Fox Parking Garage
Demolition began this week on the Washington Blvd. site of the future $9 million parking garage being built by the Fox Associates, across from the historic Fox Theatre. BSI Constructors anticipates a spring 2017 completion. Bookmark Grand Center’s Construction Updates webpage to for the latest news on all the District’s construction projects, alternative routes around traffic interruptions and alternate parking options.
ANEW Rooftop and Test Kitchen opens inside Big Brothers Big Sisters building
ANEW Rooftop and Test Kitchen will open October 3 inside the Big Brothers Big Sisters Building at 501 N. Grand Blvd. The rooftop restaurant and event space and first-floor test kitchen, which will serve breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday, marks the completion of a project years in the making. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri President and Chief Executive Officer Rebecca (Becky) J. Hatter hopes that ANEW will serve as a community gathering spot for people across the region to come together and enjoy great food and drink against the stunning backdrop of Grand Center.
First Resident Organizations announced for .ZACK Performing Arts Incubator
The Kranzberg Arts Foundation continues its mission to invest in the infrastructure and systems needed to support local artists and community arts organizations with the announcement of the nine performing arts organizations that will join the new .ZACK Performing Arts Incubator program. Artists for a Cause, Consuming Kinetics Dance Company, Ignite Theatre Company, Insight Theatre Company, R-S Theatrics, Specdrum, Tennessee Williams Festival, Tesseract Theatre, Theatre Lab, and Harvey Lockhart's "Heal Center for the Arts" will share .ZACK's 200-seat theater, a co-op office space, scene shop and storage area. We look forward to welcoming these new neighbors later this fall.
The Nine Network Grabs 11 Regional Emmy Nominations
The Nine Network received Emmy® nominations from the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, including nominations for the “Overall Excellence” station category and the “Community Service” category for American Graduate. Congratulations to the outstanding Nine producers and staff involved in this well-deserved recognition. Anne-Marie Berger, Andrea Coates, Anne Davis, Jack Galmiche, Brian Holder, Jim Kirchherr, Patrick Murphy, Frank Popper, Kent Samul, Amy Shaw, Michelle Whaley, and Shelly Williams all received nominations.
See the full list of nominated segments here.
Scott Giffen joins Grand Center staff
Grand Center, Inc. is pleased to welcome Scott Giffen to our staff as Vice President of Development. A seventeen year certified fundraising executive (CFRE) for the arts, Scott began his career in St. louis and specializes in major gifts, annual fund and corporate partnerships. Recently, he helped create a nationally recognized and unique multi-partner funding initiative - the Springfield (MO) Arts Collaborative. With a Business major and Music minor degree from Greenville College and in the final hours of a Master's in Arts Administration from Drexel University, he is thrilled to be back in St. Louis supporting the arts.
St. Lou Fringe Fest: Celebrating 5 Years in Grand Center
August 19–27 | Throughout Grand Center
The 2016 Fringe Festival will mark the first official St Lou Fringe event with new executive director Matthew Kerns at the helm and promises “a ton of new stuff.” This year’s event will feature 109 performances by 33 different producers in seven venues including Microtheater events at Urban Chestnut, live 20-minute shows performed in an intimate setting for a maximum of 13 audience members per show. In addition, Fringe Family returns with a more structured, indoor programing model. See the full Festival line-up here.
New Tune Tuesdays
Tuesday, August 23 | The Dark Room
Stop by The Dark Room on Tuesday, August 23 at 8PM to hear new original works by local artists or have your original work played by some of the area’s best during the weekly New Tune Tuesday event. Hosted by pianist Adam Maness, and featuring a rotating roster of the best bassists and drummers in St. Louis, New Tune Tuesday is an ongoing workshop which gives jazz and pop musicians an opportunty to play their new compositions with a top-notch rhythm section.
What does “Home” mean to you?
Through October 15 | Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Explore the meaning of “Home” and how it relates to the human experience at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation now through October 15. Get a new perspective on household items with “The Ordinary Must Not Be Dull: Claes Oldenburg’s Soft Sculptures.” Enjoy the artistry of everyday items elevated to works art in ““Exquisite Everyday: 18th Century Decorative Arts Objects from the J. Paul Getty Museum” and the beauty that can found in an abandoned building “raumlaborberlin: 4562 Enright Avenue.”