The Gallery At RAC

The Gallery at RAC is committed to exhibiting the work of local artists and fostering opportunities for curators living in the St. Louis region. The Gallery at RAC showcases artists from a variety of media and exhibitions rotate throughout the year. Guest curators have the opportunity to compose group exhibitions, each featuring works that explore a specific discourse. RAC accepts proposals for exhibitions on a rolling basis. Please click here to view the guidelines for exhibition proposal submission. You may also browse our past exhibits here.

Located on the first floor of the RAC Building

Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 5:00pm;

Saturday and Sunday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm


Current Exhibition


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August 15 – September 6
Curator: Jessica Baran
Artists: Ilene Berman, Christine Ilewski, Carlie Trosclair
Opening Reception: Friday, August 15, 5:30 – 7:30
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, August 27th, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

“Of Being Numerous: The 2013 Critical Mass for the Visual Arts Creative Stimulus Award Exhibition” features artwork by the recipients of the 2013 Creative Stimulus Award: Ilene Berman, Christine Ilewski and Carlie Trosclair.  The Creative Stimulus Award is an annual prize given by Critical Mass for the Visual Arts which allots $1500 to three St. Louis-based, jury-selected artists, to assist them in creating new work and expanding their practices.  This exhibition features a variety of media – including painting, textiles, and installation – that serves as a means for representing fundamentally community-driven work, which is deeply engaged with the St. Louis area beyond conventional gallery confines.

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, August 15 from 5:30 – 7:30pm, and at our gallery talk on Wednesday, August 27th from 5:30 – 7:30.

About Critical Mass for the Visual Arts

“Critical Mass for the Visual Arts is a nonprofit, self-formed visual arts collaborative dedicated to promoting, enhancing and initiating contemporary visual art in the St. Louis region. Since 2008, Critical Mass for the Visual Arts has recognized the needs of outstanding local visual artists through the Creative Stimulus Project.”

Upcoming Exhibitions



September 19 - November 1, 2014
Curator: Noah Kirby
Artists: Alison Ouellette-Kirby, Noah Kirby, Laura Elizabeth Mullen
Opening Reception: Friday, September 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Friday, October 10, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents “Machinations,” comprised of “objects that activate physical, psychological, and interpersonal relations.” “Machinations” speaks to both the intangible and tangible nature of physical relationships embodied in, through, and with objects. The exhibition places focus on objects produced through the traditions of sculpture production, small metals fabrication, casting, welding and silversmithing.

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, September 19th from 5:30 – 7:30pm, and at our gallery talk on Friday October 10, from 5:30 – 7:30.


Back Lot at the Big Top


September 19 - December 31, 2014
Curator: Susan Mintz
Artists: To be announced
Opening Reception: Friday, September 19, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m

This exhibition will be installed in the Metro Art Exchange located on the second floor of the RAC building.

The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) presents “Back Lot at the Big Top,” and exhibition of artwork created during the 2013 and 2014 Artist Day at Circus Flora.  Enjoy this special glimpse of the back lot at St. Louis’ won magical one-ring theatre, interpreted through the visual arts.  This exhibition will be on display in RAC’s Metro Art exchange located on the second floor or the RAC building.

“Many daydream of running away with the circus, and some even do –

if only for a day or two.”

Join us at the opening reception on Friday, September 19th from 5:30 – 7:30pm.  We will be accompanied by circus personalities such as jugglers and stilt walkers!

View Past Exhibits