Central Midtown St Louis Lodging

Staying in the central corridor of St Louis allows travelers access to wonder Forest Park, the Trendy Central West End, or the hopping business district of Clayton.

Moonrise Hotel St Louis
6177 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63112-1203(314) 721-1111

Seven Gables Inn St Louis 
26 North Meramec Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63105(314) 863-8400

Crowne Plaza Hotel Clayton

7750 Carondelet Ave

Clayton, MO 63105

Cheshire Inn Hotel St Louis 

6300 Clayton Road

Saint Louis, MO 63117(314) 647-7300

Chase Park Plaza Hotel

212 N. Kingshighway

Saint Louis, MO 63108(314) 627-0168

Daniele Hotel
216 North Meramec Avenue

Saint Louis, MO 63105

Hampton Inn & Suites
5650 Oakland Avenue

Saint Louis, MO 63110314-655-3993

Holiday Inn Hotel Downtown St Louis     
811 North 9th St.  
St. Louis, MO 63101   
(314) 421-4000

Hotel Indigo - Central West End - St Louis
4630 Lindell Blvd
St Louis, Missouri 63108(314) 361-4900

The Ritz Carlton St Louis
100 Ritz Carlton Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63105


Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel 
7730 Bonhomme Ave.

Clayton, MO 63105(314) 863-0400

Clayton on the Park
Ste 1, 8025 Bonhomme Ave

Saint Louis, MO 63105-3532

Clayton, Missouri: The Perfect Vacation Spot for Art Lovers
Clayton, Missouri is a suburb of St. Louis located in the inner ring area near Forest Park. It is an art aficionado’s paradise with numerous galleries and museums to explore along with specialty boutiques and antiques stores. There are numerous hotels in the area with affordable rates along with dining options ranging from casual outdoor cafes to elegant fine dining establishments with gourmet cuisine.
Some of the many events in Clayton include:
St. Louis Art Fair, sponsored by the non-profit organization Cultural Festivals, is an annual event that highlights the work of artists in all mediums. Additionally, this art fair has live performances and interactive art exhibits. The fair is located at 7818 Forsyth Boulevard and takes place in September.
Taste of Clayton, takes place at Shaw Park during the summer months. This food festival goes into the evening hours with live music and fireworks after 7pm.
Gallery Nights are special receptions and exhibit openings at the numerous art galleries in Clayton.
Parties in the Park, a spring and summer tradition in Clayton, take place the second Wednesday of the month from May through September from 5:00 to 8:30 pm. These street parties feature live music, cocktails, and a chance to relax with family and friends under the stars. The location of the parties is Meramac Avenue in the block between Forsyth Boulevard and Maryland
St. Louis Beaux Arts Ball, which takes place in mid-October, is a revival of the famous St. Louis balls of the early 1900’s. The St. Louis Artists Guild hosts the ball at their facilities at 2 Oak Knoll Park in Clayton. While costumes are not required to attend this event, prizes are awarded for the best male, best female, and best couple’s costumes. Tickets are available through the Artist Guild for $125.00.
In addition to the numerous art galleries and events in Clayton, there are two museums worth visiting.
Mildred Lake Kemper Art Museum is located on the grounds of Washington University and features permanent arts exhibits from the 19th, 20th and 21st century, which some pieces dating back to 1881. The museum also houses antiquities from Greece and Rome, and over 100 prints from the Old Masters. Additionally, they have special temporary art exhibits encompassing all mediums and periods. They offer lectures and special events throughout the year.
Concordia Historical Institute holds the largest collection of artifacts and archives of historical documents relating to the Lutheran Church in the United States. Additionally, they host traveling exhibitions of artwork from different periods and mediums. The Concordia Historical Institute is located at 804 Seminary Place in Clayton.

Whether you are traveling from out of town or just looking for somewhere close for a staycation, Clayton offers a broad assortment of activities for those who love art.

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