The Kranzberg Arts Foundation has a vision for the city of St. Louis.
We believe our artists, communities, and cultural experiences represent the heart and soul of our city — and we are committed to providing the opportunities and resources necessary for the arts to thrive, now and in the future.
Since 2006, we have been passionately dedicated to providing local, emerging artists and community arts organizations the vital space and tools to perform and showcase their work, thus fulfilling the collective vision to not only be part of a vibrant and growing arts ecosystem, but also a premier arts and entertainment destination.
Through the development of performing arts venues, visual arts galleries, free music programs and work spaces for nonprofit arts organizations, we nurture the growth of artists, while working with to engage with St. Louis’ greater community in ways that are relevant, inclusive and inspiring.
Our need-based, ground-up approach to giving is at the heart of our mission to make St. Louis a true destination for artists to thrive and a more inspiring and interesting place for us all to live.
The Kranzberg Arts Foundation and founders Ken & Nancy Kranzberg have made lasting contributions that have changed the landscape of the arts community in the St. Louis region. In particular, their support and guidance in the Grand Center District has led to the development and relocation of KDHX 88.1 FM, KWMU 90.7 FM, the Sun Theater, and Metro Theater Company.
The Kranzberg Arts Foundation developed and currently operates venues, galleries, and office space for nonprofits, including the Kranzberg Arts Center, the .ZACK, The Marcelle, the Grandel Theater, and The Dark Room at The Grandel. In addition to these venues, the KAF has been instrumental in the formation of events such as the Music at The Intersection Festival and the Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl. Through the foundation’s tireless efforts and generous contributions, necessary infrastructure has been put in place for the arts to thrive in St. Louis for generations to come.
The Kranzberg Arts Foundation is a community-driven organization dedicated to providing local artists and arts organizations the resources and infrastructure necessary for the arts to thrive in St. Louis—because we believe artists and the cultural communities they build represent the heart and soul of our city.
Through the development of performing arts venues, visual arts galleries, artist-focused programs, and workspaces for nonprofit arts organizations, the foundation nurtures the growth of artists, while working with emerging and leading arts institutions to engage with St. Louis’ greater community in ways that are relevant, inclusive, and inspiring.
Support the Arts!
When you hold your event at one of our many Kranzberg Arts Foundation spaces, you’re supporting the arts community in St. Louis and beyond. Every dollar we make goes toward preservation and promotion of our area’s theater, music, and visual artists.