Artscope was founded by Saint Louis artist Jenna Bauer to create an accessible space for children and adults to experience the Arts. Then named The Saint Louis City Open Studio and Gallery (SCOSaG), the space provided children and adults an inclusive environment to explore creativity.
SCOSaG refocused the arts programs to serve primarily children and youth, including yearly arts education programs and summer camps. SCOSaG also provided arts education for community organizations and events throughout Saint Louis City.
SCOSaG was renamed Artscope under the same mission and vision. Artscope continues to be the only arts education program in St. Louis City to be permanently located in a natural environment, calling Tower Grove Park its home for over 12 years.
Under the same ideas it was founded on in 2002, Artscope continues to work to provide access to the Arts for all children and grow creativity in the community.