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


A 600-sq. ft. gallery offering professional 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 which offers an additional 2,000 sq. ft.

Listening Room

A 150-person 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 equipment, 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 serves our resident companies and will be the future home to a writers-in-residence program that aims to uplift local and international writers. The program will be developed in partnership with our current resident organizations:

Upcoming Events at High Low

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High Low
3301 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 533-0367

Abundant metered parking is available in the surrounding blocks.