TAC Amazing Race, Fall 2017
TAC Amazing Race, Fall 2017



The Saint Louis Art Museum Teen Arts Council (TAC) is built upon the philosophy that teens are integral in the design and implementation of teen programs at the Saint Louis Art Museum. The mission of SLAM's Teen Arts Council is to be an active, creative, and influential voice in the Museum.


TAC members are exposed to many facets of the Museum including our collection and exhibitions. TAC members inform teen programming at the Museum in order to build a greater teen audience at the Saint Louis Art Museum. In addition to planning the annual Young Artists Exhibition, TAC members receive behind-the-scenes Museum experiences, participate in arts workshops, and take field trips to local arts organizations.

Join us at our next event!

See the Future: 6th Annual Young Artists Exhibition Opening

Friday, May 11, 2018, 6-8 pm

Celebrate the opening of See the Future, an exhibition of artworks by St. Louis-area teens, with an evening of music, performance, and art activities! This exhibition and event are presented by the Teen Arts Council.  See the Future will be on view at the Museum in the Student Gallery from May 13- August 12, 2018.

Dance to music by DJ James Biko 

Get crafty with a button-making art acitivty

Snap a picture in the selfie station

Check out musical performances by teens

Get an exclusive sneak peek at See the Future

Want to join the Teen Arts Council?

Teen Arts Council meets every other week after school from September through May. To apply for TAC, teens must be in good academic standing and between the ages of 14 to 18 years old. 

What's required?

Members begin regular meetings each fall and close the year by hosting a juried teen art exhibition in late May. As the yearly cycle ends, helping to nominate the next group and planning activities for the coming year will be an important task. Future members will begin in September and remain active until the end of each school year. TAC membership may be renewed based on performance during the previous year.

  • TAC meets twice a month from 4:00-6:00pm (subject to change)
  • Occasional Friday and Saturdays are required beyond regular meeting times
  • TAC members are expected to follow the rules and guidelines of the program, participate in bi-monthly meetings and special programs, fulfill individual and group responsibilities, and develop and promote teen-centered events at SLAM.


2018-2019 TAC Membership Applications are open from March 15 to June 15, 2018.




For more information on Teen Arts Council or to send recommendations, contact: teens@slam.org