About Us

Union Studio is a locally owned shop featuring the work of over 180 St. Louis artists. Our thoughtful, classic collection of hand-crafted goods and fine art showcases the work of your neighbors. Opened in 2014, on Tower Grove Ave, Union Studio has recently expanded with a second location in Webster Groves. Now with two locations, we look forward to continuing to provide a warm welcoming space, where you can connect with local makers’ high-quality work. 

Mary Beth Bussen

Mary Beth is a co-creator at Union Studio. When she opened the store over seven years ago, it was mostly a work space for creating fabric goods, but now it is a real live shop. Mary Beth has lived in South St. Louis almost twenty years and loves uniting her community with the artists that live here as well (Uniting...Union, get it?). In her free time, Mary Beth likes to watch her daughters hone their skills for taking over the world. She doesn’t have the minivan stickers to show it, but she thinks they are the best! In case you were wondering--and many of you seem to be --no, she is not six feet tall. And yes, we all love her mom the most.

Sarah Kelley

Sarah is a co-creator at Union Studio. She loves working here because she gets to use her organizational superpowers for creative good. Before entering the art world, she studied Sociology and Women and Gender Studies and worked in non-profits.
She lives in Tower Grove East with her partner and misbehaved dog. On days off, you can find Sarah fighting with weeds in the garden, reading for her book club, or having a cold beverage in a cool place.
Website photos by Kevin A. Roberts, J Elizabeth Photography, and Brea Photography