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Rust Belt to Artist Belt: At the Crossroads conference - THIS WEEK in St. Louis!

Monday, April 09, 2012

This week, urban innovators from around the world will converge in St. Louis for the 3rd annual Rust Belt to Artist Belt: At the Crossroads conference.  Featuring presenters from such diverse locales as Dublin, Singapore, NYC, LA, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Philly, Pittsburgh, and of course, St. Louis, this conference represents another opportunity for the Red Brick Mama to shine in all her gritty glory.

The conference will be held Thursday, April 12th-Saturday, April 14th at the Chase Park Plaza in the CWE, and culminates with a street-wide celebration up and down Cherokee Street on Saturday night (April 14th).  Be a part of the action! 

To register for the conference, visit: http://rustbelttoartistbelt.com/ 

For more info on the Cherokee Street Saturday night party, visit: Cherokee Street Saturday Night 


A Cherokee landmark restored!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The old Gorham's Beauty Salon clock has been a fixture of the 2700 block of Cherokee Street for decades-- a quirky vestige of the street's vital, bustling past.  In recent years, the clock has mirrored the decline of the commercial district itself-- Gorham's Beauty Salon has long since shuttered, the clock went dark and rusted into obscurity.

Clock before restoration

Now, after months of hard work and collaboration, I am proud to announce that the old dormant clock has been lovingly restored and once again shines bright on Cherokee.  What was once a symbol of decline and neglect is now a symbol of Cherokee Street's resilience and resurgence.  Incorporating artistic elements of the winning Cherokee Street flag design, the new face panels reflect the history, style and artistic spirit that makes the street so special.

Special thanks to the following people for their inspiration, creativity, expertise and assistance in making this project a reality: Randy Vines, Will Liebermann, Jason Deem, Kadie Foppiano, Ryan Reed, Emily Davis, Scott Sturdevant, Jeff Albert, the installation crew and of course, the entire Cherokee community.

In the next couple weeks, we'll be planning a street party to celebrate the restoration of Cherokee's newest landmark.  It's bound to be a good "time"!  Stay tuned for details...

 

City Affair presents... TRIVIA NIGHT at The Luminary FOR The Luminary!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Luminary Trivia

Join us for an exciting night of TRIVIA at the fabulous Luminary Center for the Arts! All proceeds will help fund The Luminary’s much-anticipated move to Cherokee Street. You’ll get to hear all about their big plans for the new space and check out the sexy renderings too! Bring food/snacks and all your friends!

Friday, March 9th

Doors open at 6:00pm

Trivia starts at 7:00pm

Diverse categories!

Fun prizes!

FREE BEER!!!

Your MC for the evening is the one and only Michael Allen!

$20 per person or $160 for a table of 8
Call 314-609-2564 and reserve your table today!

Presented by CITY AFFAIR

Won't you be our neighbor?

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

We are thrilled to announce that the formerly vacant building across the street from STyLehouse has been lovingly restored-- another shining example of Cherokee Street's impressive revitalization.  The building has two available storefronts, and two fully-rehabbed apartments above.  

We want cool new neighbors!  

"I live on the corner of Cherokee & Compton" just sounds cool, don't you think?  And who wouldn't want to open their business in the former home of Chris's Daily Double?  Share the block with Tower TacoFort GondoHigh Spektical PhotographyMoModerneSTyLehouseThe Archive, and coming soon... The Livery Company!

For more information, visit www.southsidespaces.com

New life for an old clock on Cherokee?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Preliminary plans are afoot to reface and relight the old Gorham's Beauty Salon clock that stands on the sidewalk in the 2700 block of Cherokee Street.  Given its high-profile location, a group of Cherokee stakeholders have committed to taking this project on as a testament to the district's recent reinvestment and resurgence.  

The restoration of the clock will improve the Cherokee streetscape in a number of ways: 
1) It will brighten the sidewalks
2) It will tell time (the correct time!)
3) New face plates will reflect the creative culture that flourishes here
4) It will preserve and celebrate a piece of Cherokee's history
5) It will become an identifiable landmark that will enhance the sense of place and community

But there's still a lot of work to be done!  Artists, designers and visionaries-- what do you want the clock to look like?  Please send your ideas, sketches, graphics or questions to info[at]stl-style.com so we can get the ball rolling.  Remember, there are three face plates on each side of the clock.  The Cherokee Station Business Association will consider all designs. 

Restoring this clock is a small project that we feel will make huge impact on the street.  Let your creativity run wild, and send your ideas our way!

Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale - Saturday, Dec. 3rd!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cherokee Street will hopping this Saturday!  You don't want to miss the 4th Annual Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale.  Dozens of venues will showcase the work of more than 40 local artists and designers.  A great way to stock up on high-quality, one-of-a-kind Christmas and Hanukkah gifts!  And you'll love the awesome prizes, drinks and giveaways that await!

