Friday, July 31, 2009

40% (!!!) OFF Sale at City Art Supply

Whoa! This is quite a sale:

Did you see the latest news on consumer prices? STL Today article.

Prices shot up in June ... but not at City Art Supply. In fact, prices have shot DOWN and they're going to be even lower for the next 17 days. Starting today and ending on July 31 ALL items at City Art Supply will be an additional 40% OFF the already low price. This includes all paints, brushes, canvases, paper, ink, pens, printing supplies, cutting material, mediums, gesso, everything.

All in-stock items are 40% off July 15 - 31. Stop in today to take advantage of these low prices.

Please take note of our new store hours:
Tuesday - Saturday
12pm - 6pm

We're overhauling our website and it should be up and running soon. In the meantime you can become a fan on Facebook or a friend on MySpace. Next month we have a couple events booked, stay tuned for more info soon.

The wonderful Thomas Crone wrote a nice piece on City Art Supply that appeared in the Saint Louis Beacon. You can see the article here.

Thank you.
City Art Supply
3215 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, MO 63118
12pm - 6pm

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sleepy Kitty Music @ Cranky Yellow

Sleepy Kitty Music is said to be playing at Cranky Yellow on Sunday, August 2, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.

Information and photo totally ganked from Sleepy Kitty Music's Facebook page (see link above.)

Cranky Yellow Publishing
2874 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118

National Improv Tour Coming this Saturday

Chris Trew and Tami Nelson’s Dream of Meal Tour brings Austin Comedy’s finest two-person show and classes to St. Louis’s Improv Trick Comedy Underground.

Here's what the critics have to say:
“Clever…deliriously unpredictable” – The Onion

“A fiercely enjoyable brain warp of a time” – The Austin Chronicle

“Energetic and razor sharp” – The Gothamist

Chris Trew and Tami Nelson are nationally touring performers and instructors and are the official improv group of

The duo met, trained and began performing together in New Orleans at the Comedy Conservatory. After Hurricane Katrina they relocated to Austin, Texas where improv became life. After attending nearly every comedy festival in North America performing and studying the art form they returned to Austin and co-founded the ColdTowne Theater and Conservatory.

Chris and Tami were at the forefront of an improv revival and played a major role in exploding the burgeoning Austin improv scene. From 2006 to 2008 they were the Artistic and Conservatory Directors, producing and performing in hundreds of shows as well as training hundreds of students.

They’ll be performing at the Improv Trick Comedy Underground Saturday, August 1 and teaching the following workshops:

  • Freestyle Rapping – Saturday, August 1, 5-7pm
  • The Pattern is Everything – Sunday, August 2, 2-4pm
  • Device Art – Sunday, August 2, 4:30-6:30
For more info and to make reservations, visit or call 314-922-1998.

The Improv Trick Comedy Underground
2715 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Go go go! to the open studios!

work in progress by Dana Smith at City Art Supply

I hope you got the chance to visit the places on Cherokee that were open today as part of the City-Wide Open Studios this weekend.

You should really really go see some studios on Sunday! Really.

Some highlights of the couple of brief stops I made:

paintings by Dana Smith at City Art Supply

paintings by Jeremy Rabus at City Art Supply

paintings by Josh Crow at 2621 Cherokee

Josh Crow painting at 2621 Cherokee

Kyra Termini and Dennis Doty at work at 2621 Cherokee

There will be different studios around town open Sunday, July 26. More information here

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday and Saturday @ City Art Supply

From Dana Smith of City Art Supply:

Some important info regarding City Art Supply.

First – Friday July 24 (TODAY) City Art will NOT be open. Please make note.

Second – Saturday July 25 (TOMORROW) City Art WILL be open starting at 10:00 a.m. We’ll be participating in the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis’ City Wide Open Studios from 10am – 4pm. This event invites anyone to visit St. Louis artists' studios to see the artist’s work space, artwork in process and to even purchase something from the artist.

For more info on this event you can go here.

For a full list of participants you can go here.

And for a map of all the studios you can go here.

