The Art 
of Understanding

Artist, Paul Klee, said, “Art does not reproduce what we see…it makes us see.” The arts are interpretations of life. Art tells stories. Art can open our eyes to allow us to gain new understandings about people, places and situations--and even our own feelings.

Chesterfield Lifestyle Holds Reader Happy Hour at Walnut Grill

Chesterfield Lifestyle readers and advertising partners enjoyed great food, beverages and company at Walnut Grill. 
Several lucky attendees won prizes and gift certificates from: The Mizzou Store, Novak Jewelers, Chesterfield Valley Dental, Elements Massage, Nothing Bundt Cakes, SSM Physical Therapy, Walnut Grill, and the J.

Around Town

Each month a Mystery Picture will be included at the end of Around Town. The Mystery Picture is a photo of something in Chesterfield; the picture may depict a close-up view or be taken from a unique vantage point. The answer to “What is it?” will be included in the next month’s issue of Chesterfield Lifestyle, along with a new…

Explore ART UNLEASHED in Chesterfield

While Art Unleashed Inc. has only been operating since last year, the organization has a long history in Chesterfield. The non-profit organization -- which relies on tax-deductible donations to support its programs -- offers an array of arts education classes for those of all ages and abilities in a variety of themes and media geared to many interests and skill…

Sherry Salant’s Art Captures Moments, Beautifully

Sherry Salant is a local alcohol ink and mixed media artist; she is also a photographer. View her work at Fine Art of Missouri, an art gallery, in Chesterfield Mall or online at

STAGES St. Louis Celebrating 30 Seasons

This year, STAGES St. Louis is launching into its 30th anniversary season with a special honor -- helping mark it as the region’s foremost not-for-profit company committed to preserving and advancing the art form of musical theater through performances and education; On Feb. 10, 2016, STAGES received the highest honor an arts organization can receive in Missouri – through the…

Healing Through Art

Steve Baum grew up in Chesterfield and graduated from Lafayette High School. He attended Mizzou and studied Business, Exercise Science and Nutrition. Baum is the owner of Iron Tribe Fitness, a highly personalized gym, in Brentwood; the motto of the gym is, “We Change Lives.” Baum has worked to help hundreds of people, in the fitness realm, to "get unstuck”…

Satchmo’s Bar & Grill

Hearing the name, “Satchmo’s,” evokes thoughts of rich, velvety bass vocals, a silky jazz trumpet, New Orleans, Southern cuisine and a “Let the Good Times Roll” attitude. Within our burg of Chesterfield, owners Ben Brown and Shane Mahoney have put it all together to create an atmosphere that caters to all senses. Welcome to Satchmo’s Bar and Grill. With ­­decades…

The Art of Allergy Relief

Fresh flowers, warmer weather and Cardinals' baseball won’t be the only things making an appearance in the coming spring months. An estimated 45 million Americans will be sneezing, wheezing and itching -- thanks to seasonal allergies. According to American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, more than 30 percent of adults and up to 40 percent of children suffer from…

The 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair

Many of us know the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair as the exhibition that brought the ice cream cone and iced tea to the world; it gave those who attended so much more. The purpose of fairs was to bring art and technology to the people, in an age before widespread global travel, television and the internet laid it all…

Skipping Away from Adult Coloring Books?

While hunting down a birthday gift for a creative friend, an enthusiastic boutique clerk introduced me to coloring books for grown-ups. “People love these,” he told me. “We’ve sold out of quite a few versions!” I thumbed through the few books that were left over and thought, “ NO.”