September 2015 Marketing and Design Events

September 2015 Marketing and Design Events

It’s an exciting month for St. Louis marketers and creative professionals. With multiple outdoor art fairs and a whole week dedicated to design, September is the time to shake things up and try something new, or to appreciate the thriving creativity in our city.

September 2, 2015

SPARK: 4th COCAbiz Creativity Conference 
8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at COCA

At SPARK, keynote addresses are interposed with hands-on arts experiences and dynamic conversations led by teaching artists paired with business strategists. Unique learning opportunities, mingled with distinctive networking events, and insights from local leaders make this the perfect conference for teams and individuals ready to enhance their creative abilities. Register here.

September 4-6, 2015

Fall Art Fair at Queeny Park
Greensfelder Recreation Center in Queeny Park

This fair features more than 130 juried artists representing the following media: ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, printmaking, digital art, glass, mixed media, fiber, sculpture, wood and more. Other features include wine tasting, live music, drawings for “art dollars” that can be spent at any artist’s booth, and several activities and demonstrations for both adults and children. Visit the Art Fair website for more information.

September 10, 2015

SMPS Happy Hour & Program
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at The Restaurant at the Cheshire

It’s no secret that many companies believe digital presence stops at a well-designed company website.  Evolve’s Derek Mabie will be speaking to SMPS St. Louis about the advantages, strategies, and purpose behind digital marketing, SEO and SEM strategy, and social media presence. Register here.

September 11-13, 2015

22nd Annual Saint Louis Art Fair
11 a.m. – 10 p.m. in Downtown Clayton

Visual artists from across the nation exhibit an unprecedented selection of the highest quality, original works of art along with three stages of entertainment, educational hands-on activities for children, culinary treats from St. Louis’ finest restaurants and much more. For the program guide and more information, visit their website.

September 11-13, 2015

Art Outside Alternative Art Fair
Schlafly Bottleworks 

A three-day alternative art fair that features quality and affordable art, exciting performance art and musical acts, and great food and drinks. Visit the Schlafly website for more information and the 2015 Artist Gallery.

September 15, 2015

314 Digital’s Educational Panel: Marketing Analytics
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. at Mad Art Gallery 

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast as a panel of speakers discusses how marketing analytics influence digital advertising. Register here.

September 17, 2015

AMA Luncheon: TEDxGatewayArch 
11:30 a.m. at Kirkwood Station Restaurant & Brewery 

At this AMA-St. Louis Monthly Luncheon, Mich Hancock (Executive Director) and Kristy Meyer (Director of Marketing) of TEDxGatewayArch will present their grassroots efforts in launching TEDx into the St. Louis marketplace. Register here.

September 17, 2015

4th Annual Midtown Alley BBQ
6 p.m. at Atomicdust 

Now in its 4th year, and bigger than ever! We’ll be taking over Locust Street again with food, beer, live music and 14 agencies participating in the BBQ competition.  Get your $20 tickets – good for 4 drinks and a plate of food – in advance or at the door. (Pst! Early-bird pricing this week! Tickets on sale for $10!)

September 19-25, 2015

St. Louis Design Week
Various Times and Locations

45 chances to learn something. Make something. Do something. To celebrate what design means to our city – and to the creative professionals who call it home. Visit the St. Louis Design Week website for the official schedule and more information on each of the 45 events.


Venture Cafe St. Louis
Every Thursday 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the @4240 Building in the Cortex Innovation District 

Each week, innovators and entrepreneurs gather for conversations and scheduled programming aimed to inspire. Visit their website for more information.

A Walk in 1875 St. Louis
Missouri History Museum 

Compton & Dry’s “Pictorial St. Louis” – drawn in 1875 and published in 1876 – is regarded as one of the most amazing city maps ever created. Using this incredibly detailed cartographic masterpiece as its backdrop, the Missouri History Museum developed A Walk in 1875 St. Louis, a 6,000 square-foot exhibition that explores the collective life of 1875 St. Louis through photographs, artifacts, news, writings and first-hand accounts of the day. Learn more on the History Museum’s website.

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Renée Fleddermann

Renée Fleddermann has always wanted to be a writer and narrowed her focus on copywriting during college, at the University of Missouri. On every project, from branding work to blog posts, she approaches problems with her own creative flair.

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