There will be plenty of other excitement in addition to cool art.  The annual Antique Row Cookie Spree will be in full swing in the Cherokee antique district east of Jefferson.  If that doesn't fill you up, grab lunch at one of Cherokee's delicious restaurants, bakeries and cafes, or visit the food trucks stationed near Cherokee & Minnesota.  Cherokee resident Ryan Reed of the Landmarks Association of St. Louis will be conducting guided historical tours of the street, so stop into any of the participating venues for tour meeting times and locations.

Good times to be had by all! 

Special thanks to our sponsors, Schlafly, The Riverfront Times and Blick Art Supplies.

Pevely Preservation Rally - Saturday, Nov. 19th!

Friday, November 18, 2011


St. Louis University has proposed demolition of the Pevely Dairy complex to build a new medical office building. Join the Pevely Preservation Coalition this Saturday afternoon as we show our support for preservation of the National Register listed Pevely Dairy building and smokestack at Grand & Chouteau. 

Bring your friends, family, signs and enthusiasm to celebrate your affection for the gateway to the South Side! Let's come together to support PRESERVATION over demolition!


WHERE: Grand & Chouteau, Midtown St. Louis

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 19th - 2:30-4:30pm

WHY: Because the city belongs to ALL of us.

To RSVP: Pevely Preservation Rally

For more info: Save the Historic Pevely Dairy Complex

Calling All Printmakers! Cherokee Print League 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
FOURTH ANNUAL CHEROKEE PRINT LEAGUE HOLIDAY SALE!

In March of this year, Cherokee Street was fortunate enough to host an evening of printmaking madness as part of the SGC International Conference. With thousands of attendees (participants and on-lookers), the street was lit up in celebration of art and community. 

Following on the heels of an event that brought international attention to Cherokee Street, galleries and businesses in the district are teaming up once again to showcase artists working in print media for the annual Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale: Saturday, December 3rd from 10am-7pm. This indoor print-themed arts and crafts sale will take place up and down the street, with businesses hosting over 50 artists from all over the St. Louis area (as well as the greater midwest) whose work isprint-related (printmaking, letterpress, screen printing, printed fabrics, anything printed goes!)

WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU PARTICIPATE!

Last year, hundreds of people turned up for the event to mosey along the historic shopping district and purchase the printed wares of local artists. As the first street-wide art event following SGC, this year's show will be bigger than ever! Organized as a sale rather than an art show, the event promises a huge turnout and will be a great way to make some cash before the holiday season. Hosting businesses will be advertising the event extensively: 100% of participation fees go toward advertising.

All artists will be guaranteed a comfortable, easily accessible location to showcase their artwork. You will be provided with a table in an indoor, heated space, and your name and location will be included on a printed map of the event that will be available the day of the sale. 

Participating Venues Include:
   Aisle One Gallery -- www.aisle1gallery.com
   All Along Press -- www.allalongpress.com
   Foam Coffee and Beer -- www.foamstl.com
   Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts -- www.fortgondo.com
   Paper Boat Studios -- www.paperboatstudios.com
   Porter Teleo -- www.porterteleo.com
   Snowflake City Stock -- www.snowflakecitystock.com
   STyLeHouse -- www.stl-style.com
   The Firecracker Press -- www.firecrackerpress.com

REGISTRATION 
Reserve your spot in the show! Register online at www.cherokeeprintleague.com.

REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 18 for the Early Bird Rates:   
Professional: $50 (tables can be shared, two artists for $25ea)
Student: $35 solo (shared tables available at professional rate only)

Entries received after November 18th are $65/professional, $45/student.

Approximate Table Size: 3 x 5' with optional wall space (let us know if you're interested in some wall).

Advertising prospects include: St Louis Magazine, RFT, KDHX, West End Word, handprinted posters by Sleepy Kitty, The Firecracker Press, and All Along Press and postcards by Paper Boat Studios.

After Party: FOAM 8pm-close

For more info on the event:
visit www.cherokeeprintleague.com
email Becca Moore at cherokeeprintleague@gmail.com
or call All Along Press at (314) 827-6185

St. Louis Secret Sound Society show at STyLehouse - Saturday, Oct. 15th!

Friday, October 14, 2011

On Saturday, October 15th, the St. Louis Secret Sound Society presents three great bands from coast to coast in one night.  And it's all happening at STyLehouse!  

Big Troubles | Ridgewood, NJ
https://www.facebook.com/BigTroublesBand

Young Prisms | San Francisco
https://www.facebook.com/Youngprisms

Frances With Wolves | Saint Louis
https://www.facebook.com/franceswithwolves

And much more...

Set design by WORK/PLAY 
http://www.stoopidfresh.com/blog/?tag=st-louis

Rogue bar provided by the HandleBar
http://handlebarstl.com/

STL-Style will also have discounts and specials on city gear
http://stl-style.com/

All Ages | Seven Dollars | Doors at 8:30 PM l Show at 9:00 PM


RSVP HERE!

4th Annual MetroLink Prom is Near!

Wednesday, October 05, 2011
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