closed at the western end of the block just after the western driveway of the parking lot.  This will begin at 4 PM and stay in effect for the duration of the event.


Parking is on street and at designated Event Parking lots.  Look for the Event Parking signs throughout Historic Downtown Maplewood.  All of our parking is free. Lots include:

1.  Citizens National Bank Parking Lot, northeast corner of Manchester and Oakview Terrace.
2.  Crossroads Presbyterian Church Lot, 2640 Oakview Terrace (just north of Manchester).  
3.  Dobbs Tire, 7447 Manchester.
4.  7415 Manchester (rear lot) enter at Margarette and Manchester.  
5.  People’s Health Center, 7200 Manchester.
6.  Bellevue Parking Lot, northwest corner of Bellevue and Manchester.
7.  Immaculate Conception Church Lot, 2934 Marshall just two blocks south of Manchester.
8.  7300 Manchester, Marietta Parking Lot (rear lot), take Manchester south at Marshall and turn west onto Marietta.
9.  7300 Manchester, Maplewood Square lot. 

***Please do not park in private or unmarked lots, we cannot help you if you park illegally!!!***


Portable toilets are located at 7195 Manchester and 7300 Manchester.  There is a public restroom in Sutton Loop Park at 2801 Sutton.