Arbor Day Celebration

Arbor Day Celebration & Art Contest
Sunday, April 21, 2024 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Creve Coeur Government Center, 300 N. New Ballas Rd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Celebrate Arbor Day on Sunday, April 21, at the Creve Coeur Government Center with a plant giveaway, activities for kids, educational displays, and a live raptor presentation led by the World Bird Sanctuary featuring a hawk, owl and falcon! 

Entries to the all-ages art contest will be on display inside of the Government Center lower level. Mayor Robert Hoffman will present ribbons to the contest winners during the event. See below for art contest entry rules and deadline.

The City of Creve Coeur has been a distinguished and recognized “Tree City” for over 25 years. As such, Arbor Day signifies an opportunity to educate and inspire residents about the importance, value and love of trees. This event is presented by the Creve Coeur Horticulture, Ecology and Beautification Committee.

Arbor Day Flyer 2024


All entries:

  • Not to exceed 9” x 12” (no canvas or canvas panel)
  • Must be any two-dimensional medium: pencil, water color, crayon, marker, oil, photo, digital design, etc.
  • Theme: Nature Around Us (any aspect of nature is acceptable)
  • Art Award Categories
    • Pre-K to Kindergarten
    • Grade 1 to Grade 2
    • Grade 3 to Grade 5
    • Middle School
    • High School
    • Adult
    • Senior (65+)
  • Photo Award Categories: 
    • 18 & Under
    • Over 18 Years of Age
  • Must list artist’s name, category, address and phone number on the back of the art piece
  • Submission deadline March 29, 2024 - Submit to Janet Rueschhoff, City of Creve Coeur, 300 N. New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Participation ribbons for all entries. Winners will have artwork displayed at the Creve Coeur Government Center for one month; all other artwork can be picked up following the event between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. With the exception of winning pieces, any artwork not picked up at the end of the show will be available for pick up at the Government Center until May 31. Artwork will not be returned by mail. By submitting your artwork, you agree to the use of your artwork for promotional purposes by the City of Creve Coeur. Artists retain ownership and copyright of their works.

For more information, contact Janet Rueschhoff at 314-872-2511 or

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