First Art Walk of 2014 to Have Mardis Gras Theme in Ste. Genevieve


STE. GENEVIEVE, MO --  The art galleries, shops and restaurants of downtown Ste. Genevieve will be caught up in the festive spirit of Mardi Gras this weekend for the celebration of the Fourth Friday Art Walk on February 28, 2014.  The Ste. Genevieve Downtown Renewal Project, sponsor of the Art Walk programs, has announced that the Feb 28 Art Walk will feature a Mardi Gras theme to kick off the new season of Art Walk events.  Art Walks in Ste. Genevieve are hosted from 6 to 9 pm on the fourth Friday of each month from February thru November. 

In keeping with the Mardi Gras theme, the Ste. Genevieve Art Guild will be selling Mardi Gras Masks at 109 N. Main to help raise money for the Bette Geraghty Memorial Scholarship fund.  Stella and Me, located at 198 North Main, will be selling Shrimp and Crawfish Etouffee from 5 to 8 pm, or while supplies last.  The Welcome Center, located at 66 South Main, will offer Mardi Gras beads to the first 50 Art Walk patrons to visit the Welcome Center.  Enjoy live acoustic music at two shops: Simple to Sassy and Art and Antiques.

During the monthly Art Walk, Ste. Genevieve art galleries host open houses to encourage patrons to view and purchase works of art by local and regional artists displaying a variety of art forms. Many businesses in the Historic District participate by extending their store hours during the Fourth Friday Art Walk. At press time, the following shops were planning to participate in the Mardi Gras Art Walk on Feb 28:  Odile’s Linen and Lace, Sweet Things Sweet Shop, Le Techniques, European Entitlements, the Linden House Shop at the Bolduc House Museum, the Show Me Shop, Only Child Originals/Rust, the Ste. Genevieve Winery, Simple to Sassy Décor & More, Spirit Haus, Kathy’s Pour Le Femmes, Art & Antiques, Studio 221 and Galleria Ste. Genevieve. Refreshments are served at various locations.

There is no charge to tour the Fourth Friday Art Walk, however there is an optional $5 pass which participants can purchase. By getting six locations to stamp their pass, they can be entered in a drawing to win their choice of original art or a featured item of $100 value at the ‘After Party’ at the end of the night.  

The following locations will feature artwork by selected artists valued at $100 or another item or gift card for that amount. 

109 N. Main –  ‘Mountain Bleuets’ by Donna B. Hart

Art and Antiques – ‘Bloomsdale Overlook’ By Mary Peura

Galleria Ste. Genevieve – Featured artist from the Ste. Genevieve Art Guild

Kathy’s Pour Le Femmes – 3D Art by Diane Wilson

Only Child Original/Rust - $100 gift card for items in store

Simple to Sassy Décor & More – Gossip Bench by Kara Burt

Spirit Haus –  ‘Sweet Treats’ by Iris Vincent

Ste. Gen Winery – ‘Light Study’ by Jane Naeger

Studio 221 –  $100 gift card for items in store

Welcome Center – Featured artist from the Ste. Genevieve Art Guild 

The Feb. 28 Art Walk After Party, which includes the drawing for the $100 item, will take place at the Art Guild gallery located at 109 N. Main in downtown Ste. Genevieve.

Bring your friends and enjoy a leisurely stroll among the shops, restaurants, and art galleries of downtown Ste. Genevieve on Feb. 28 for the Mardi Gras themed Art Walk, sponsored by the Ste. Genevieve Downtown Renewal Program.  Start your art tour at the Welcome Center where you can view two important art collections, as well as pick up a map to the galleries.  

Ste. Genevieve is less than an hour’s drive from both St. Louis and Cape Girardeau on Interstate 55, at exit 150.  Make a weekend of it! Plan to stay overnight and visit the shops and wineries, too!  For more information on lodging, dining and event details go to or search “VisitSteGen” on Facebook.  More information on Ste. Genevieve artists is available at

Sandra Cabot

Ste Genevieve Welcome Center 



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