Monaco, a new artist-owned cooperative art gallery, will open at 2701 Cherokee
Street on Friday, December 1, 2017.
Monaco provides opportunities for critical inquiry and commercial potential, and supports the
broader arts community by forging new connections — locally, regionally, and beyond. In the spirit
of a true cooperative, Monaco is committed to fostering growth and development through our
programming, be it the artists we engage, the surrounding community, or the local neighborhood on
and around Cherokee Street.
Monaco operates as an alternative to the traditional gallery model. Referencing one of the wealthiest
states in the world — notorious as a “freeport” for art and other luxury items — the name suggests a
sovereign micro-state, emphasizing the autonomy of the project, and hints at ideas of commerciality
in the contemporary art world.
Monaco will launch with an inaugural exhibition of works from the founding cooperative members
on Friday, December 1st, from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Exhibiting artists will include Amanda Bowles, Bruce
Burton, Sage Dawson, Kristin Fleischmann Brewer, José Garza, Meghan Grubb, LAB:D (Lyndon
Barrois Jr. + Addoley Dzegede), Allison Lacher, Gregg Louis, Cole Lu, Tim Portlock, and US English.
A fundraising campaign is underway to help offset the initial expenses of renovating the Monaco
gallery space, essential start-up supplies, and a small reserve for future use as necessary.
To support the launch of Monaco in St. Louis, visit the GoFundMe campaign to donate:
|Event Date||12-01-2017 7:00 pm|
|Event End Date||12-01-2017 10:00 pm|
|Location||Monaco Art Gallery|