THE Book | Signing | Exhibit | Red Chair Studio

Posted by Anne McCullough on February 6, 2016 | Leave a Comment

The Research

In 2012, as one of 12 artist fellows at the Regional Arts Commission, I began to re-search and map my community arts practice over the last 20+ years.  I wrote mostly at the big white table in my studio. I learned I could draw/doodle/make marks.

Three days a week.  Early early a.m.   Interacting with my past inside the door at 2319 Cherokee and those who present themselves outside or come in that door.


The Result

I had mentors and supporters and a very kind muse.  I worked with a book designer who was patient and practical.  The process has been long but somewhat dream-like.

American Female Book Launch

Posted by Anne McCullough on February 4, 2016 | Leave a Comment

American Female: a true tale of adventure is “The Devil Wears Prada,” meets “Eat, Pray, Love,” while “On the Road,” and filled with action, adventure, passion, scandal, and self-actualization.

- Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

When more than 300 literary agents rejected the American Female manuscript, Emily resolved to make it happen herself, and teamed up with a talented group of creatives to bring the next Great American Novel to life. From filmmakers to music producers, animators, small businesses, and more, Emily has created jobs and provided opportunities for the creative and entrepreneurial community to put their expertise to work.

Mardi Gras on Cherokee Street

Posted by Anne McCullough on February 3, 2016 | Leave a Comment

The People Party Gras Masquerade Ball on Cherokee

Friday Feb 5th, 2016
@ 2720 Cherokee
Doors 8pm

Here we GEAUX!!! The biggest Mardi Gras ball that Cherokee Street has ever seen. Featuring the southern cooking of Chef Turtle and the music of St. Louis Boogie Brass Band as they finish up a great Mardi Gras season. They will crown the 1st ever REX (king) of Cherokee street Mardi Gras that will be featured in the Cherokee Street parade on Sunday. All for an amazing cause. They are raising funds for 4 local music programs and  Cherokee Street Reach.

Bespoke Valentine’s Jewelry Trunk Show

Posted by Anne McCullough on January 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

Connie Copley’s jewelry, like a diamond redeemed from the pawnbroker, finds its way into new hands and second chances.In Copley’s studio, antique closures, old buckles, and broken strands of once-cherished beads wait their turns for fresh life. Here, among the boxes and jars of vintage goods, new purposes are imagined for old treasures.


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Please join us for a trunk show from 12-4 showcasing Connie’s signature pieces, which pair beautifully with Bespoke’s clean lines and classic tailoring.


Where We Stand
Economic Growth & Racial Equity: How can St. Louis compete in the global economy?
Wednesday, January 27, 6:30-8 p.m.
at Central Library Auditorium

1301 Olive Street

Where We Stand (WWS) is a series of publications produced by EWG that provide objective, reliable and verifiable data on the St. Louis region and comparable metropolitan areas.

On January 27th, panelists will explore the complex interaction of orkforce development, regional competitiveness, and racial equity in the St. Louis region with a focus on two questions: 1) Does the region have the human capital it needs to compete in the world economy? 2) How can the region ensure that opportunities in the new economy are shared by all?

Openings @ Fort Gondo

Posted by Anne McCullough on January 22, 2016 | Leave a Comment


This Saturday

gondo poetry 33:
Paul Legault & francine j. harris
Saturday, January 23 at 7 PM
at beverlyStephen Proski

January 23 – February 20, 2016
Opening reception Saturday, January 23, 7-10 PM
at fort gondo Rachel Stern

New Perfumes
January 23 – February 20, 2016
Opening reception Saturday, January 23, 7-10 PM
at beverly

The Luminary January Exhibitions + Events

Posted by Anne McCullough on January 19, 2016 | Leave a Comment

New Exhibitions: Know Yourself + Basil Kincaid Open this Friday 

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Basil Kincaid, Reclamation II

Join us this Friday, January 22nd from 7 to 10pm for the opening of our new exhibitions, a solo exhibition by Basil Kincaid in the entry gallery and Know Yourself, a ghostwritten group exhibition featuring Conrad BakkerChris BradleyMarianne LauryEva and Franco MattesEdra SotoJulia Weist in the main gallery.

Opening Reception: Friday, January 22nd from 7 to 10pm
Open through Saturday, February 27th

Basil Kincaid, Reclamation II

A Bit of Cherokee Street History

Posted by Anne McCullough on January 4, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Deichman Music store, on Cherokee, between Texas and Jefferson was a high school hang out as the local “record shop” (as in phonograph records).  We also had a big following with the nurse trainees at Lutheran Hospital, a couple blocks away.  I worked after school from Roosevelt High and weekends.

I worked there as a salesman, selling the old 78 rpm, shellac phonograph records. This would have been 1950-1955.  If you were a “people watcher” you would have been in heaven walking around Cherokee as it was a mixture of all south side peoples.  We had four restaurants, a Velvet Freeze ice cream shop, two auto supply (Western Auto & J&R), J. C. Penny’s, and many shoe stores. Also an outside fruit/veggie stand, and 3 (count them 3) 5 and 10 cent stores (Woolworth, Kresge, Neisner), all whom employed many young women.

Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Proposed Halfway House by Dr. Syed

Posted by Anne McCullough on December 28, 2015 | Leave a Comment


This is an Informational meeting, hosted by Marine Villa Neighborhood Association regarding the possibility of a Transitional Housing Program at St. Alexius Hospital, presented by Juniad Syed, M.D.

Make a difference in the lives of the youth of the community and the future of the city by partnering with “28 to Life.”

Check out this EVENT at 2720 Cherokee.
Come out and drop some money at the door and at the bar.

Events and Resources


Go Local Saint Louis Lunch and Learn Series
Competing with the Big Boys: 20 Marketing Tips Every Shop Owner Should Knowt TREX, 911 Washington Avenue
Thursday, December 10, Noon – 1 p.m.


