Calling all St. Louis creatives: The Regional Arts Commission wants to know your needs and challenges. And the organization hopes to reach everyone out there -- be they a full-time pursuer of the arts or a weekend dabbler."If you call yourself an artist, then we want to hear more about you," says Ji ... More >>
Crestwood Court is returning to its original function: A space to shop.They all knew it was coming -- but now it's finally official. Tenants at ArtSpace at Crestwood Court mall have received notice that their leases will be up at the end of February and that they'll have to leave to make way ... More >>
ArtSpace at Crestwood Court was an experiment never meant to last.It was never meant to last forever. And already it's gone on a year longer than expected. That said, the end is on the horizon for the dozens of arts organizations that have made Crestwood Court their home for the past three years. ... More >>
photo by Keegan HamiltonAntonio French chats with the members of the Regional Arts CommissionThe St. Louis arts community was out in force this morning to show their support for the proposed "Public Art Trust Fund" being considered by the Board of Aldermen. About a dozen artists and representativ ... More >>
Tonight's the kickoff for the eleventh annual St. Louis Black Pride festival, a celebration of and for black folks in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community."It's just another way of celebrating and acknowledging the diversity we have in St. Louis," says Erise Williams, president of ... More >>
photo by Keegan HamiltonArtists Chris Burch, Justin Tolentino, Bryan Walsh and Kris Mosby and friends outside the RAC.For the past eleven days, nine St. Louis artists and their friends have been holed up in the Regional Arts Commission, located just down the street from RFT world headquarters in ... More >>
Image sourceThe face of CitygardenFrom Citygarden to the colorfully painted parking pots on South Grand, St. Louis already has its share of public art. The problem, some elected officials and activists believe, is that the vast majority of the city's public art is concentrated in already-bustling ... More >>
If there's one idea that rubs artists the wrong way, it's a deadline. "You can't put a time limit on art!," one might argue. Well if you want to be paid for your art or have your work funded, you may need to get going on that grant application, so sayeth the area's Regional Arts Commission. Details ... More >>
The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center becomes a nonprofit.
Week of September 14, 2005
Week of August 31, 2005
The Contemporary Women Artist Exhibition
Peace Out! shouts back
A lesson in how to wake up St. Louis to its trove of public art
The climate for modern dance in St. Louis is especially chill
In 2001, the cultural events that mattered proved exceptions to the rules
The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra passes its first financial hurdle
Lodging revenues are down since Sept. 11, and that could mean trouble for the arts
Public art comes at a price, whether it's wooden mannequins or metal gates
The People Project only gets worse
The People Project exposes the dysfunctions of the region
The stories of St. Louis resemble the motifs of the late Charles Schulz
Grand Center dishes out some not-so-grand treatment to local arts groups
The people behind the people of the People Project
St. Louis ain't no cow town but it still produces its share of BS
What people talk about when they talk about art
Beej Nierengarten-Smith runs Laumeier Sculpture Park like her personal fiefdom. Despite the damage she's done, powerful allies keep her in charge.
Artist Mary Miss' plan for the space next to the new Federal Courthouse is vastly different from the statues and monolithic sculptures of the past. It's public art that actually keeps the public in mind.
Ten years ago, Grand Center Inc. set out to create the region's "premier arts, entertainment and education district." They fixed the sidewalks and brought in the lights. It's a nice place to visit, but nobody stays.