HOT OR NOT
ARTISTS: COLIN MARX & PABLO PHILLIPS
MARCH 14, 6pm-10pm
Hot or Not began as a rating site that allowed users to rate the attractiveness of photos submitted voluntarily by others. ~ Wikipedia
By examining the attraction to perceived ugliness, HOTORNOT celebrates the work of two artists that exhibit the cultivation of an unknowledgeable mark. By displaying the products of a conceived naivety derived from studio practice, their authenticity is presented not through the mastery, but perhaps the mismastery of material language. Though the studio experiences of Colin Marx and Pablo Phillips are undoubtedly different, they seem to arrive at ends which share the same authenticity of mismastery.
Posted by Anne McCullough on March 3, 2014 | Leave a Comment
An exhibit and Cherokee Street-wide event
Reception and street-walk: Saturday April 26, 3-8 PM
Exhibition hours: Sunday, April 27, 12-4 PM
at beverly & Cherokee Street
What: Inside Out is a collaborative Cherokee Street wide art initiative, in which large scale black and white portraits (photographed by Cherokee Street resident Mackenzie Ray) of St. Louis area women under 35 diagnosed with breast cancer are presented on building facade and storefront windows. The community installation will coincide with a gallery exhibition of small scale color prints of the portraits at beverly.
Join us in celebrating cancer survivorship in this display of portraits of young St. Louis women under 45 who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Cherokee Street Community Improvement District (CID)
The CSBA Board recently voted to move forward on establishing a Community Improvement District for Cherokee Street. In a February Board of Directors meeting vote, the CSBA Board voted to implement a 1% increase in sales tax, maintain the current .6330% assessment on commercial properties, begin to assess residential properties at .16%, include exempt properties in the assessment, only assessing first floors of properties, and keeping the current assessment on business licenses, but to extend the scope on all businesses who have a business license within the boundaries of the CID (including bars and restaurants which are currently not paying into the district). The Board has also decided for the CID to be a political subdivision.
Posted by Anne McCullough on February 17, 2014 | Leave a Comment
“Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler” – Let the Good Times Roll! Mardi Gras 2014 will kick off at 2720 Cherokee with friends of Reed hosting a fun-filled fundraiser complete a sampling of some of New Orleans’ most beloved food, music and spirits.
Come, bring a friend, show your support and have some fun!
Suggested Donations: $25 – $500.
Dress: Casual and Festive
RSVP: 314-499-3178 (not necessary)
This event benefits the Committee to Re-Elect President Reed.
On Twitter: @PresReed
Donations can also be mailed to:
Committee to Elect Reed, Erin M. Zielinski Treasurer
2900 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, MO 53118
Posted by James McKee on February 15, 2014 | 1 Comment
Join us at the Irish Corner Pub, 1900 CHEROKEE STREET, at 7pm on Monday, 24 FEB. A representative from St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department district 3 will be present as well as Aldermen Ortmann and Schmid for brief updates on ward news. Plan to vote in an official MVNA board at this meeting. Nominations will be solicited for President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
We will have a special guest: Mark Cusumano from Fresh Warehousing speaking about their recent purchase of the old records storage facility on Marine Ave. Did you know they will be hiring for approximately 40 jobs?
Posted by Anne McCullough on February 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP)- POSTER DESIGN
IndiHop is a unique event showcasing two of St. Louis’ most eclectic neighborhoods: Cherokee Street and The Grove.
Participating businesses in both neighborhoods provide samples of 50 different types of locally made brews. As you travel from venue to venue, enjoy entertainment by an assortment of live musicians, artists and street performers. IndiHop provides shuttles, which connect you to the next neighborhood. The 2014 IndiHop will take place on Saturday, May 17th from 1pm to 6pm.
Posted by Anne McCullough on February 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment
Smalls tea and coffee is the teeny, tiniest tea shop in South City. We love all things local, sustainable and good for you – serving all ReTrailer tea blends, including, Cup of Sunshine fresh to order, Goshen Coffee pour overs, fancy sweets from Whisk: A Sustainable Bake Shop and wood fired baguettes from
Red Fox Bakery.
