The roles of local black and immigrant artists and activists in the labor movement are the subjects of an art exhibit that will open at the Webster University Arcade Contemporary Art Projects Gallery in downtown St. Louis on Dec. 7. The show will be on display through Jan. 17 and will be free and open to the public.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on opening night, the gallery located in Webster University’s Gateway Campus will host a cocktail gala and fundraiser to support the non-profit Bread & Roses of Missouri. During that event, Jamala Rogers and Percy Green will be honored for their activism for workers' rights. An artists’ reception and talk will be held at 5 p.m. Dec. 12.

The gallery is located in the Historic Arcade Building at 812 Olive St., across from the Old Post Office building in downtown St. Louis. The Arcade Contemporary Art Projects regular hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

During the cocktail gala on Dec. 7, patrons will be treated to an exclusive live performance from the 2020 Workers' Opera. Tickets for the December 7 cocktail gala are available at

For more information on the Contemporary Art Projects Gallery, visit​.

Past dates

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  • Occurred Saturday, December 7th, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Occurred Thursday, December 12th, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
  • Starting Saturday, December 7th, 2019, repeated every week on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday until Friday, January 17, 2020 — all day


Historic Arcade Building

812 Olive Street
St. Louis,