The Luminary August Updates + Events

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

August Programs + Events

Upcoming Concerts

8.28: LAB: LITAL
The Luminary’s musician-led project series, LAB, returns Friday, August 28 with Last in The American League. Tickets are $5 dos / adv.Doors at 8:00 pm, show 9:00 pm. Buy tickets here.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Fall Arts Preview

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

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Fall Arts Preview

Hosted by Go! Magazine and Feast

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)

Saint Louis, MO

TICKETS $10 IN ADVANCE - $15 at door (if available)

Join the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for their inaugural event as they showcase the vibrant, ever-changing art scene in St. Louis!

They’ll have a preview of the fall arts season taking place in St. Louis – as well as a sneak peek into the work of local, emerging artists. Guests of the Fall Arts Preview can expect:

Benton Park Classic

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

Benton Park Classic

Monday, September 7 * All Day * Throughout the Benton Park Neighborhood

Labor Day is just around the corner which means the Gateway Classic will be riding through Benton Park. This is the fourth and final leg of the Staenberg Group Gateway Cup gets under way in historic Benton Park. This large and technically demanding course races through yet another one of St. Louis’ most nostalgic locales.

There will be street closures and parking restrictions on Monday, September 7.   Race starts at 8:30am (Pre-$30 Day-$35)  * Kids Fun Run starts at 9:30am ($10) * Costume Contest * Gus’s Pretzels Metal * Stroller & Dog Friendly Run * DJ Selkie will be rockin’ the 80’s *Register Here

Panorama Folk Art and Antiques 25th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by Anne McCullough on August 11, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Panorama Folk Art and Antiques invites you to celebrate their 25th anniversary with a showing and sale of “BIZARRE BRASS OF FOUR MILLENIUMS”, or, “ARCANE ARTIFACTS AND INDIGENOUS INSTRUMENTS”.

Coming to light after several decades, this collection of amazing brass instruments, created by the late John E. Maier, incorporate the traditions of the horned instrument with a definite twist and turn! Each is a hybrid of a traditional brass instrument reconfigured into entirely new and fantastical horns.

St. Louis Public School Supply Drive @ Art Bar

Posted by Anne McCullough on August 4, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Go to the store, buy something off of this list, bring it to ArtBar, and we’ll drop it off.  August 4th – August 15th.

2015-16 School Supply List

1 age-appropriate book bag/backpack
1 box of crayons (optional)
1 pair of scissors (blunt tip)
3 pocket folders
5 #2 pencils (optional)
1 box of tissue
2 glue sticks (optional)
1 spiral notebook/composition (wide ruled)

First Grade
1 age-appropriate book bag/backpack
1 box of crayons (optional)
1 pair of scissors (blunt tip)
3 pocket folders
5 #2 pencils (optional)
1 box of tissue
2 glue sticks (optional)
1 12″/30cm ruler
1 spiral notebook/composition (wide ruled)


2016 CDBG Funding Proposals
to be accepted from July 6 – August 7 at 4 p.m.
RFP and related documents can be found on the
Community Development Administration (CDA) website, click here


Technology Fair 2015
at Ballpark Village, 601 Clark St.
Tuesday, July 28, 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

FREE – click here to register


Learn how to grow your business with the best communication tools with interactive sessions on Video Conferencing, Data/Wireless Networking, Cyber Security, Wi-Fi Voice, Call Accounting/Reporting and Secure Messaging. And many more topics to help your business leverage technology to a competitive advantage. Keynote address by David Chavez, Chief Technical Officer, Avaya. Sponsored by STL Communications, Inc. Questions: Contact Kim Kelley,, 314-205-7150

Cherokee Street Reach

Posted by Anne McCullough on July 14, 2015 | Leave a Comment



Cherokee Street tour: Where Booze & History Meet

Posted by Anne McCullough on July 13, 2015 | Leave a Comment

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This meeting will serve as a community charrette and allow citizens, community representatives, politicians, and others to give feedback and tell us about their experiences on Gravois and what they’d like to see in the future. Volunteer architects and planners will be facilitating the event to allow for organized community feedback.

Come and share your thoughts and concerns for a Greater Gravois.

Can’t make the meeting, give us your feedback online here:

CSBA Meeting this Thursday @ Nebula

Posted by Anne McCullough on July 13, 2015 | Leave a Comment

CSBA Meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm. All business owners, residents, property owners, and anyone with an interest in Cherokee are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Please email anne if you have any changes to or anything you would like to add to the agenda before 1pm, tomorrow July 16th.

