High Low

High Low is the Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s literary arts cafe at 3301 Washington Ave.

Our Mission

To offer a venue for freedom of expression through spoken and written word. A space which encourages creativity and literacy, where art can start and stand out.

Library & Cafe

The library surrounds the seating area featuring a rotating collection of books, literary journals, and publications meant to inspire, educate, and elevate. Shelves will respond to rotating themes chosen by local artists, educators, and organizations providing resources to engage with broader conversations in our community.

Open from 8 am to 3 pm 7 days a week, the cafe is home to Blueprint Coffee’s third location and a fast-casual food service program by James Beard-Nominated Chef Rob Connoley and Squatter’s Cafe.


A dedicated 600 sq ft gallery offering professional gallery lighting and vitrines systems for fine collections will host rotating exhibits dedicated to literary arts-focused exhibitions. Exhibits will be selected annually through a juried process. Exhibits can be expanded into the performance space offering an additional 2,000 sq ft of exhibition space.

Listening Room

A 150 person-capacity event space is dedicated to literary arts-focused content including poetry readings, storytelling, literary series, and book signings. Featuring state of the art audio and visual, a full-service bar, and a professional box office, the space is available for expanded gallery exhibitions, installations, traditional and chamber music, and special events.

Resident Offices

A dedicated office suite serving our resident companies and future home to a writers in residence program that aims to lift up local and international writers. The program will be developed in partnership with our resident organizations:

  • Poetry Center
  • River Styx
  • Shirley Bradkley LeFlore Foundation
  • St. Louis Poet Laureate Jane Ellen Ibur
  • St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts
  • Tennessee Williams Festival St. Louis
  • UrbArts

Upcoming Events at High Low

january, 2020

17jan(jan 17)6:00 pm28feb(feb 28)3:00 pmCaroline Philippone's "American Dreams"High Low, 3301 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103Art Form:Visual Art

23jan7:00 pm8:30 pmSt. Louis Storytelling Festival Presents Story Lounge: A Single Step7pmHigh Low, 3301 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103Art Form:Literary ArtsRSVP

24jan7:30 pm10:00 pmNashville Live in Grand Center Presents Jenny Tolman7:30 PM | $25-32High Low, 3301 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103Art Form:MusicTICKETS


High Low
3301 Washington Ave,
St. Louis, MO 63103

Parking is available in abundant street parking in the surrounding blocks.