Tunnel of Love

Heart-shaped cave entrance reading Tunnel of Love

City Museum After Dark: Tunnel of Love

A Valentine’s Day Party that doesn’t suck.
Friday, February 14, 7-11PM
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

Here's the scoop:
Art Show + Sale curated by Jackson Kissel.
Dead Wax Records STL spinning vinyl in The Vault Room.
Owen Ragland Music in The Cabin Inn.
Delightfully tacky decor.
Complimentary temporary tattoos by Kat Kissick.
Complimentary artist portraits by Michelle Volansky.
Airbrush artists.
Tarot readings.
Photo Booth by Miranda Munguia.
Take a Valentine, Leave a Valentine DIY art activity.
Aphrodisiac tasting menu by Patrice Hill.
Specialty cocktails.
Pizza My Heart (by the slice).
Skeeball, pinball, and other games.
Tunnel of Love art installation in Beatnik Bob's Broken Record Cafe.

After Party (all night) at The Last Hotel STL. Hotel packages on the way.

Official artwork by J.T. Felix. Limited edition event posters printed by Grafik House for sale in ARTifacts on the third floor.

Read this:
City Museum After Dark: Tunnel of Love is a 21+ event. The museum will be open to all ages, however The Vault Room and The Cabin Inn will be strictly 21+. Tickets are $20 plus tax in advance or $25 plus tax at the door, assuming the event does not sell out. Parking is not included. Food and drinks are not included in the cost of admission. Artist portraits and temporary tattoos are free, though tips are encouraged. Airbrush artwork and tarot readings are not included in the cost of admission. Last call will take place at 10:45PM. and staff will begin shutting down the event at 11PM. Tennis shoes or boots and sensible clothing are recommended, especially if you plan to climb and slide. Photo booth pictures will be posted after the event.


Business inquiries should be directed to [email protected]

City Museum Call For Artists:
City Museum is seeking artists who would like to present their work in their upcoming Valentines party/ exhibition, Tunnel of Love. Creators working in 2D media are welcome to apply. Pieces must represent the idea of Love and Romance. The idea of love and romance does not have to be represented in the form of Hallmark love, but however you interpret it. This could mean the opposite of love or even the dark side of love.

 Accepted artists will be notified by Friday, January 29th, 2020.Pieces should be delivered no later than Tuesday, February 10th, 2020.The event will be, February 14th, 2020. It is preferable that artworks are for sale but they do not have to be. The City Museum retains a 10% commission on all sold artwork which will be donated to a non-profit partner.

How to apply:
Each artist is able to submit 1-3 pieces of work by emailing High resolution photos of them to [email protected] including the medium and size of each piece. The works will then be selected by Jackson Kissel, Rick Erwin, Lindsay Pattan, and Nancy Hernandez.

 Deadline for application: January 24th, 2020

Artist Benefits:
Chosen artists for the event will be showcased in The Vault Room located in the vibrant and eclectic City Museum in Downtown St. Louis. Artists will have the opportunity to sell their work at a commission. The City Museum will also promote the showing artists leading up to the event on social media such as Instagram and Facebook. Showing artists receive 90% of their retail price, while 10% benefits a non-profit partner. The event will be on Valentines day and draw a big crowd in an incredible space. This offers promotion, exposure, and open discussion among artists and potential buyers.