CLAYTON, Mo. – The popular St. Louis Art Fair returns to Clayton this weekend, but street and parking lot closures are already happening Thursday morning. 

Central Avenue in Clayton is now closed from just south of Maryland Avenue to Carondelet Avenue. The parking lot at 40 South Central Avenue is also closed, and Brentwood Boulevard from Forsyth to Maryland is now shut down as well due to the fair. 

At 6:00 p.m. this evening, Meramec Avenue will close from Maryland just north of Carondelet, and Forsyth from Brentwood Boulevard to Bemiston will also shut down at that time.

This is the 29th year for the fair. Artists will be there from 33 states and three countries. In fact, a total of 180 artist vendors will be on hand displaying their work. 

We spoke earlier with fair’s Executive Director Sarah Umlauf about what drivers should know about getting around Clayton this weekend. 

“They will want to look toward Maryland Avenue,” Umlauf explained. “That runs east to west in downtown Clayton and that’s a great bypass if you’re traveling that way. You can also look to Bonhomme Avenue to the south, which will also be open, and through east to west. If you’re traveling north to south you’ll want to look at Hanley Road, also Bemiston in downtown Clayton will be open, and also South Brentwood Boulevard will be open to traffic.”

The St. Louis Art Fair starts Friday, September 9, and runs through Sunday, September 11. It’s open from 5:00 pm until 10:00 p.m. Friday. Then on Saturday, it’s open from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. and on Sunday, the hours are 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.