On April 12 and 13, St. Louis’ Union Station will be brimming with marketing and communications professionals, entrepreneurs, technologists and innovators from some of the biggest brands in the world, brought together by the 2017 Midwest Digital Marketing Conference.
Here are four summer camp programs that combine hands-on learning with thoughtful programming, sure to keep your child sharp for the upcoming school year and with a host of new friends.
"Barriers between theatrical art and the community happen, but they should be enthusiastically and joyously smashed. Those barriers are based on class and socioeconomics. To hell with them."
Could St. Louis be the birthplace of the next Hallmark? That’s the intent for Greetabl co-founders Zoë Scharf and Joe Fischer, who began the business in St. Louis and continue to use the city as their headquarters.
When we are no longer able to survive in one mindset, we evolve into another. We resolve to change and adapt. We all have our own story of resilience, and while rereading the stories in this issue it struck me that all of our chosen subjects possess hardy resolve in the face of challenges.
Our latest print piece features an array of amazing creators, makers and visionaries living out their passions in the middle of America. Check out where to pick one up and how to become a member for $8 per month.
On Friday, April 21, the organization will host its upcoming Makers Ball, their premier fundraising event. The evening is not only designed to generate support for the arts, but to become a celebration of art in and of itself, with artist demonstrations alongside a live and silent auction.
Cherokee Street's Blank Space is turning five with a growth spurt, celebrating with a weekend party featuring DJs and live music March 24-25. A hub for community, drinks and dialogue, the venue remains a centrifugal force in housing underground movements.
"The Kranzberg Arts Foundation is all about building a sustainable arts-funding mechanism through infrastructure. We’re trying to build culture, and we’re approaching that by providing local artists and community-arts organizations with what they need."
"In an instant, in the space of a conversation with a doctor, you go from moving through your life in a relatively normal way to being right at the edge of life. It’s so jarring. It’s as if you found yourself on the moon, in an instant. "
This poem is excerpted from the book BLOOM written by Jay Erickson, who wrote it after being diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer in 2013. 100% of the book profits go towards rare cancer research. Erickson lives in Pawling, New York with his wife and two daughters.
Over 10,000 of those buried at Washington Park were disinterred and moved to other plots—and even other cemeteries—to make room for construction. The cemetery fell into disrepair over the years, and the loss of records left many relatives of those buried unable to find the graves of their loved ones.
Cherokee Street is an impromptu arts district that houses innumerable entrepreneurs, artists, writers, creators, small-business owners, entrepreneurs and visionaries. Their diversity will surprise you, their corner shops will charm you and their stories will amaze you.
The sounds, smells and lighting of Urban Matter feel evocative in ways that other curated boutiques rarely achieve. And the co-owners, Mary Hennesy and Amy Schafer, welcome anyone who comes to Virginia Avenue in St. Louis’ Dutchtown neighborhood.
It’s rare for an arts nonprofit to hold a fundraising event in which artists donate a piece to auction and receive 51 percent of the proceeds back. This is the second year that The Luminary will do just that, at the upcoming event, Lot 49.
The Pink House, described by one Pagedale neighbor as “this spider web that caught all the beautiful things,” helped sprout the creative opportunities and collaborations that became the hallmark of the little pink cottage on Salerno Drive.
“Briefs,” a festival of short plays centered around stories that shed light on the LGBTQ community, begins its sixth production Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the .ZACK Performing Arts Incubator theater in Midtown St. Louis.
"People develop confidence in their opinions when they really understand what’s actually happening. But right now, we are receiving information in sound bites from conflicting sources, and people don’t know who to believe," says Crosslin, president and CEO of the International Institute in St. Louis.
While the sun is in the sign of Pisces, our ego subliminally longs to reunite with our soul’s connection to the divine love of all that is. Such mystical awareness has always been the main goal and challenge of human existence.
