Acrylic artist Bala Thiagarajan, a first-time exhibitor at the Saint Louis Art Fair, joins Julie Schuster to tell listeners about the kind of art she creates and how it brings joy to viewers as well as connects to Bala’s childhood experiences in India. Learn more about what she loves the most about art fairs (hint: it’s not the sales) and how some of Bala’s pieces benefit charities that help Asian immigrants. Find out more about Bala and her jewel-toned, textural art at her website: Art by Bala.

The Saint Louis Art Fair is happening in downtown Clayton on Friday, September 9th from 6-9pm, Saturday, September 10th from 11am to 10pm, and Sunday, September 11th from 11am to 5pm.