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21 Jun 2018

New rooftop garden opens in Grand Arts Center District

St. Louis, MO — There’s a new rooftop garden in St. Louis. It’s called Sally’s Rooftop Garden and Terrace and it’s located on top of the .Zack building in the Grand Arts Center.

The garden is a partnership between the Kranzberg Arts Foundation and non profit Urban Harvest.
It’s more than a place to grow fruits and vegetables. Sally’s is also an event space for up to 150 people, boasting cool views of the city not to mention you’re surrounded by flowers and produce. Food grown here will be used at Turn restaurant and Sophie’s Cocktail Lounge which are both located in the .Zack building, as well as the Dark Room which is a half mile away. A portion of the food will be donated to meet the mission of the non profit Urban Harvest, providing healthy food to people who don’t have access to grocery stores.


19 Jun 2018

Honorees Announced For the 2019 St. Louis Arts Awards

The Arts and Education Council (A&E) has announced seven honorees for the 2019 St. Louis Arts Awards. Celebrating its 28th year, the St. Louis Arts Awards is the region’s preeminent event honoring artists, educators, individuals and organizations that achieve a legacy of artistic excellence and enrich St. Louis’ arts and cultural community.

The 2019 honorees are: Ken Page, Broadway and film star, Lifetime Achievement in the Arts; Brent Benjamin, Saint Louis Art Museum, Excellence in the Arts; Amy Freet, Airport Elementary School, Art Educator of the Year; Noémi and Michael Neidorff, Excellence in Philanthropy; Sue Greenberg, Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, Champion for the Arts; Chris Hansen, Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Arts Innovator; and Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis, Arts Startup of the Year.

17 Jun 2018

#TCG18 Closing Plenary: We End How We Began

Samples of St. Louis stage work and an award for the Kranzberg Foundation highlighted both the city’s triumphs and its challenges.

ST. LOUIS: According to Teresa Eyring, executive director of Theatre Communications Group, the TCG 2018 conference ended how it began: celebrating the creative energy of St. Louis.

The conference’s final plenary on Saturday afternoon opened with Kevin Moriarty, artistic director of Dallas Theater Center and president of TCG’s board of directors, thanking attendees for their participation in a Friday town hall meeting about sexual harassment and assault in the theatre community, and in a “How We Move Forward” earlier that day, which addressed a protest Friday night at the St. Louis Muny. Its production of the musical revue Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, activists pointed out and explained, included instances of yellowface, redface, and brownface (white actors portraying other cultures).

05 Jun 2018

Editorial: Kranzberg Arts Foundation tackles blighted property for artists’ housing

With about 11,000 vacant St. Louis properties on the Land Reutilization Authority‘s inventory list, an option to buy 25 will barely nudge the needle on the city’s blight problem. But in terms of leadership, it’s important that the Kranzberg Arts Foundation plans to develop affordable housing and studio space for artists in the Gravois Park neighborhood.

The nonprofit foundation will not use historic tax credits to purchase or develop the properties, although most of them are eligible. Avoiding their use will give contractors more flexibility to renovate existing structures and impose fewer creative restraints for future owners — clear advantages when developing housing for artists.

04 Jun 2018

Kranzberg Arts Foundation to open new event space

The Kranzberg Arts Foundation is expanding its presence in the Grand Center Arts District with the opening of Sally’s Rooftop Garden & Terrace at the .ZACK building.

Sally’s Rooftop, a 150-capacity private event venue with panoramic views of downtown and the Gateway Arch, will open in mid-June. The rooftop also is home to a food garden cultivated by Urban Harvest STL.