Thursday, May 23, 2013

An Art Affair to Remember!

Joel and I love getting out and enjoying the weather when it's as gorgeous out as it has been, and last weekend (Friday in particular) the weather was simply perfect.  Belleville, a little gem in the St. Louis Metro East area, holds an art show that has been voted #1 or #2 in the country for quite some time now.

While I wouldn't consider myself an art expert by any means, I do think it's fun to look around and appreciate the talents of those that were displaying their work.  Belleville is a small-ish town (about 46,500 people), but they all came out in full force for Art on the Square.  I wish I would have gotten more pics in, but I was just having too much fun being there!

The crowd.

I love to see everyone come out to support this!

Most booths didn't allow photos, but luckily this one did.  These were hand painted boxes.

The beautiful fountain on the circle on Main Street.

A picture we bought to add to our collection.
Afterwards, we went to another Metro East Hotspot, 17th Street BBQ.  It was voted best BBQ in St, Louis, Top 10 BBQ spots in the U.S., and best BBQ ribs in the country, Among many other accolades.  While the BBQ is quite delish (but, sadly not my favorite), we had already eaten a little at the fair and weren't super hungry.  But we ordered the real star of this place: the corn muffins.  Best.  Appetizer.  Ever.  Sweet and soft and oh so warm, these are the real reason to visit this little BBQ joint.  And the honey butter...words cannot describe.

A rare slow moment for the place.

The best corn muffins in the world.


Anonymous said...

Oooo this looks like a lot of fun!

Jen said...

So fun!! :) I love stuff like this and I love the piece you got.

Katiellirb said...

The art Festival looks super fun! And I assume you saved some of those muffins for me, right? ;)

Anonymous said...

Fun! I love that picture you picked out, great find!