Friday, December 18, 2009

Melt at Foam + Jon Hardy & the Public

Come see Daniel Shown spin at Foam. Daniel says the show will include dance music and "plenty of rock, new wave, jazz, post hardcore, folk and other decidedly non-dance stuff, including a new Sex Pistols/Sex and the City mashup I'm working on." You don't want to miss that!

Date: Friday, December 18, 2009
Time: 10:00pm - ?

3359 S. Jefferson (at Cherokee)
STL, MO 63118

Jon Hardy & The Public will be playing a special set at 9:00, just before Melt.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Roxy Red Rockets Outer Space Sci-Fi Burlesque Show

Date: Thursday, December 17, 2009
Time: 7:45pm - 10:45pm
Tin Ceiling Theater
3159 Cherokee St. (at Compton)
Saint Louis, MO

Friday, December 11, 2009

CAMP's Funky Holiday Fiesta This Sunday

Sunday, December 13, 2009
5:00-9:00 p.m. @ 3026 Cherokee Street (at Minnesota)

Come enjoy singing festive songs at the top of your lungs, watching a local holiday film made possible by CAMP’s support, and sh-sh-shaking your groove thang to “some the best of raw funk, soul, jazz, and world beats that even people with lead shoes will be dancing to….”

5:00 p.m.: Celia’s Yuletide Express – a participatory singalong of your favorite Christmas tunes (or ones you hated on the radio, but love when you have jingliebells in your paw)
6:00 p.m.: ATNAS AKINAH: The Adventures of Santa’s Daughter / An experimental video narrative — last ‘09 showing in STL!
7:00 p.m.: Hang out! Dance to the magic soul-moving tunes brought to you by DJ Funky Leroy (aka Spencer Musselman), make art, make friends, make….. IT happen!

Snip some snowflakes or make some ornaments with Finder’s Hive treasures, then warm your bones at the CAMPfire out back and share rememberings of this year’s growth with neighbors and old friends.... Tis the season to be grateful, dreamy, cosy! We hope to see you, and make Us LIGHT!

A suggested donation of $3-$10 will be split 50/50 to support youth art programs at CAMP and the making of the ATNAS movie. Thanks in advance!!

Information from Cherokee Street News

Holiday craft sale this weekend

Join six local craft artists at 3211 Cherokee Street for holiday shopping Friday December 11 from 5-9 pm and Saturday December 12 from 10-5.

  • Handcrafted jewelry by Lisa Colby, Jennifer Walker and Peg Fetter
  • Ceramics by Renee Heyer-Starrett
  • Mixed media jewelry by Anna Anghileri
  • Hand stitched leather bags by Sleeth Mitchell

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Craft Night at Foam

Head to Foam to get together to work on craft projects at a lovely cafe. Bring your knitting, sewing, calligraphy, spinning, sketching, what have you. (Not to mention have foamy beverages!)

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2009
Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm
3359 S. Jefferson Ave. (at Cherokee)
St. Louis, MO 63118

Firecracker's Lumberyard takes Best in Show

Hats off to The Firecracker Press and its beautiful Lumberyard magazine, which received the Platinum Design Award from the Louisville Graphic Design Association. Details here.

Congrats, guys!

Cherokee Print League slideshow

Missed the Cherokee Print League show?

See a recap on the Riverfront Times web site:

20 Handmade Oddities from Cherokee Street, 12/5/09

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale

It's time once again for the Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale. Locations up and down Cherokee will be open and artists from all around will be selling their print-related wares. Don't miss it!


Once again, galleries & businesses on Cherokee Street are teaming up to showcase artists working with printed media for the Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale. The event will take place Saturday, December 5 from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. This indoor print-themed arts and craft sale will take place all along the street, with businesses hosting artists from all over the St. Louis area (as well as the greater Midwest) whose work is print-related.

Don't miss this opportunity to support local and visiting artists and buy something unique and handmade for a gift for someone or for you! There will be everything from printmaking, letterpress, screen printing, printed fabrics, printed glass, and more … anything printed goes!

More than 25 artists and printmakers will be offering their handmade items in the following participating venues: Porter Teleo, Snowflake City Stock, All Along Press, Fort Gondo, Cranky Yellow, The Firecracker Press, AVD Studios, Sleepy Kitty, Foam Coffee & Beer, and Stirrup Pants Chapbook. Event guides/maps will be offered the day of the event at any of the participating studios and a listing of some of the featured artists can be seen here. LIVE MUSIC at participating venues!

