South Broadway Art Project is a 501c3 non-profit, visual art studio and organization and was founded in 2006.  SBAP has a mission to teach young people and adults how to enhance their own lives and their community through art.  We do this by offering affordable and unique programs such as: pottery open studio, and fashion design as well as a Teen Apprentice Project. By doing this we believe we can change lives and our community through art!

Who We Are.....


Brittany Marquardt - Lead Pottery Instructor / Teen Apprenticeship Mentor


Brittany is an artist, educator, mother of two, and Dutchtown neighborhood resident who is an active volunteer in the community. Brittany has a B.A. in Art Education from Humboldt State University in Arcata California (2009).  Brittany has also studied Ceramics at Webster University and St. Louis Community College as well as serving as a Studio Technician at Forest Park Community College. Brittany also sews and creates wearable clothing and textiles in her free time. Program Role:  Brittany is the lead Pottery Instructor and works with the Teen Apprenticeship Pottery program as well as coordinating parents, students, and community within the TAP Teen Apprentice Program. Brittany also assists with the TAP Fashion Design.

Tim Bliss - Facilities Director / Public Art Installations + Co-Founder
Tim is a co-founder of South Broadway Art Project and is the Facilities Director at South Broadway Art Project as well as overseeing Public Art Installations.   Tim is a resident of Marine Villa and is actively involved in neighborhood beautification and community activities.  Tim graduated from Webster University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a concentration in Sculpture.  Tim fullfills a multitude of behind the scenes work to keep the studios and gallery maintained.  He also brings many of our public art projects to life through his sculptural talents and background in project management.

Sarah Rye Bliss - Executive Director, & Co-Founder
sarah@southbroadwayartproject.org / 314-324-2713
Sarah is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of  South Broadway Art Project as well as a mother of three.   Sarah graduated from Webster University in 2000 studying Studio Art with a concentration in Architectural Ceramics, and Secondary Art Education. Sarah has been working as an artist and art educator for the past 18 years.  Sarah has taught in traditional and non-traditional public and private schools elementary thru high school as well as many different community settings. Sarah is a long-time resident of Marine Villa with close ties to the community through neighborhood gardening as well as  former President of Chippewa Broadway Business Association.