St. Louis is a quiet giant when it comes to culture, the arts and its arts institutions, especially within institutions of higher education. In quality and quantity, few major metropolitan areas can compare. Within a 30 miles radius of ArtLoft, there are over 16 colleges, universities, and junior colleges that offer an Art Degrees in many different disciplines. Widen the radius to 120 miles, and the number more than doubles to at least 33. Some of these institutions attract students from across the nation and the globe. Many hone the skills of hundreds of talented, creative people born and raised right here in eastern Missouri and southern Illinois. Each year, these institutions provide this region with new, creative, forward thinking young people ready and anxious to make our region better and more interesting, as well as provide specific creative skills for local companies.
For over 18 years, ArtLoft has been providing economical, spacious live/work units to creative people, many being past students of the institutions listed below. ArtLoft has and will continue to provide these burgeoning artists an affordable way to continue to pursue their work after their formal education by residing in ArtLoft‘s live/work units or setting up a studio in ArtLoft Studios.
Each of these universities and colleges provides art and creative opportunities to the creative community as well as the general public all year long. Check them out!