Innovations in Textiles STL
 

Innovations in Textiles STL

 
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Mission

Innovations in Textiles STL 2019 is a collaborative event presented Fall 2019 throughout the St. Louis region—including St. Louis County, St. Louis City, St. Charles, Columbia, Missouri, as well as Metro East Illinois. Innovations in Textiles STL 2019 serves to enlighten the community with a unique aesthetic perspective on fiber art.

Created to investigate the state of contemporary textile arts, Innovations in Textiles 2019 is comprised of over 40 regional nonprofit & commercial art galleries, organizations and museums that have joined forces to present innovative exhibitions that explore fiber art, textiles and fashion created by local, regional, national, and international artists.

In addition to exhibitions, a broad range of artistic programming & activities is planned, including receptions, open houses, workshops, lectures, gallery talks, studio tours, a bus tour, and other community programs throughout Fall 2019. Innovations in Textiles 2019 will take place August through November 2019 with a special weekend of events with Surface Design Association scheduled October 3-6, 2019. Stay tuned to this website and our Events section for more info.
 

Special Partner

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For Innovations in Textiles STL 2019, we are very pleased to announce that are partnering with Surface Design Association, an international textile/fiber art organization, which is bringing their “Beyond the Surface” biennial conference and related events to St. Louis October 3-6, 2019. Surface Design Association (SDA) is an international organization focused on inspiring creativity, encouraging innovation, and advocating for artistic excellence as the global leader in textile-inspired art and design. SDA’s mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of textile-inspired art and design through publications, exhibitions, and conferences. Learn more: www.surfacedesign.org

For more information about Innovations in Textiles 2019

Anne Murphy
IT19 Program Coordinator innovationsintextilesstl@gmail.com

For information about Surface Design Association

Karena Bennett
Executive Director, Surface Design Association executivedirector@surfacedesign.org

 
 
 

"...a collaborative event that serves to enlighten the St. Louis
regional community with a unique aesthetic perspective on fiber art."

 
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History

The Innovations in Textiles collaborative dates back to 1995 when several local key art organizations—Craft Alliance, COCA, Art Saint Louis, and the Saint Louis Art Museum—joined together to create a collaborative event designed to celebrate fiber art and artists. Innovations in Textiles was originally presented biennially, but in 2015, the group began presenting the event every four years. From the 4 founding organizations back in 1995, the collaborative has expanded to include over 40 participating regional venues for our 2019 event.


Participating Venues

To-date, participating venues (and where they are based) in Innovations in Textiles STL 2019 include: