Critical Mass

FINAL_logoCritical 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.


Critical Conversations- Presence and Absence: Representations and Expressions of African and African-American IdentityVideo Available

Check out the video document for this most recent Critical Conversation. A special thanks to MK, Kevin, Lyndon, Kahlil, Kat, Dani (and baby) for their efforts. Thanks also to St. Louis Artworks, Vanity Gee, Ellie Balk, Sarah Griesbach, All the Art, Andrea Purnell, Vicki Kahn, and Priscella Block (St. Louis Artworks).

Creating Community with Critical Conversations

Follow this link to the Friendraiser!

We’re making great progress! The first two days of our friendraiser for #CreatingCommunity with Critical Conversations, we raised $820! Please consider making a gift to this critically important effort.Our ultimate goal is $1600, which will all go directly toward providing new critical conversations, honorarium, and community engagement for future programming.


Fractured Tranquility-  2015 Creative Stimulus Award Exhibition

Center of Creative Arts’ Millstone Gallery

November 18 – December 18



Fractured Tranquility is an exhibition highlighting Saint Louis’ Critical Mass for the Visual Art 2015 Creative Stimulus Awardees: Megan Grubb, William Morris, and Brett Williams at the Millstone Gallery at Center of Creative Arts. This exhibition breaks down commonplace experiences as such the family vacation, music, and passages, with works created following the announcement of this award. As the artist’s exercise unfolds, each work gives the viewer a glimpse into the underlying complexity or formation anxiety during mundane experiences. Ultimately, the work within the gallery setting causes guest to have an alternate experience when considering their own awareness of the familiar.

Curator- David Johnson

Announcing the Winners of 2016’s Creative Stimulus Awards- Ellie Balk, Addoley Dzegede, and Amy Reidel!

Here’s the latest press from Nancy Fowler at St. Louis Public Radio.

Check out this time-lapse video of the Seed the Change !

Created by Public Works Project winner Jessica Witte.