Anne McCullough
Cherokee Street Liaison

Information about the Cherokee Street CID will be provided during this CSBA Meeting.

City of St. Louis – Community Development Administration (CDA)

is pleased to announce the implementation of the
First Phase of EGrAMS, the new grants management system

Online Training for Organizations Applyinng for 2016 CDBG Funding
Session 1: July 6 – 9 -11 a.m. 
RSVP here
Session 2: July 7 – 12 – 2 p.m. 
RSVP here
Session 3: July 7 – 3 – 5 p.m. 
RSVP here
Space is limited to 25 persons per session
Registration is limited to one person per organization
you may also view the presentation during the training times at the
CDA Offices, 1520 Market, Suite 2000
RSVP if you plan to participate at CDA

28 to Life Teen Summit on Cherokee Street

Posted by Anne McCullough on July 13, 2015 | Leave a Comment

28 to Life Teen Summit @ 2720 Cherokee, July 25th from 10am-2pm.  Teens will be concentrating on community engagement and organizing Campaigns.  This open forum will give teens the opportunity to get issues out in the open and  express themselves.  The audience will be Police Department, Community Leaders, Local Politics, Business Owners, Circuit Attorneys Office, Educators , Gov’t Employees/officials, FBI and more.

Break off into small groups, where  teens will work on  campaigns and work on implementing the campaigns throughout the neighborhoods. The catch is officers and other officials in attendance will be a part of the groups as well and they will work under the teens helping them complete there campaigns!!!
The target ages are teens 13-19
Every community is welcome !!!
Feel free to stop through

Cherokee Games is Back!

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

Saturday, July 11 * 10am to 4pm * Cherokee Rec Center, 3200 S. Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63118

The friendly face-off of neighbors continues as a monthly match up!! So join us one Saturday a month for a FREE, fun-filled day of play at the Cherokee Recreation Center in Benton Park.

“Communities that play together, stay together!”

** Cherokee Games are meant for participants of all ages and athletic ability. There is no fee to register, registration is encouraged at but not required. Volunteers needed! **


Uke Go Girl!

Posted by Anne McCullough on July 7, 2015 | Leave a Comment

collage_20150515115131842_20150515115215282Uke Go Girl! is currently accepting applications for the summer 2015 session which will take place at Nebula on Cherokee Street August 3-7 10am-2pm. 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. 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 @

Events at Curby Church

Posted by Anne McCullough on June 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

Family Movie Night

Friday, July 10th at 7:00 pm, Curby Church, 2621 Utah Street

Curby Church, 2621 Utah Street is hosting its FREE family Movie night,  We are providing free hot dogs, popcorn, snacks, and water….


Vacation Bible School

Monday, July 13-Friday, July 17 from 5:00-7:30 pm, Curby Church, 2621 Utah Street

What time is it? It Vacation Bible School time!!  Beginning Monday, July 13th – Friday, July 17th “Gangway to Galilee” will be the theme for Curby Church’s VBS.  A light supper is provided from 5:00-5:30 pm and the learning and fun begins runs 5:30 - 7:30 pm.


What do your Finances have to do with Your Situation?


Posted by Anne McCullough on June 26, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Do you believe in art’s ability to empower kids and build community? Then you should meet the people at Cherokee Street Reach. They’re working on the second annual youth art and leadership camp for ages 7-11, set for August 3-7 at The Luminary. Contact them to get involved and/or visit their GoFundMe to show support. You could also go to the Cherokee Street Reach Art Camp Fundraiser, this Sunday at Blank Space. Because after all, kids are the future.


Posted by Anne McCullough on June 25, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Cherokee Street is looking for artists of all mediums to showcase their work inside businesses for Cherokee Nights Art Walk, Thursday, August 13th.

Present your art in one of the many businesses along Cherokee Street for an evening art walk.

Please email an artist statement or bio and an example of your work to by July 13th.

July at Foam

Posted by Anne McCullough on June 23, 2015 | Leave a Comment

july at foam

The Summer Food Service Program @ Marquette Pool

Posted by Anne McCullough on June 18, 2015 | Leave a Comment

Lewis Reed, Alderwoman Spencer and the St. Louis Dream Center have ensured that hundreds of young people visiting Marquette Pool this summer won’t go hungry! Food insecurity is a major issue in St. Louis, especially when school is out of session. This program starts Monday and then every weekday after from 1:30-2:20 adjacent to Marquette Pool (4025 Minnesota).

More information:

The Summer Food Service Program was created to ensure that children in lower-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacation, when they do not have access to the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Programs.


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




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