Maplewood Richmond Heights sixth-grade artists are being given the opportunity to apply their artistic talents toward the good of the class.
For the first time in the 19-year history of the St. Louis Art Fair, grade-school students will be showing and selling their art, and 21 MRH sixth-graders will each have their own table.
The proceeds of sales will go to each individual student, and everything the MRH students make will go to the Capstone trip to Chicago.
The Clayton fair already had the Creative Castle for the pre-school-age crowd for hands-on art making. Now, Create, gives elementary through high school kids the chance to show and sell their work.
It was each MRH student's decision to participate in the fair. MRH Elementary art teacher Sally Saldana told her students they’d have to commit to being at the show both Saturday and Sunday.
Saldana said the students' work will sell for approximately from $5 to $20.
Find them in the “Create” tent, which will be open for business on a parking lot off South Central Avenue from 12 to 4 p.m. both days of the fair.