Southern Illinois University Edwardsville partnered with ESLACC in 2022, to bring Art Hives to the East Saint Louis Community. These events were done mainly on ” First Fridays” in order to build awareness of our organization and its mission.
What is an Art Hive? An Art Hive is a community art studio that welcomes everyone as an artist. From an art pop-up in a local library to a community studio or gallery, at its heart, an Art Hive is about inclusion, respect, and learning. It’s a welcoming place to talk, make art, and build communities. A response to creative ways that matter.
2022 Art Hive Event Dates


  • Virtual Art Hive presented by Daisy Yen March 4, 2022
  • East Saint Louis Senior High School Wellness Event April 12, 2022
  • Wyvetter Younge Higher Education Campus April 20, 202
  • Virtual Art Hive presented by Daisy Yen May 4, 2022
  • Reginald Petty and Edna Patterson- Petty “Artistic Home” May 8, 2022
  • Better Family Life June 10, 2022
  • Tri-Cities Juneteenth Celebration June 18, 2022
  • House of Miles July 1, 2022
  • Katherine Dunham Centers for the Arts and Humanities July 14, 2022 (Postponed)
  • Seasoned Circle Cafe August 5, 2022
  • Jackie Joyner Kersee September 2 (Cancelled)
  • Learning Resource Center October 7, 2022
  • The East Saint Louis City Hall November 4, 2022