At City Art Supply I’ll have a work space set up and new paintings on display for those of you who want to stop in and visit. Also, Jeremy Rabus’s studio next to the shop will be open as well and he’ll have paintings on display too. Jeremy may or may not be able to attend, he’s having minor surgery today (nothing serious) but might not be ready to socialize on Saturday. However, I highly recommend checking out his work. For those of you who might possibly be interested in buying a painting from Jeremy or me, we can accept credit/debit cards, checks and of course cash.

In addition to that, I’d like to remind you that City Art Supply is still having our 40% OFF sale on ALL items currently in stock. Stop in and see some art, buy some supplies and SAVE MONEY.

There are many great artists participating in the event on Saturday AND Sunday. Below I made a list of all the artists on Cherokee Street for your convenience.

Jeremy Rabus 3213 Cherokee (City Art Supply)

Kelly Porter 3325 Cherokee

Kim Richardson 3214A Cherokee

Dana Smith 3215 Cherokee (City Art Supply)

Elysia Mann 3155 Cherokee (All Along Press)

Rebecca Bodicky 3151 Cherokee (Fort Gondo)

Gina T Alvarez 3156 Cherokee (Snowflake)

Jamie Kreher 3156 Cherokee (Snowflake)

Amanda Verbeck 3156 Cherokee (Snowflake)

Brett Williams 3156 Cherokee (Snowflake)

The Firecracker Press 2838 Cherokee

Amy VanDonsel 2834 Cherokee (AVD+EVAD)

Scott Ernst 2720 Cherokee Floor 2 (Art Dimensions)

Jennifer Hayes 2720 Cherokee (Art Dimensions)

Myles Keough 2720 Cherokee (Art Dimensions)

Bryan Walsh 2720 Cherokee Floor 2 (Art Dimensions)

Josh Crow 2621 Cherokee

Dennis Michael Doty 2621 Cherokee

Kyra Termini 2621-2623 Cherokee

Thomas DeClue 2008 Cherokee (20:08 Gallery)

Thank you very much for your support.

Dana Smith
City Art Supply
3215 Cherokee St
St. Louis, MO 63118
cityartsupply at gmail dot com

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Saturday at Snowflake

This Saturday, July 25, SNOWFLAKE will be taking part in the annual OPEN STUDIOS event put on by Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

Gina Alvarez, Amanda Verbeck, Brett Williams, and Jamie Kreher will be setting up satellite studios spaces at SNOWFLAKE. Please stop by to view work and talk with the artists. Fort Gondo, City Art, All Along Press, and many others on Cherokee Street will be taking part. For an official map visit

Saturday, July 25
10am - 4pm
3156 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63118

blogger's note: going forward, much of the content of this blog will be cross-posted with Cherokee Street News.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday Night Longform Improv

This Tuesday (as well as every Tuesday!) Ugly Coyote along with The Improv Trick present the Harold Night and Longform Jam! Come out and watch as the players spin completely improvised scenes, games, and vignettes into a three act play all based on a single suggestion from the audience! The night is free and fun and starts at 8:00 pm! So don't miss your chance to get in on the underground comedy scene in St. Louis at:

The Improv Trick Comedy Underground:
2715 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, MO 63118

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Friday, July 17, 2009

St. Louis Letterpress Society Meeting

The Firecracker Press invites you to the summer meeting of the St. Louis Letterpress Society. Saturday, July 18 at 4:00pm – Potluck Dinner at 6:30. Printing press and woodcut demos, and type geekery all night long. Bring a side dish or dessert. All are welcome!

Stop by to meet “Mel” – our new Chandler and Price platen press — and to see our new Paragon paper cutter.

The Firecracker Press – 2838 Cherokee St. – St. Louis, Mo 63118

Firecracker at the Washington Printmakers Gallery

Looks like congratulations are due The (always-amazing) Firecracker Press:
The Firecracker Press has been invited to take part in “Meet Your Printmaker” at the Washington Printmakers Gallery in Washington, DC. The opening reception is June 26 and the show runs through July 26, 2009.

