Benton Park’s 150th Birthday Bash

Posted by Anne McCullough on May 27, 2016 | Leave a Comment

 

 

Benton Park’s 150th Birthday Bash

June 25, 2106 * Benton Park (the Park) 

Join us in the park for a multistage event to celebrate the 105th Birthday of this great neighborhood!

Bridge Stage

11:30am -12:30pm River Kittens

1:00pm -2:00pm Richie Kihlken Band

2:30pm – 3:30pm Leonas

4:00pm – 5:00pm Love Jones the Band

5:30pm – 7:00pm Javier Mendoza-Hobo Cane

7:30pm – 9:30pm Aaron Kamm & the One Drops

 

Lakeside Stage

12:00pm – 1:00pm Firedog

1:30pm – 2:30pm Tommy Holloran

3:00pm – 4:00pm Leslie Sanazaro 

4:30pm – 5:30pm Hazard To Ya Booty

House Shout

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

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Event: House Shout

Date: Wednesday June 1st (and every 1st Wednesday of the month)

Location: Blank Space, 2847 Cherokee

Cover: $3 (+$3 for under 21)

Description: The House Shout is a monthly party for swing, jazz and blues lovers.

Only the best in early jazz and swing for your dancing, drinking, and reminiscing pleasure!

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Storytime onCherokee Street with Bobby Norfolk

Posted by Anne McCullough on May 18, 2016 | Leave a Comment

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It’s story time on Cherokee Street! Bring your kids, bring your kids’ friends, bring your friends’ kids!! Emmy award winning storyteller (of Gator Tales) Bobby Norfolk, will be gracing Cherokee with his family friendly stories on the Saturday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend! This is an outdoor event, so please bring a chari or blanket! There will be a limited amount of free pizza from Master Pieza and ice cream from I Scream Cakes, so get there early!! In case of rain, event will take place at I Scream Cakes 2641 Cherokee!

Saturday, May 28th 2pm to 3pm

New exhibitions open this Saturday at the compound

Posted by Anne McCullough on May 17, 2016 | Leave a Comment

 

 

 

This Saturday
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Jenny Murphy
“Paper” Goods Company: Help Wanted 
May 21 – June 25, 2017
Opening reception Saturday, May 21, 7-10 PM
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May 21 – June 25, 2017
Opening reception Saturday, May 21, 7-10 PM
at beverly


fort gondo compound for the arts 
is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts forum founded in 2002. All events are free and open to the public.

Hours: Thursdays & Saturdays, 12 – 4 p.m. and by appointment.Programs and exhibitions are funded in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and theRegional Arts Commission of St. Louis. Events sponsored by Schlafly Beer.

IMAGE: (L to R) Jenny Murphy; Martin Brief

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An annual tradition, with a long history, Cinco De Mayo Festival on Cherokee Street has evolved into a celebration of community and one of the largest and most diverse festivals in the St. Louis area.

Established over 15 years ago, the festival is now organized by Cherokee Street Development League 501c3, a nonprofit that seeks to promote the arts, culture and creative innovation on Cherokee Street.  The festival brings together over 50,000 attendees to celebrate the rich culture and spirited, eclectic community within the Cherokee neighborhood and surrounding south St. Louis area.

Couture Show Premiering April 29th

Posted by Anne McCullough on April 18, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Bespoke’s Dorothy Jones is collaborating with Victoria Cates, a wonderfully talented beader/embroiderer. Together they’re creating a dozen completely new pieces for a show called Amare Elementorum, a love letter to the natural and organic.

Victoria’s embroidery is based on organic shapes from land and sea. The clothes themselves are made from natural fibers, with shapes that echo and complement the embroidery.

We’d love to show you pictures, but we’re keeping the pieces under wraps until the premiere. We can, however, share a preview of some of the ingredients.

 

Document V Opening Friday + Lot 49 Recap

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

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Document V opens on Friday, March 25th

Document V, organized in conjunction with Temporary Art Review‘s five year anniversary, opens this Friday, March 25th from 7 to 10pm with commissions spanning across both galleries, online, on public lands and more. The exhibition serves as an official record of Temporary as a public form, summarizing the first five years of collective research by a disparate group of artists, curators, observers, activists and critics.

Reserve your space in Cherokee Street Directory & Map

Posted by Anne McCullough on March 17, 2016 | Leave a Comment

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Cinco De Mayo STL – Cherokee Street

Posted by Anne McCullough on March 14, 2016 | Leave a Comment

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The Cinco De Mayo Festival on Cherokee Street is one of the largest festivals in the St. Louis area, bringing together over 45,000 attendees to celebrate the rich culture and artistic community on Cherokee Street and surrounding South St. Louis City neighborhoods. Sponsorship of this event is a great opportunity to connect with a diverse audience, particularly Latinos, urban creatives, and young professionals.
This years’ festival will take place on Saturday, May 7th 2016 from 11:00am­9:00pm on Cherokee Street, between Nebraska and Jefferson Street. The festival will pack the street with people enjoying authentic food, drinks, music, entertainment, art and merchandise. The People’s Joy Parade presented by Community Arts and Movement Project will begin at its traditional time of 1:11 PM and has become a festival highlight and beloved celebration of community.
The festival brings together the flourishing Cherokee Business District, which includes over 200 diverse, independently owned and operated businesses surrounded by a dense and active residential community. The pride of Cherokee Street inspires the celebration of the Cinco de Mayo festival.