This weekend only, the first 50 customers will receive a FREE Cup of Sunshine — Smalls signature tea selection made with freshly grated turmeric and ginger, sweetened with local honey.
Get there early to take advantage of the FREE offer!!!
Posted by Anne McCullough on February 12, 2014 | Leave a Comment
Neighborhood Advisory Board
Third District Community Outreach
The Next Meeting Will Be Held At The Five Star Senior Center , 2832 Arsenal, Thursday March 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us and the fourteen neighborhoods with-in the as we discuss issues in your neighborhood. District Three area boundaries, Invite a neighbor as well! Presentation by guest speakers: St. Louis City Police Chief Doyle Dotson Commander of District Three & Captain Gwen Spicer “Area Business’, Neighborhoods, Alderpersons, Neighborhood Stabilization, and Law Enforcement working together”
Craft Art Bar, The St. Louis Art Bar is poised to open it’s doors this spring in the heart of the Cherokee Art District. We are now accepting submissions from St. Louis regional artists who will be the representatives of Saint Louis art to show on our gallery wall for the grand opening and for monthly events thereafter. Please keep in mind that this call will be mainly for wall art but certain installations and sculpture could be considered. Please be advised that the “event” date listed here is NOT the actual grand opening date of Craft, but a final submission date for art. Stay tuned to Craft Art Bar’s Facebook page for further updates and info concerning the opening. This will be a once in a lifetime showing opportunity for artists chosen to show at this historic Cherokee Street event. Work can be up to 4ft x 8ft, work must be ready to display at time of acceptance. No saw tooth hangers will be allowed, work should be ready to hang with a wire across the back.
Posted by Anne McCullough on February 4, 2014 | 3 Comments
CALLING ALL CHEROKEE STREET BUSINESS OWNERS!
Does your Store, Bar or Business have an unusual past, history of murder and mayhem or a ghost story?
Would you like to be featured on a Cherokee Street Tour offered by a nationally-known company, starting this summer? If you have a unique location on Cherokee Street and you’d like to have even more customers through your doors, or hearing about your business, then we want to hear from you!
Posted by Anne McCullough on January 30, 2014 | Leave a Comment
MIND THE GAP:
Stepping into Arts-Based Community Action
Please join Regional Arts Commission as they discuss what arts-based community action looks like here in St. Louis and abroad. This workshop, designed for artists of all disciplines, social workers, community organizers, activists, and anyone interested in how art and community intersect, will explore the following questions:
How do we define arts-based community action, creative place-making, community art, and social practice?
How do we build bridges between our different identities and the various communities of which we are members?
How do we transform individual aspiration into creative collective action?
ST. LOUIS REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION INVESTMENT IN ARTISTS INITIATIVE ARTISTS SUPPORT GRANTS PROGRAM: 2014 RAC Artists Support Grants with March 5 Deadline now open
Posted by Anne McCullough on January 29, 2014 | Leave a Comment
ST. LOUIS REGIONAL ARTS COMMISSION INVESTMENT IN ARTISTS INITIATIVE ARTISTS SUPPORT GRANTS PROGRAM
2014 RAC Artists Support Grants with March 5 Deadline now open. See Information about How to Apply and Guidelines for Artists Support eGrants below. Workshop on Tuesday, February 25 at RAC 5:30 – 7 pm.
Note: 2013 Artists Support Grants and Artists Fellowships awards can be seen in the “Media” section of this web site.
Posted by Anne McCullough on January 27, 2014 | 1 Comment
At 4am this morning, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officially consolidated the city’s current nine districts into six. The redistricting is an effort to better balance patrols against crime statistics and calls for service. A study of calls for police service has been done to create new district boundaries. This was a data-driven analysis that scientifically apportion police resources throughout the city. Officers will be strategically sent to the places where they are most needed.
What does the redistricting mean for Cherokee Street?
