Wall Ball Headlines a Great Weekend of Art; Our List of All the St. Louis Openings

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Wall Ball presents the rare opportunity to bid on artwork while witnessing its creation. Over 70 artists will participate at Saturday's event at NEO on Locust. More details on this event -- and many more exhibits -- after the jump.

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The Bubble Bus blows up the spot again this year at Wall Ball.

How to Disappear: Seven artists of various disciplines and national origins tackle the notion of being unknown as a revolutionary act. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 8. Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through May 20, free. Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Pl., St. Louis, 314-807-5984, www.theluminaryarts.com.

Jeremy Rabus: Outliers: New abstract paintings by Jeremy Rabus. Part of the Maplewood Arts Walk. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 8. Fridays, Saturdays. Continues through April 30, free. Hoffman LaChance Contemporary, 2713 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314-960-5322, www.hoffmanlachancefineart.com.

Wall Ball: Artists donate their time and talent to create art on the spot, which you can then bid on via sign-up sheet as the work unfolds. This year's Wall Ball boasts more than 70 artists, six DJs, two floors of wonder, a cupcake raffle and the singular wonder of the Bubble Bus. Party lasts from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 9. Sat., April 9, $30-$40. NEO on Locust, 2801 Locust Ave., St. Louis, www.neostl.com.

Young Artist's Showcase: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 6, free. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266, www.stlouisartistsguild.org.

Art: Agent for Change: Group show presented by the Women's Caucus for Art, St. Louis. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9. Starting April 9, Wednesdays-Saturdays. Continues through Oct. 31, free. Gya, 2700 Locust Ave., St. Louis.

Blue InnerView: Cyanotype Photography by Jane Linders: Images of St. Louis and French architecture transformed by the magic of the cyanotype. Part of the Maplewood Arts Walk. Fri., April 8, 6-9 p.m., free. S. Carmody Photography, 2707 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314-401-8089, www.carmodyphoto.com/.

Born From Chaos: New Paintings by Jim Pegg: Cocktails and appetizers will be served. Valet parking available. Fri., April 8, 6-9 p.m., Free. Brewington, 4814 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 314-361-5373.

Currents 105: Ian Monroe: Large-scale collages by the London-based artist. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through July 31, free. Saint Louis Art Museum, Forest Park, St. Louis, 314-721-0072, www.slam.org.

The Front Room: Tallervo Kalleinen and Olivier Kochta-Kalleinen: The St. Louis Complaint Choir: Live performance on Thursday, April 7. Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through April 17. Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 3750 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-535-4660, www.camstl.org.

GOD & GAIA: GOD & GAIA is a multimedia art event to benefit Panther Productions, St. Louis, a new nonprofit art organization dedicated to promoting live artistic events in the St. Louis area. Fri., April 8, 7 p.m.-midnight, $10. The Taylor Building, 1130 Washington Ave., St. Louis.

Harp Attack! Maplewood Arts Walk: Walk from gallery to gallery in Maplewood during the first Arts Walk of the season. Harpists will be stationed throughout the city, providing an ethereal soundtrack for your evening. Fri., April 8, 6-9 p.m., free, www.cityofmaplewood.com/artswalks.7300 Manchester Rd, Maplewood.

I Breathe. I Walk: An installation by Kristin Fleischmann that seeks to understand the self as a symbiotic being defined by human relationships. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 8. Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through May 6, free. St. Louis Artists' Guild, 2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, 314-727-6266, www.stlouisartistsguild.org.

Reframed Travels: Photos and paintings from the travels of Annie Smith Piffel and her students. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 8. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through May 6, free. Grafica Contemporary Fine Art, 7884 Big Bend, Saint Louis, 314-961-4020.

The Spring Set: Photographs by Emily Wood and Marjorie George, paper art by JD Dehne. Opening reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 8. Fri., April 8; Tuesdays-Thursdays. Continues through May 30, free. The Riverside Gallery, 13 W. Moody, Webster Groves, 314-221-6432, www.theriversidegallery.com.

Studies in Texture by George Malek: A Painterly Approach to Defining Textures Found Both in Nature and Made by Man: Part of the Maplewood Arts Walk. Opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 8. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Continues through April 30, free. Norton's Fine Art & Framing, 2025 S. Big Bend Blvd., Richmond Heights, 314-645-4040, www.nortonsfineart.com.

Where the Pavement Ends: New photographs by Alecia Hoyt. Part of the Maplewood Arts Walk. Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 8. Mondays-Fridays. Continues through May 6, free. Studio Altius, 2301 S. Big Bend Blvd., Maplewood, 314-769-9769, www.studioaltius.com.

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