Why Support Grand Center, Inc.?

Cultural vitality is important to the economic development of a city. For over 30 years, Grand Center, Inc. has been the steward of the development and growth of Grand Center, the art and culture destination of the St. Louis region. Our mission is to support the arts, preserve a legacy and transform a neighborhood.  Like other non-profit organizations, we depend on support from the community in order to achieve our mission.

Grand Center, Inc. believes in the power of the arts to inspire individuals, to unite communities and to transform neighborhoods. It is for these reasons, that the organization has dedicated its efforts to the restoration and enrichment of the Grand Center District since 1980.

Where Your Contributions Go


Your Support Strengthens St. Louis’ Cultural and Economic Assets

Your gift helps us enrich the lives of thousands of people every year. Here are just a few examples of how your support helps to make a difference in the work we do:

Your gift helps us… provide places for the arts to flourish.
With your support we are able to provide below-market rents to small and mid-size arts organizations who are the tenants of the Grandel Theater and the Kranzberg Arts Center, thus ensuring they have access to professionally equipped theaters, performance spaces and education facilities to showcase their work.

Your gift helps us… create cultural experiences for the entire community.
Two of our signature events include the annual Dancing in the Street Festival, which is offered free to the community, and First Night® in Grand Center, which is offered at a modest admission fee. Both of these events provide access to a wide-range of cultural experiences that many people would not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy.

Your gift helps us… preserve a legacy for the next generation.


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