Join art lovers, philanthropists, community leaders and supporters of STL Airport at this year's gala; a sweet escape to a colorful world of whimsy!  

October 5, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in Terminal 1, Concourse B (pre-security) at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

See why it promises to be an unforgettable evening:

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Shop custom-made Art glass

Shaping soft, fluid, hot glass to harden into beautiful, translucent shapes is very similar to pulling crystalline sugar and taffy into whimsical and delicious candies.  Join us to gobble-up these incredible glass forms, made specifically for this one-night-only event by artists affiliated with Third Degree Glass Factory.  Price range: $40-$400



Sweetie & The Toothaches aim to please by bringing you the sure fire authentic sights and sounds of the 1930's -1960's jump blues scene. You'll laugh, you'll cry and there's no doubt that you'll be moving your body when you hear the powerful vocals of Emilie "Sweetie" Richard and her sensational Toothaches! Prepare to be blown away as this St. Louis show band hits you square with their brand of sinfully sweet songs, hot and ready rhythms, heavenly harmonies and savory solos! It's safe to say that after you get a taste of this full-bodied jump band, you'll be sure to leave with a permanent sweet tooth.


Whether you dress up or dress down, there's lots of fun to be had with fashion at Art of Travel!  Let the theme take you away!

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Culinary arts take center stage at Art of Travel! Expertly crafted dishes are prepared and servedat our unique chef table dining experience.  Top chefs with HMSHost are flown in from around the country to prepare the deliciousness. You'll definitely want to try it all- and you can- all night long!  When you're done with the savory, we've definitely got something for your sweet tooth!


We raise the bar

The perfect pour is always in-hand at Art of Travel, and always complimentary.  Sip a signature themed cocktail created by master mixologists, or choose your own pour from a top shelf selection in the stylish Budweiser Lounge. Grab an an ice-cold bottle of your favorite beer or a glass of wine from one of three bars conveniently located throughout the event space.  Our signature cocktails have been decadently crafted with complex flavors, evoking old-world traditional charm with beautiful presentation. Only the freshest ingredients are used, for the boldest flavor profile.


Silent Auction

Our stunning silent auction offers a variety of exciting and engaging experiences and collectibles for all age groups.

Thank you to our event sponsors:

The proceeds from Art of Travel make an impact by showcasing the best of our region to millions of travelers each year. Funds raised assist in exhibitions and new collaborations with many regional cultural partners, including the Regional Arts Commission, Missouri History Museum, Craft Alliance, Artists First, Gallery 210, Wildwood Press, the Schmidt Art Center and the Washington University School of Architecture, as well as local artists Tom Sleet, Amy Reidel, Robert Ketchens, Ken Konchel and Danielle and Kevin McCoy.

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