(information courtesy The Firecracker Press and Snowflake; poster art above by Firecracker)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Humdrum to Play Cherokee Print League After Party at Foam

Humdrum says:

We will be performing at Cherokee Street's newest coffee & beer bar, Foam, along with our friends The Skekses and The Mhurs.

Come out early for the Cherokee Print League's Holiday Sale (10am-7pm) and stay for the afterparty at Foam.

Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 8:00pm-12:00am

Foam Coffee & Beer
3359 S. Jefferson Ave. (@ the corner of Cherokee & Jefferson)
Saint Louis, MO

DIY Prints at the Finder's Hive at CAMP

From Cherokee Street News:

Calling all crafters, kids, and kids-at-heart: Stop by the Community Arts and Media Project during the Cherokee Street Print League Open House to preview the soon-coming “Finder’s Hive”!

The “Finder’s Hive” is an all-new treasure trove that will host UPCYCLE – a crafters’ post-consumer goods redistribution interface – as well hopes to host “Make Space” art programs including a Kids Street Art collective, knitting circle, and drawing nights. Come find out more, and how you can fit!

10:00 am - 4:00 pm December 5 — @ CAMP, 3022 Cherokee Street
Stroll into phase one of the "junk shop co-op" to peruse the stockpiled goodies and participate in FREE interactive printmaking activities. Experiment with DIY, low-fi printmaking techniques topped off with collage to custom create your own holiday gift cards and wrapping paper — perfect for packaging up your Print League goodies for under the tree! Tie a ribbon ’round it.

If you’re interested in volunteering to lead art activities or finding out more about the Hive, contact Lyndsey @ 217.898.3777!

VISIT —– —- for more info on the nuts & bolts of the redistribution process.

The Archive Coming to Cherokee Street

From the Cherokee Street News site:

As one might gather from the last two posts on Cherokee Street News, there is a lot transpiring in our neighborhood. While it was sad to see the only art supply in the city leave Cherokee Street, we also wanted to let everyone know that the space will not be empty.

A new store will be opening in the ArtParts building in the coming months. Keep your eye out for word about The Archive.

The Archive is a collection of books, it is a curiosity shop, it is also a place to find that something that you’ve been missing. Don’t know what that might be? Come see us, we’ll be holding a preview opening on December 5 in conjunction with the Print League’s Holiday Sale.

Stop by 3213/15 Cherokee when you’re around on December 5th, or stay tuned for more information.

Monthly Artist Networking Meeting at NEW ArtD Gallery this Wednesday

Come and see the NEW ArtDimensions Gallery and meet fellow artists. Promote yourself or an event you're involved in...

Wednesday, December 2, 7:00-9:00 pm

2720 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Also, if you're interested in an artist booth at Off the Wall at City Hall December 12, your last chance to sign up is at this meeting -- come early (6:00 pm) to get more info or to turn in your application and fee. Applications are available here.

"Gifted" at PHD Gallery

Original Art for Holiday Giving
December 3 - January 3, 2010

Please join us for
the Opening Reception
Saturday & Sunday,
December 5 & 6, 2009,
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Skip the malls this year and make your gift giving a unique expression of creativity! PHD Gallery hosts “GIFTED” original art for holiday giving.

Featuring the work of more than a dozen local and regional artists, the seasonal exhibition offers “recession-friendly” artwork priced to fit your holiday budget.

Included among the artworks, buyers will find original paintings, collage, sculpture, scrimshaw, ceramics, glass, jewelry, photography and limited-edition prints.

Featured artists will include Mark Weber, Susan Sullivan, Mary Beth Shaw, David Lancaster, Jimmy Liu, Jim Sabo, Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky, Eric Hoefer, Joe Chesla, Mark Sheppard, Leslie Holt, Charlie Houska, Jeff Kapfer, Noel Leicht, David Wallace, and Polly Saputo.


"GIFTED" opens in tandem with the 26th Annual Cherokee Antique Row Cookie Spree. Local merchants will offer a host of holiday surprises with each store featuring a variety of holiday cookies! Enjoy music, festivities and old-fashioned yuletide charm.

PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
Noon to 4:00 pm,
Thursday - Sunday