Friday, December 17, 2010

Sloup #11 12/19/10

Sloup is a monthly soup dinner in St. Louis that supports projects, primarily artistic or communicative, that need a little funding and belief. Soup dinners will be on one Sunday a month from 6-8 p.m. Soups will be provided by local establishments, chefs and community members, as well as grant recipients returning to share their projects. We’re asking for a $10 per person donation at each dinner (100% of which will go directly into that month’s Sloup Fund), entitling you to vote on that month’s proposal which excites you the most! Grant proposals will be accepted until the Saturday before the soup

December's Sloup will be held at Paper Boat Studios @ 2308 1/2 Cherokee Street, 63118 from 6-8 pm
please attend!

Go to for more information

Friday, December 10, 2010









3151 CHEROKEE STREET, 314.772.3628

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Spreading the word about Off the Wall

at ArtD Gallery & Studios @ 2720

Saturday night is Off the Wall: a Holiday Ball. So come on down to 2720 Cherokee, bring your canned food items to donate to H.I.S. K.I.D.S. (helping families facing childhood cancer).

Check out Alive's "Top Picks" for the weekend: follow the link below:
Purchase tickets now! Advance tickets $10! Go to:
Night of, tickets will be $20!

Don't miss the last poetry reading of the year at the Firecracker Press!

It’s our last reading of the year and it’s gonna be a good one! Join us for an exciting hybrid of poetry and printing this SATURDAY, December 11th as we host readings of two local poets, Buzz Spector, Dean of the School of Art at Washington University, and Brett Underwood, Bartender/Minister of Culture at Schlafly Beer. While they read we’ll be setting up and printing a broadside of their finest work on our  antique presses. What’s more, you get one of these hand-printed works of art for the price of admission!

ONLY $5 per person. Space is limited, so reserve your seat today.
Tickets & info at :

Saturday, December 11th at 2 PM at The Firecracker Press.

2838 Cherokee Street
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Phone: (314) 776-7271

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Crazy Busy Weekend on Cherokee -- December 4&5

 (posters by The Firecracker Press)

Too much stuff to mention everything specifically, but be sure to hit Cherokee Street this weekend!

The Third Annual Cherokee Print League Holiday Sale promises art, gifts and fun on Saturday, December 4, from 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  (See sights from last year's sale here.)

Says The Firecracker Press:

On December 4th from 10 am to 7 pm over 40 artists will be setting up at over a dozen locations, ready to fill your holiday shopping needs with their lovely printed wares. Enjoy the local color of Cherokee Street as you mosey from Louisiana to Indiana and all state streets in between. Firecracker Press will be open all day, and we have some new items just in time for the holidays! Make sure to drop in, and visit the Cherokee Print League website to check out all the artists and venues. You can pick up a map the day of the sale at any of the venues. See you then!

New to Cherokee this year is HoliDIY, an indie craft show being hosted by the St. Louis Craft Mafia.
What: Handmade goods you won’t be embarrassed to give or receive! Winter bar with hot holiday cocktails! Locavore noshies by the owners of the Cherokee Peach! Firepit outdoor lounge perfect for a crisp afternoon! Steampunk Santa Photo Booth! Too fantastic to miss.  See a list of participating vendors here.
When: Saturday, December 4 from 11am – 6pm
Where: 3125 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO (next to The Archive book store)

While you're on Cherokee enjoying (and buying!) the art and handcrafts, be sure to visit Cherokee's Antique Row for the the 27th Annual Cherokee Antique Row Cookie Spree -- Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.  Nibble on a variety of cookies while you shop.

Says St. Louis Curio Shoppe:

Local merchants on Cherokee Street, from Jefferson Blvd. east to Lemp, will offer a bounty of holiday surprises! Each unique shop will offer a variety of free holiday cookies! Enjoy music, seasonal festivities & yuletide charm.

Here at the St. Louis Curio Shoppe, 2301 Cherokee Street, we are baking up a fresh batch, or many, many batches, of Mr. B's gooey butter cookies! A St. Louis tradition!

But that's not all!

Foam Coffee & Beer at Jefferson and Cherokee will be having a big tag sale on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.:

... featuring over 2,500 vintage items from Miss Ohio Vintage, Retro 101 and Dangerous Dames as well as four independent crafters and two individual vintage sellers. The BIG Tag Sale is also showcasing a collection of upcycled vintage jewelry from Miss Ohio Vintage, designed by Mandi Cawthon, also of MyLovies. All proceeds from the collection benefit Autism Speaks.  Guest Vendors include Peridot, All Things Dandy, and MiSu’s Hot Mess.

followed by an after-party for the day's events.  See all the details here.

Friday, December 3, 2010

"GIFTED 2010" Original Art for Holiday Giving opens at PHD Gallery...

"GIFTED 2010"
Original Art for Holiday Giving
The 2nd Annual Holiday Gift Show at PHD Gallery

December 4 - January 8, 2011

Please join us for
the Opening Reception
Saturday & Sunday,
December 4 & 5, 2010,
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Featured artists include Mark Weber, Marsha Sanguinette & Susan Nanny, Jim Sabo, Ruth Ann Reese, Casey Rae, Nick Prinster, Michelle "Mike" Ochonicky, Janet Mueller, Kevin Lurton, Noel Leicht, David Lancaster, Raymond Houston, Carrie Gibbs, Mark Florida, and Jerry Breakstone.

ALIVE MAGAZINE RAVES: "Skip emptying your wallet at the big box stores and give a truly unique, handmade gift this holiday season. PHD Gallery's second annual holiday gift show features the work of over a dozen artists at 'recession friendly' prices. Find locally produced original oil paintings, textile art, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, photography and limited-edition prints. To add to the holiday cheer, 'GIFTED' opens in tandem with the 27th Annual Cherokee Antique Row Cookie Spree, where local merchants at each store feature unique surprises and a delicious variety of holiday cookies" ALIVE Magazine, December 2010

PHD Gallery
2300 Cherokee Street,
St. Louis, MO 63118
Noon to 4:00 pm,
Thursday - Sunday
(314) 664-6644

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Off the Wall at ArtDimensions

ArtD gallery and Studios at 2720 present Off The Wall, December 11th @ 7pm. In past years we've held this event at City Hall. This official public building was transformed into an art, music, and food extravaganza. Many of our organizers will be headed abroad to Indonesia to be art ambassadors this winter. So to keep things simple this year we're moving the event to 2720 and hoping to raise money to support their trip.

Best dressed costume contest - 100 dollar prize!!
Pull out your finest holiday costuming, glue on some fake eye lashes, and powder that wig! Prizes will be given for the most outrageous costumes and ball gowns.

Live Performances
7pm Dogtown allstars
815pm DJ chilly c + StreetDimensions B-Boy Competition
1015pm DJ Alexis
11pm Illphonics
1230am boss

Live art, culinary demonstrations, Cherokee Photobooth
Lift for life, Drums and beats & much more
exhibitions: Off the Street - featuring artists of Cherokee st.
artAmbassadors - back from Indonesia
Art Market - 15 art vendors

***On-line tickets here - ****

Visit our Website for more information and to download an artisan application.

also remember to check out:

Artist networking tonight, December 1

Please join us at ArtD Gallery & Studios
Wed, Dec 1, 7pm

2720 Cherokee St. 63118

Tomorrow night is the deadline for signing up for an art market booth at the Off the Wall Event, Dec 11

Download application and pay online at . Great opportunity for artists to sell their wares with 0% commission!

Stop by for free refreshments and meet other artists and promote your artistic ventures!!