20th Ward Events and Resources

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

 

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STL Youth Jobs
Accepting Applications
NOW through May 31
Contact for more information:
Patrick McCulloch 314-982-8950 or pmcculloch@mersgoodwill.org

Opportunity to hire and mentor local youth this summer! STL Youth Jobs employees provides an opportunity for youths 16-24 from 10 St. Louis neighborhoods to receive job readiness training and they are paid through generous grants that fund the program. (no out of pocket costs to the businesses) The program runs from early June – Mid August and is roughly 20 hours/week. The targeted neighborhoods are: Penrose, O’Fallon, Mark Twain, Baden, Walnut Park East, Walnut Park West, Dutchtown, Gravois Park, Tower Grove East, and Bevo-Mill. Employers can be in the targeted neighborhoods or adjacent neighborhoods.
Application will be housed at: http://stlyouthjobs.org/
(Businesses like Bespoke on Cherokee participated last year.)

Gravois Park Eater Eggstravaganza

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

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Upcoming at Fort Gondo

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

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday
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Julie Weinberger
Cave of Forgotten Dreams
March 5 – April 2, 2016
Opening reception Saturday, March 5, 7-10 PM
at fort gondo

Kat Reynolds
Ask Her How She’s Doing
March 5 – April 2, 2016
Opening reception Saturday, March 5, 7-10 PM
at beverly


Upcoming: 

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Mark Levine & Emily Wilson
Friday, March 25 at 7 PM
at beverly


fort gondo compound for the arts 
is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts forum founded in 2002. All events are free and open to the public.

Uke Go Girl Summer 2016 Enrollment now open

Posted by Anne McCullough on February 29, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Applications are currently being accepted for Uke Go Girl Summer 2016 MON JUNE 27- FRI JULY 1 9:30AM-2PM
Uke Go Girl! is a FREE week-long intensive beginner ukulele workshop for girls 10-16 that blends instrumental, vocal, and songwriting education with a focus on empowerment, creative expression and building self-esteem – classes will be held at Nebula . No musical experience is required. There is no cost for this workshop and ukuleles, cases and supplies are provided for girls in need. SPACES ARE VERY LIMITED APPLY ONLINE NOW @www.Uke-Go-Girl.com
APPLICATION DEADLINE FRIDAY MAY 13 2016

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Empower. Change. A Service-Learning Fundraising Event

Posted by Anne McCullough on February 18, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Global Ethos presents Empower Change! A Fundraising Event to support STL student-artists attending a service-learning experience in San Ramon, Nicaragua this summer! February 26th, 6-10PM at Blank Space. Live Art. Performances. Silent Auction. Raffle. Good. Fun. We love your moral support, but need your financial support, so please bring your checkbooks too! And BIG THANKS to DJ Boogieman for keeping it funky on the 1s and 2s! It’s gonna be a blast!

CSBA Meeting Tomorrow February 18th 5:30pm at Nebula

Posted by Anne McCullough on February 17, 2016 | Leave a Comment

REMINDER: Cherokee Station Business Association Meeting is tomorrow 5:30pm at Nebula All business owners, residents, property owners, and anyone with an interest in Cherokee are welcome and encouraged to attend.

HERE IS A LINK TO THE AGENDA AND MEETING MINUTES: http://eepurl.com/bQWE41

STL Youth Jobs
Accepting Applications
NOW through May 31
Contact for more information:
Patrick McCulloch 314-982-8950 or pmcculloch@mersgoodwill.org

Opportunity to hire and mentor local youth this summer! STL Youth Jobs employees provides an opportunity for youths 16-24 from 10 St. Louis neighborhoods to receive job readiness training and they are paid through generous grants that fund the program. (no out of pocket costs to the businesses) The program runs from early June – Mid August and is roughly 20 hours/week. The targeted neighborhoods are: Penrose, O’Fallon, Mark Twain, Baden, Walnut Park East, Walnut Park West, Dutchtown, Gravois Park, Tower Grove East, and Bevo-Mill. Employers can be in the targeted neighborhoods or adjacent neighborhoods.
Application will be housed at: http://stlyouthjobs.org/
(Businesses like Bespoke on Cherokee participated last year.)

Lo-Fi Cherokee 2016

Posted by Anne McCullough on February 9, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Lo-Fi Cherokee 2016 is a cross between a massive music video shoot and a music festival – on Cherokee Street! The public is invited to come watch LO-FI SAINT LOUIS produce eighteen live music performance videos in as many locations in a single day. Now in its’ fifth year, they will begin at 9am and shoot a new video about every half hour until we’ve captured eighteen performances from some of the most interesting and diverse musical acts you’ll see anywhere. It will be a day of discovery, celebration, and fun! Join this event to get regular updates on acts that will appear and other announcements.

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.

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