In our fourth year, The Blooming Artists Project connects student artists from St. Louis school districts, with local master artists . Students in grades 3-12 create works of art in their classroom and submit their photos and statements. Master artists who have made a name for themselves and have influenced art within our community are paired with one of our young artists. The master artist ultimately creates a work of art inspired by the student’s work. The project culminates in a formal gallery exhibition, displaying both the student’s and master’s work side by side. The intent is to show young artists that their ideas have merit and can inspire even seasoned artists. This season of the Project is sponsored by Artmart, the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis, and the Greater St. Louis Art Association, and will be held at 1900 Park on May 12th, 2017.