This Thursday, Too Hip Comedy is saying “thank you” for more than two years of amazing loyalty to their comedy show on Cherokee Street with a FREE SHOW
Posted by Anne McCullough on January 21, 2014 | Leave a Comment
Thursday, January 23rd , 8pm
Come see LA comic Peet Guercio and some of the most talented comedians in St. Louis at what comedian Eddie Pepitone called one of his favorite places to perform in 2012, Foam.
Peet cut his teeth at Denver’s famous Squire Lounge, known as one of the meanest open mics in the country. Training in unforgiving dive bars made him lean and mean when it was time to hit the proper comedy venues, and this training regimen shows in his act.
ButtonMakers has a Birthday!
1 Year ago Rebecca Bolte, a St. Louis Native, returned home from Seattle to open a midwest branch of ButtonMakers.net. They ship button making machines and supplies all over the world, but you can also just pop into the Cherokee store and design your very own custom button right there on the spot. 2013 was the best non-election year the company has seen since opening it’s first store in 2001. ButtonMakers is celebrating their 1 year anniversary with vegan cake and FREE BUTTONS From 9am – 6pm on January 31st.
Posted by Anne McCullough on January 14, 2014 | Leave a Comment
Cherokee Station Business Association @ El Torito, 2753 Cherokee Street 5:30pm. Please contact Anne McCullough if you have any additions/ changes to the agenda.
Posted by Anne McCullough on January 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment
Changemaker Series: Kick-Off Event
Thursday, January 23rd from 5:30-8pm
STL-Style House - 3159 Cherokee Street
There is no better place to celebrate change in St. Louis than on Cherokee Street! After work, hop on over to STL-Style for the kick-off Changemakers event! The event will offer networking, drinks sponsored by Schlafly, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, and Civil Life Brewery, and live music by Kid Scientist — all while supporting the current FOCUS St. Louis ® Coro™ Fellows’ Class in their efforts to fundraise for an educational trip to Washington, D.C. The Fellows will be on hand to answer any questions about the Coro Fellows Program and what we hope to learn in D.C.
Posted by Anne McCullough on January 9, 2014 | Leave a Comment
Please join BANK Projects for the opening of Justin Beachler’s SPOLIA, an investigation of black and white works, this Friday January 10 from 6 to 10pm. As always, some sort of canned beverage will be provided. Open hours on Saturday, January 11th from 12pm-5pm.
Information about SPOLIA:
Within the concept of Spolia, artifacts from our culture are appropriated into the design structures of the exhibited assemblages in a similar manner to the often invasive, cross-cultural architectural practice of the same name (spolia).
Posted by Anne McCullough on January 7, 2014 | Leave a Comment
Do you know of a small business owner deserving of recognition? You can nominate a small business owner for the national awards for the Small Business Administration via the online portal at http://nationalsmallbusinessweek.sba.gov/ by the deadline, Friday, January 17, 2014.
You can nominate small business owners for National Small Business Person of the Year or National Small Exporter of the Year, additionally, the St. Louis District Office sponsors the following district awards:
- St. Louis District Young Entrepreneur of the Year
- St. Louis District Family-Owned Small Business of the Year
- St. Louis District Home-Based Small Business of the Year
Posted by Anne McCullough on January 3, 2014 | 2 Comments
2013 was an exciting year on Cherokee Street; over 20 new businesses opened on the street, Southern Living Magazine named Cherokee Street “Next Great Neighborhood,” The Fortune Teller Bar expanded and hosted a dumpster pool party, construction began on the historic Cinderella Building, Lewis Reed opened a campaign office and meeting space at 2900 Cherokee, Nebula celebrated it’s third anniversary with the addition of Fiber Internet and a new event space, WasabiNet was recognized at the International Summit for Community Wireless Networks, Dia De Los Muertos brought students from Washington University to the street for an altar contest and parade, Jack Dorsey returned to St. Louis to kick off Square’s Let’s Talk Event Series featuring Cherokee Street businesses at Casa Loma Ballroom, the CSBA created a standing offer for street performers to encourage and support busking in St. Louis and a tragic event brought community together and raised over $4,000 for the victim’s families.