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Saint Louis Art Fair

Recognized as one of the top 5 juried art fairs in the county, hundreds of local, national and international artists apply every year for the opportunity to showcase and sell their work at the Saint Louis Art Fair. Since its beginnings in 1992, Clayton, MO has been home for 3 days each September to more than 180 selected artists, the emerging artists’ work, creative castle art projects for kids, culinary delights, music and entertainment.


PR & Media Relations

CEL was brought in to help increase the visibility of the Saint Louis Art Fair locally, attract individuals and companies investing and purchasing art, and further enhance the profile of the Art Fair locally. Reputation management and the proactive public relations for the Art Fair was our responsibility working closely with the Executive Director.

Media coverage at the 2019 st. louis art fair

Every year since 2008 CEL has secured and protected their brand. The media coverage annually exceeds expectations strategically placing artists in the spotlight leading to record sales. Creative collaboration with corporate sponsors has lead sponsors gaining public and media positive recognition. The Art Fair executive director and board of directors continues engage CEL as their public relations partner. Weathering storms, threats and thefts, CEL has guided responses and media to detour additional harm and engage the team in proactive communications.

  • Our marketing partner since 2015

    “CEL has taken care of all of our marketing needs and more since 2015. They keep us current and relevant to our patients and help us attract new patients. They save us time and energy with our marketing and public relations and track results to measure our return on investment.”

    – Annette Steffens, Southdale ObGyn

  • CEL has provided us with the tools and support to crystallize our brand and value. It is more than just marketing.

    They (CEL) helped us refine and re-define who we are and why we do what we do. Their listening, creativity and deliverables kept us thriving in tough economic times for our industry.

    – Sarah Kaelberer, CFP®, CLU, ChFC, President – Business & Estate Advisers, Inc.

  • I’ve hired CEL to promote my events since 1999…There is no better company.

    Every year, CEL secures multiple newspaper and radio hits and more than 70 television segments for the Saint Louis Art Fair.

    Together, we re-positioned the Uptown Art Fair in Minneapolis and took the Saint Louis Art Fair to a new level of success with local and national media coverage. In addition to drawing a crowd, the media focus they place on individual artists has helped attract high-level professional artists and qualified buyers. Always prepared, CEL’s crisis communications are extraordinaire.

    – Cindy Lerick, Former Executive Director of Uptown Association, Mpls and Former Executive Director of Cultural Festivals Saint Louis, MO.