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Delmar Loop Easter hunt swaps eggs for art

2016-easter-art-hunt-delmar-loopA local artist is putting a creative twist on the traditional Easter egg hunt along with several businesses in The Delmar Loop!

Unleash your inner art collector and join the 2016 Easter Art Hunt, which takes place Saturday, March 26, in The Loop. Artist Zack Smithey will be creating 1,000 9”x12” paintings – each numbered on the back in order of creation – and hiding them around St. Louis during the week of March 19-26 as part of an art scavenger hunt. Zack will post photo clues on his Facebook page daily during the week.

Festivities will conclude on Saturday, March 26 in The Loop, when about 300 pieces of Zack’s art will be given away by participating Loop businesses between 10 a.m. to 2:30 pm. If you find or buy a piece of Zack’s art, you can get it autographed at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Blvd., starting at 3 p.m. The artist suggests that would also be the best time and place for those who want to buy, sell or trade his work to get together.

RSVP to this free event on Facebook, follow Zack Smithey to get clues for the art hunt and use the hashtags #easterarthunt and #supportlocal to show off your finds!

Loop businesses participating include:

  • Serendipity Gallery
  • HSB Tobacconist
  • Miss M’s Candy
  • Mission Taco
  • Craft Alliance
  • Loop Living
  • Which Wich
  • Rocket Fizz
  • Three Kings
  • Componere Gallery
  • Melting Pot
  • Phoenix Rising
  • Pinup Bowl
  • Pageant
  • Peacock Diner
  • Blueberry Hill
  • Create Space
  • Snarf’s
  • Baked T’s
  • Plowsharing Crafts