What do you do as a small, independent retailer when a major food chain, big-box store or national franchise becomes a direct competitor? Learn what makes the shoppers shun the big national chains and shop on their town’s main street.

Panelists: Luis Ortiz, SBDC; Lori Coulter, Lori Coulter Swimwear; Barry Coziahr, Response! Targeted Marketing   To register. Email Lynette Oliver, beckld@umsystem.edu314-657-3768

For more info, visit the Go Local St. Louis website

20th Ward newsletter from Alderman Cara Spencer

Posted by Anne McCullough on December 17, 2015 | Leave a Comment

New Crime Plan

The city of St. Louis has announced a new crime and I will continue to push for focused efforts in our neighborhoods. Over the past few months, I have worked with Mayor Slay and others to ensure that areas of the 20th Ward that see the most crime are part of the city’s new plan. You can learn more about it here and here.

CSBA December Meeting Agenda
CSBA November Meeting Minutes

Please email anne if you have any changes to or anything you would like to add to the agenda before 1pm, tomorrow December 17th. 

Anne McCullough
Cherokee Street Liaison

We Gather: Cherokee Street Thanksgiving 2015 Toast Poem

Posted by Anne McCullough on December 10, 2015 | Leave a Comment

We gather

And we feast

Giving thanks for those who have come before

With open hearts and wild compassion

With all we can imagine we look towards

What lies ahead

While breaking bread

Sharing our stories in this magnificent present

We gather and we gave thanks

For all the lessons

Learned through challenges

That challenge what balance is

Taught us tolerance

Through our own acknowledgement

That we are all in this together

We gather

And give thanks

Beneath the light of full moons

December at Fort Gondo compound for the Arts

Posted by Anne McCullough on December 2, 2015 | Leave a Comment


Print Bazaar on Cherokee
An annual holiday printmaking event
Saturday, December 5, 10 AM – 6 PM
at the compound & other venues
along Cherokee Street

The Spectacle 
Magazine Launch & Reading
Sunday, December 6 at 7 PM
at fort gondo

gondo poetry 32:
Steven Schroeder & Farid Matuk
Friday, December 11 at 7 PM
at beverly

Peter Pranschke
Watch Out: This Might Hurt
December 12, 2015 – January 9, 2016
Opening reception Saturday, December 12, 7-10 PM
at fort gondo

Ken Wood
Each to Other
December 12, 2015 – January 9, 2016
Opening reception Saturday, December 12, 7-10 PM
at beverly

Casa Loma Events for the Holidays

Posted by Anne McCullough on November 20, 2015 | Leave a Comment


Cherokee Antique Row Cookie Spree

Posted by Anne McCullough on November 16, 2015 | 1 Comment




Join us on Cherokee Antique Row for a day of festive fun and holiday shopping!

From Jefferson Avenue to the Lemp Mansion you’ll find…

Trolley rides.
Strolling Carolers.
Lots of live music.
Santa and Mrs. Claus.
and the anti Claus: KRAMPUS

Book signings by Bill Hart ( Riverside Architectural Antiques ) & Annie Blum and Nini Harris + Hot Doctor Pepper at Hammond’s Antiques & Books
Selfie stations at Ruth’s Vintage Clothing
Mistletoe Photobooth at Photomaton.
Santa’s sleigh photo cutout at Panorama Folk Art and Antiques
Street photos by Jon, husband of Bohème Atelier by Lala Franklin
Coffe Cart, Cider, Hot Chocolate and Lunch at The Mud House
Roasted chestnuts at Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn
South City Troubadours at The Rockin Redhead
Holiday Jamz fillin’ the streets blasted by Dead Wax

Print Bazaar on Cherokee

Posted by Anne McCullough on November 16, 2015 | Leave a Comment


Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale has a new name!  Same event, same day, same Cherokee Street! 

Print Bazaar on Cherokee, formally know as Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale, is an annual Holiday event that celebrates the art of printmaking on Cherokee Street and in Saint Louis.

Print Bazaar on Cherokee is Saturday, December 5th, 10:00AM – 6:00PM and provides holiday shoppers with creative ways to complete their shopping lists, supporting both handmade artists and the local economy. Some of the unique activities planned at the numerous print shops and galleries along Cherokee Street include tours, demonstrations, and custom items printed on the spot. This year’s commemorative, hand-printed passports will provide a map of all venues and information on participating artists. Complimentary totes will also be available to shoppers.

Newsletter from 20th Ward Alderman Cara Spencer

Posted by Anne McCullough on November 3, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Stadium: Requesting input

Bottom line, residents of St. Louis, through an initiative petition, voted in 2002 to require public funds for a stadium to go to the general public. Even though this was thrown out of court on a technicality, the intent of voters was clear: we want a say in this funding. I stand behind this.  You can read more about my position on the stadium here. Please feel free to let me know how you feel about the proposal.


Street Grid Make-over?

The Luminary November Updates + Events

Posted by Anne McCullough on November 3, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Stop in this week for the final few days of our fall exhibitions, Sporadic Democracy and The Marvelous is Free, before they close on Friday. Wednesday evening, we will host our final event in a series of programs that have expanded on the exhibitions as current artist-in-residence Paul Shortt hosts a workshop on loitering and reimagining our interactions with public space. We also have a few great music events over the next few weeks as we host the last LAB of the season with producer and composer Adult Fur next Thursday night and a special discussion on Women in Music the following week.

Exhibitions + Workshops

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Paul Shortt Reserved for Loitering

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    “To me it feels like Haight Street or something, there is a special feeling in the air. It may be the history, but I think it may also be the future.”
    by Joshua Loyal Creative St. Louis

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