The popular City Wide American Pale Ale by 4 Hands Brewery has stolen the hearts of St. Louis craft beer enthusiasts in less than a year since its debut, held in its becoming 16-ounce tallboy can emblazoned with the city's flag.
For 16 years, Kuhn has helmed Blue Gallery from a humble startup to the vigorous exhibition space and business it is today. Over glasses of sparkling grapefruit La Croix, we talked fashion, First Fridays and the perks of being an outlier.
Visit Target anywhere in the world today and you’ll find a snippet of the Midwest within its aisles. St. Louisan Cheree Berry—founder of the eponymous paper company—recently launched a collaboration with the Minneapolis-based big box store.
Chris Kotera says people from the Midwest are big dreamers. "But because we grow up so far from New York and Los Angeles, it all seems like a fantasy-land dream. That almost makes you dream bigger than normal."
What began as a casual fishing trip ended up becoming much more for Jacob Baker and Hadley Davis Baker ...
After speaking with two business professionals—who are in very different fields but yet also share many similarities—we were able to uncover some clarity on the importance of a master’s degree and how it can have the most impact.
The last gasp of winter finds readers of all kinds with unseasonably warm weather—ideal for browsing shelves loaded with great books. Here are our five recommended reads.
Prepare to be transported to 19th-century Paris during the rise of the millinery trade at SLAM’s exhibition, "Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade," on view through May 7.
“Typically, the media that we consume is made in New York or L.A.,” Haas says. “The storytellers from the heartland aren’t heard very often.” It’s part of the reason why she settled in Nashville.
One factor that can often intimidate students from pursuing higher education is the uncertainty about what career path would be the best fit. Fortunately, University College at WashU doesn’t require students to have it all figured out before they begin taking classes.
O’Leary, the institution’s general director, has been at the helm since 2008. Under his leadership, the organization’s endowment has grown 75 percent, annual contributions have increased and a number of programs have been successfully piloted.
The week before Mardi Gras in New Orleans means throngs of tourists with a big appetite for beads, hurricanes and legendary foods, like beignets and muffulettas. Samantha Saliter’s dream was to add Parisian-style crepes to that list.
St. Louisan and New York Times bestseller Matt Kindt has become a quiet master of his art, whether quietly tucked away in Webster Groves on his back porch, or in the studio he shares with two other comic creators.
At Urban Chestnut Brewing Company in St. Louis, the transformation of craft beer from a movement into a way of life has not only led to producing great beer, but also to maintaining a positive impact in the local community.
Next month, Ruth’s Chris will unveil a smattering of new summer menu items that Josh Holifield and his team have been experimenting with at the restaurant.
Timing was the key, or at least it was for Christina and Kurt Baker. The couple knew each other for three years, and while their friendship grew, romance did not.
Later this spring, one month before her 91st birthday, Levy will be honored for nearly four decades of philanthropy and involvement in St. Louis’ opera community.
The 8th Avenue South neighborhood in Nashville, Tennessee is an anchor for the city’s thrift stores, with one business in particular that has been peddling retro-inspired furniture, signs, clothing, vinyl records and vintage finds since 2000.
A champion of LGBTQ cinema in St. Louis, Cinema St. Louis’ Artistic Director Chris Clark is spearheading QFest, with screenings from March 29 to April 7 at the .ZACK in Grand Center.
Owens' music seeks to develop conversation and community around topical issues of our time in a resonant way, furthering his commitment to the city's powerful message that has been heard around the world since August 2014.
Since her first solo exhibition in 2014, Reynolds has continued her artistic exploration of tenderness, vulnerability and authenticity, while dedicating time and energy to establishing her own studio space and practice.
When he clocks out, this pastry chef trades spatula for digital camera, wandering forgotten buildings for iconic photographs. Read our Q&A where Devine details his attraction to these seemingly disparate ventures.
Dubbed “2017’s New Breakout Star” by the Riverfront Times, Arshad Goods is a former U-City kid with a new album on the horizon.
