It was time for a bit of soul lifting, I headed to the Soulard Art Gallery.
Soulard is an old neighborhood. The name comes from Antione Soulard, who helped develop the area. There’s a lot of brick, and churches, and bars, and celebrations. It’s super close to “The River.” Soulard is also a great place to find artists. On this particular “break away day” I choose to visit the Soulard Art Gallery.
Resident Artists welcome every visitor. There’s always a display of art from regional artists. Each Resident Artist has a mini gallery. There’s plenty of color, texture and new views. Each gallery has it’s own style, look and feel. It’s a bit like visiting worlds of wonder.
Looking is okay, purchasing encouraged. – Prices fit almost every budget. You’ll be offer a beverage. There are invitations to upcoming exhibits. Say anything nice and an artist will reward you with a bright smile.
Soulard Art Gallery – 2028 S 12th Street – 63104
On to the “The Grove”
Onion Rings and a Coke – seems like terrific transition snack for a wanderer like me. “The Grove” has become one of the most fabulous, colorful neighborhoods in St. Louis. I was passing through around early lunch-ish time, so energy was quiet, and a little low.
O’Shays is friendly. They offer a hearty Sunday Brunch with plenty of choices. All of their food is prepared in house. They don’t mind if you’re a light weight and only order onion rings an a coke. The Irish eye twinkle is easy enough to see. No matter what’s goin’ on in the world. An Irish Pub can make it better.
Oshay’s Pub – 44353 Manchester Ave. – St. Louis, MO – 63110