St. Louis Lambert International Airport’s annual gala, Art of Travel, celebrated the Northern Lights: Wonder of the Skies!  The Art of Travel gala supports the airport's art and culture exhibitions program to showcase the best of our region to millions of travelers each year.

This year’s gala raised a record amount and we couldnt have done it without you! Check out the photo gallery to relive the magic of the Aurora Borealis.

Save the date!

The 2019 Art of Travel gala will be held on Thursday, October 3.

The gala was held in the Aero event space in Terminal 1, Concourse B

at St. Louis Lambert International airport. to host your next event at aero, click here.

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Once again, we partnered with some of the top St. Louis artists and designers to showcase an exclusive Art of Travel collection.  At the 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 (design above), Kelly Draper, Jenny Walker, STL Style, and Work/Play.  


Silent Auction

The Art of Travel silent auction was back on the table once again and featured great collections of sports memorabilia, travel packages, local excursions, gifts, art, and more.

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Culinary arts took center stage at Art of Travel! Expertly crafted dishes were prepared near your tables by our team at HMSHost. This year, attendees dined on delicacies where the Northern Lights shine: Norway, Sweden, Alaska, Finland- even Scotland.



Live Music- Starwolf

The Art of Travel was delighted to welcome St. Louis' Starwolf to this year's 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...." Starwolf is preparing to release its debut EP this fall after landing a high-profile spot in the lineup at LouFest 2017.

Billy and Julie in the morning, KLOU 103.3 FM, werehonored to be the MC’s of the Art of Travel Gala in 2018.

Billy and Julie in the morning, KLOU 103.3 FM, werehonored to be the MC’s of the Art of Travel Gala in 2018.

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Check out the the past year of art at the airport

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 artists and regional cultural partners including Laumeier Sculpture Park, World Chess Hall of Fame, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) at Saint Louis University, Dr. Jacqueline Lewis Harris and Yvonne Osei, Art-Bae, Brandon Anshultz, St. Louis Mercantile Library at University of Missouri-St. Louis, Firecracker Press, Ellie Balk, Megan Singleton, Photo Flood Saint Louis, Cbabi Bayoc, Carol Carter, Addoley Dzegede, Wildwood Press and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.