This year’s Art of Travel theme, Cloud 9, combines the romance of flight with decidedly down-to-earth delectable dishes and handcrafted cocktails created exclusively for this event. Join friends for live music and a silent auction. Mingle with artists in our Pop-Up Shop featuring a unique collection of items crafted by local artist partners and available only at the Art of Travel. Aviation and the wonders of flight have inspired many generations to set their dreams on the sky. Inspired by their optimism, perseverance, and achievements, we are excited to celebrate the 9th Annual Art of Travel gala with you.

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Exclusive Art


We partner with some of the top St. Louis artists and designers to showcase an exclusive Art of Travel collection.  At the 2018 Art of Travel Pop-Up Shop, guests browsed and purchased exclusive designs on a number of fashion and travel accessories along with hand-crafted jewelry and more, all created by local artists Alicia LaChance, Kelly Draper, Jenny Walker, STL Style, and Work/Play.


Gourmet Dining


Culinary arts take center stage at Art of Travel! Expertly crafted dishes are prepared near your tables by our team at HMSHost. In 2018, attendees dined on delicacies from where the Northern Lights shine - Norway, Sweden, Alaska, Finland, and Scotland


Live Music

The Art of Travel was delighted to welcome St. Louis' Starwolf to the 2018 Art of Travel stage. Alive Magazine's Kevin Korinek profiled the trio recently saying the band "takes its cues from the nostalgia-laden synth soundtracks of the 1980s. But theirs is a new evolution of space-dance, brought to life through vintage analogue keyboards and groove-inspired bass lines, chill wave beats...."


Silent Auction

The Art of Travel silent auction was back on the table once again and featured great collections of sports memorabilia, travel packages to Costa Rica, local excursions, gifts, art by St. Louis artist and Solomon Thurman & STL Style, and more.


Relive the 2018 Art of Travel