Artscope is a nonprofit arts organization based in a natural environment, opening the doors to creativity and innovation for St. Louis area children.
Since 2002, Artscope (formerly SCOSaG) has provided thousands of hours of hands-on artistic education in the form of curriculum based classes, summer, winter, and spring break camps, drop-in open studio hours, adult classes, workshops, and community events in the historic cottage castle in Tower Grove Park and at festivals and events throughout St. Louis.
Artscope is located in a nationally recognized historic landmark, The South Gate Lodge of Tower Grove Park. Built in 1888, this cozy “cottage castle” has seen 118 years of history pass through its doors. In the past, it has been living quarters for grounds keepers. More recently, for twenty-five years, it was the park office; and for the past ten years it has been home to many young artists and their mentors.
It is Artscope's mission to provide a safe and educational environment for children to explore the Arts and also strengthen ties within the St. Louis neighborhood, its families, and its youth.