See our work and the work of other printmaking studios from around the world here

Read a review here

Visit the Washington Printmakers Gallery here

City Art Supply t-shirt design contest canceled

From Jeremy at City Art Supply:

We at City Art Supply fully appreciate everyone who entered the T-Shirt Design Contest. Unfortunately, due to a lack of funds in the store's budget, the low entry turnout, and other logistical issues, the T-Shirt Contest, along with this Saturday the 18th's launch party and t-shirt printing will be canceled. Everyone who entered will be offered a $20 gift certificate, good for any items at City Art Supply, and the return of their design. Again we apologize for this and any inconveniences.

Sounds like we should go spend some money at our favorite art supply store. And what better time than now, with their incredible sale going on?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Improv Jam Tonight

We hope you can join us for our special All*Star Comedy Improv Jam and Bastille Day Extravaganza tonight at 8:00 p.m. It is FREE and FUN and FUNNY!

Ugly Coyote performs The Harold (a long-form improvised set of three acts forming a solid play created before the audience's very eyes and based on a single suggestion) every Tuesday night at 8:00 pm - 2715 Cherokee!

Come dressed for the occasion (whatever All*Star or Bastille Day means to you) and you may be eligible for prizes!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

City-Wide Open Studios

Oodles of Cherokee-based artists will be participating in Contemporary Art Museum's City-Wide Open Studios July 25:

Contemporary Art Museum has released the map for this year's City-Wide Open Studios Tour and it looks like Cherokee has more artists participating than any other street in St. Louis! The following Cherokee artists will be opening their doors to the public on Saturday July 25:

Gina T. Alvarez (Snowflake), Rebecca Bodicky (Fort Gondo), Josh Crow, Thomas DeClue (20:08 Gallery), Dennis Michael Doty, Scott Ernst (Art Dimensions), Jennifer Hayes (Art Dimensions Gallery), Myles Keough (Art Dimensions), Jamie Kreher (Snowflake), Elysia Mann (All Along Press), Kelly Porter , Jeremy Rabus (City Art Supply), Kim Richardson, Dana Smith (City Art Supply), Kyra Termini, Eric Woods (The Firecracker Press), Amy Vandonsel (AVD + EVAD), Amanda Verbeck (Snowflake), Bryan Walsh, Brett Williams (Snowflake) and Ken Wood.

What is City-Wide Open Studios?

A week-long event dedicated to the discovery of the hidden spaces where artists work. Free and open to the public, this event offers a unique opportunity to explore these creative spaces and enjoy one of the most exciting parts of contemporary art—being able to talk to the artists.

More info at Maps can be downloaded here.

information from Cherokee Street News

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Stirrup Pants, a Saturday Chapbook Shop

Please come check out Stirrup Pants on July 18, its opening day. Your presence will influence its becoming.

the Water Bears will sing songs. coffee. snacks.


c h a p b o o k s.

10-3. wake up with us.

Follow us at! You're invited!

Stirrup Pants Chapbooks will be open! starting July 18! ev'ry Saturday from 10 AM to 3 PM! brick-and-mortar stylie @ 2122 Cherokee Street STL MO!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Fran Lakatos at Cranky Yellow tonight- gay girls, guns and birds!

From Cranky Yellow's Emily:

Many of you who've visited Cranky Yellow might be familiar with the delightfully whimsical "Homo" collages or perhaps the the empowering "Little Girl with Guns" T-Shirts. Or maybe you've seen a delicate edition of hand-drawn bird prints flying around town.

The artist responsible, Fran Lakatos, is having her first St Louis opening EVER! She's brought along some brand new work too. The opening for her one-month show is tonight (July 3) from 7-11pm at Cranky Yellow. 2847 Cherokee St.

I don't think I've ever left one of Fran's shows without falling in love with something. Her work sentimentally diverse and hella affordable. See you there!


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Free backyard animation screening with dessert potluck TONIGHT!

Stefan Gruber has worked for ten years so that he could entertain you for the evening. He's hoping that you can bring dessert.

ONE NIGHT ONLY: Seattle-based animator Stefan Gruber is bringing his work to St. Louis on his cross-country backyard animation tour. He will be showing approximately one hour of his very own homemade animation shorts. Those inclined to bring tasty desserts will be hailed as heroes.

Come and share the fun.

Show will begin at 9pm, Thursday July 2 in the backyard of All Along Press and the Typo Cafe 3159 Cherokee St. (corner of Cherokee and Compton)

For a preview check out: