Posted by Anne McCullough on June 20, 2016 | Leave a Comment



Registration open now until July 20, 2016

The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis is excited to announce its call for artists to participate in the 11th annual Open Studios STL, which will be held October 8-9, 2016. This weekend-long event connects the public to artists’ studios across the city and promotes dialogue about art-making in St. Louis.

To be eligible for participation, artists must maintain working studios or spaces in St. Louis City or St. Louis County. Gallery spaces are not eligible unless an artist is actively working in the space. In addition, CAM encourages individual artist participation from those in co-working spaces, university campuses, alternative spaces, residency programs, and arts organizations that host working studio spaces. In all spaces, we suggest that artists highlight works in progress.

Swim weather is here! – News from Alderman Specer

Posted by Anne McCullough on June 1, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Join us for a free community party First Swim: Marquette Pool this Saturday June 4 noon – 4pm. The Health Department will be offering free health screenings starting at10am and other city services and community outreach will be on hand. There will be free food, free music and lots of other giveaways including gun locks.

The 20th Ward is conducting a traffic study to collect resident input on one-way streets and other traffic issues. You can fill out the online survey here. We are also one of 3 wards implementing participatory budgeting adding resident input to the ward budgeting process. Volunteers will be taking input at the Pool Party and June 11, 11-1pm at Thomas Dunn.

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!

Storytime onCherokee Street with Bobby Norfolk

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



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


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


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.

Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda Africa

Posted by David Godbout on March 22, 2016 | Leave a Comment

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The Watoto Children’s Choir of Uganda will bring its “Oh, What Love” performance to 2720 Cherokee on Sunday evening, April 10th, @ 6:30 p.m.

The event is FREE and open to All Ages.

Experience the sound, energy and passion of Africa as these young people sing, dance and share their stories.

Watoto is a faith-based relief organization that has been working in Uganda providing systemic and strategic redevelopment among the population of widows and orphans.  By building holistic communities – providing housing, education, healthcare, nutrition and communal support – Watoto has developed a well respected reputation.

Reserve your space in Cherokee Street Directory & Map

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


Cinco De Mayo STL – Cherokee Street

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


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



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

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:
(Businesses like Bespoke on Cherokee participated last year.)

Gravois Park Eater Eggstravaganza

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

Easter flyer 2016

Upcoming at Fort Gondo

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







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


gondo poetry 35:
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


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.


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