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[THE LUMINARY CENTER FOR THE ARTS IS MOVING TO A NEW LOCATION. FIND THEM CURRENTLY AT THE LUMINARY TEMPORARY GALLERY, 2644 CHEROKEE STREET.] The Luminary Center for the Arts is an immaculate gallery space and concert venue that prides itself on giving local, national and international artists the opportunity to showcase their work. Housed in a old convent across from Tower Grove Park, The Luminary is discerning in the bands it books - expect nothing less than the freshest sounds from some of the most compelling underground artists, supported by the cream of the local scene. The Luminary pushes the convergence of art and community, with artists in residence and a range of programming from the annual Off White Indie Wedding show to the recently launched AV, an art and music equipment sharing collective.


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