“Western Ware” is the duo's sixth album of sugarcoated electropop drenched in a hybrid of rayguns and rainbows, featuring a hoedown of bouncy and bombastic country-western covers like “Jolene” and “Rhinestone Cowboy.”
The first ALIVE Wedding issue of the year, Volume II Issue I is available now! Have a look at the list of our retail partners to see where you can pick up a complementary issue.
After Adrian Walker proposed to Morgan Hickman on Christmas Eve 2015, the couple visited Imo’s in St. Louis and ordered a deluxe pizza. The Walkers currently live in Oakland, California, but never hesitate to call St. Louis home.
Our quest to discover the draw of the creative ethos in St. Louis brought us to artist Carlie Trosclair, a New Orleans native whose creativity stretches far beyond anything that could be framed on a wall.
Does St. Louis have specific qualities that render it fertile ground to create? In this upcoming content series, we have set out to discover what has made the city into a place where makers want to make.
At 90 years old, Drexler is a go-getter whose career as an artist, novelist, playwright, and briefly as a wrestler is featured in a new exhibition at Washington University's Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.
It was the immediate, visceral pull you feel when you’ve eaten something truly delicious that you’ve never tried before, like skydiving or driving a car for the first time, or falling in love.
While the Sun is in the sign of Aquarius, our egos become more sensitive to the human experiences of group energy. Friends, colleagues, comrades and community draw our attention in ways that heighten our awareness of collective values, visions, goals and activities and how we fit into that.
Featuring Charles Pasternak and Cherie Corinne Rice in lead roles, the main-stage production for this year’s Shakespeare Festival St. Louis is set to take place June 2-25 at Forest Park's Shakespeare Glen.
Check out exclusive extras from our photo shoot and story featuring Allison Gettings of Red Wing Shoes, written by Dan Michel. Part One details the landscape, and Part Two shows extras from our tour of the shoe factory. All photography by Attilio D'Agostino.
Proceeds from the Dada Ball & Bash directly benefit the Museum’s thought-provoking exhibitions and innovative education programs. Dadaism revitalized art and life, which CAM works to do every day. Please join us in celebrating fantastically.
For three decades, COCA has been expanding minds with classes and programming designed to enrich lives and build community through the arts. On Jan. 27, COCA announced their “Create Our Future" campaign, a robust $40-million multi-year fundraising effort.
Chief Curator Shannon Bailey is bringing a recreation of the 1944 exhibition "Designing Chessmen: A Taste of the Imagery of Chess" to St. Louis's World Chess Hall of Fame, on view through March 12, 2017.
We've curated a list of a dozen Kansas City date-night spots that are just as varied as they are worthwhile.
There’s something inside each of us longing to connect. Our bodies, minds and spirits call out to one another, hoping to find safety, acceptance and love. These are truths that Cecilia Nadal believes.
“Students who pursue graduate programs in business have many different goals, but they are all undertaking a course of study to directly benefit their careers—whether they’re just starting out or trying to advance, change, or swerve.”
The upcoming Dada Ball & Bash—a benefit for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM)—carries a level of meaning uncommon to many fundraising events of its kind.
Delicacies like the "phatada" are central to chef Chris Ayala’s fusion approach at Crave Street Food, which opened in late 2016 just west of the Downtown area.
In St. Louis, a lady perched at a bar, martini in hand, might raise eyebrows—or not. How would I know without trying?
Publishing houses are coming out swinging in the midst of the new year, with tons of great reads that serve as both a sanctuary and a saving grace for those looking to broaden their horizons.
Dividing his time between four different locations, the Bavarian native has been enjoying the success and ingenuity that comes with crafting some of the Midwest’s favorite German-style beers
Centro Modern Furnishings has many pieces crafted by some of the most important designers of our time. You’ll find their work everywhere from MoMA to The Met.
Scotland’s favorite son, dubbed the "Ploughman’s Poet," is remembered each year with Burns Night, which includes suppers, poetry, music, and of course, whiskey.