Mary Engelbreit Christmas Experience now open

St. Louis native and internationally known artist Mary Engelbreit, center, joined Crestwood Mayor Roy Robinson and Children's Illustrated Art Museum Director Jimmy Johnston, right, last week in cutting a ribbon to mark the grand opening of the Mary Engelbreit Christmas Experience. Also pictured is AmerenUE representative Karen Foss, left, and Mikayla Delano. Ameren is a corporate sponsor of the exhibit. Bill Milligan photo

St. Louis native and internationally known artist Mary Engelbreit, center, joined Crestwood Mayor Roy Robinson and Children’s Illustrated Art Museum Director Jimmy Johnston, right, last week in cutting a ribbon to mark the grand opening of the Mary Engelbreit Christmas Experience. Also pictured is AmerenUE representative Karen Foss, left, and Mikayla Delano. Ameren is a corporate sponsor of the exhibit. Bill Milligan photo

The Mary Engelbreit Christmas Experience in the St. Louis Children’s Illustrated Art Museum at Crestwood Court’s ArtSpace now is open. The exhibit features a walk-through experience of the children’s holiday classic ”Twas the Night Before Christmas’ by Clement Clarke Moore, illustrated by St. Louis native and internationally known artist Mary Engelbreit. Museum visitors on Dec. 1 were able to meet the artist during a special event. The free exhibit is open to the public, although donations to support the nonprofit museum are welcomed.