Whether you have made a resolution, a personal goal, a promise, or just want to get out there and try something new in 2019 – Grand Center Arts District is the place to enhance your personal experience with the arts. From classes and workshops to impressive new exhibitions and shows, all ages can discover something new at dozens of organizations District-wide.

Folk School at KDHX

Take a class or workshop.

Kids and adults can explore areas of interest or fine-tune a new hobby by taking advantage of dozens of lectures, lessons, jams, and more.

The Folk School at KDHX offers private lessons, workshops and jam sessions so you can explore your musical taste with some of the city’s best musicians as your guide.

Kranzberg Arts Center and Craft Alliance know the importance of the arts, and their classes are sure to target even your most obscure interest. Metalwork, anyone?

Metro Theatre Company specializes in the creative potential of students of all ages and focuses on unique learning opportunities for kids, teens, and families with community-building in mind.

Creative Exchange Lab offers those with an interest or career in architecture and design a place to take part in workshops, lectures, and connect with a community of like-minded creatives. Flexible membership options and public events are available.

Craft Alliance

Sway to a new musical genre.

You may already be an SLSO fanatic, but have you heard the tribute to Mozart by the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis? Or jammed to bluegrass at KDHX? See where the music takes you this year:

The Chamber Music Society of St. Louis is in the middle of their 2018-19 season and boasts exceptional emerging chamber music performers and ensembles. In addition, Master Classes are available to St. Louis area students to perform solo and chamber works guided by CMSSL artists.

KDHX is the home of St. Louis music and it’s no surprise that they keep their calendar filled to the brim with unique musical excursions to satisfy your palette. If you’ve ever wanted to discover a new genre or educate yourself on the best of best in local acts – start here.

Based in Grand Center Arts District, the Gateway Men’s Chorus and Bach Society of Saint Louis annually present concert seasons that present a breadth of classical and contemporary works.

If you’ve managed to visit our District and NOT hear any jazz, the upcoming Winter Jazz Festival at The Grandel is your chance to dive right in. This year, internationally acclaimed artists will join talented locals for an extravaganza that’s not to be missed.  

Big Muddy Dance Company

Get Moving.

Getting out and about is easy when it’s surrounded by beauty, is kid-friendly, or provides you with a unique way to get in a workout. Put those sneakers on!

Switch up your workout at The Big Muddy Dance Company where those interested in all aspects of physical movement have the opportunity to work alongside professional dancers in areas like ballet, dance fitness, pilates, and jazz.

Get the kiddos out of the house this winter while introducing them to the world of art in an environment made to nurture their curiousity. The Contemporary Art Museum hosts a Stroller Tour/Morning Playdate around the second Saturday of the month, giving parents and kids the opportunity to experience art – and meet new friends.

Pulitzer Arts Foundation specializes in unique ways to interact with the art that surrounds us and their Wellness Series is an opportunity to enjoy interactive activities like yoga, meditation, and more. The upcoming Healing Touch and Sacred Geometry will focus on ways to support physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health, inviting participants to learn methods of healing touch.

Here, tours are in abundance giving you the opportunity to explore behind the scenes of Grand Center Art’s Districts most beautiful places. Grab a friend and take a tour at The Fabulous Fox, The Sheldon, Powell Hall, or one of our many museums and galleries.

Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt. Photo courtesy of Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

See what’s new.

From analyzing destruction in ancient Egypt at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation to the opening of James Beard Award-nominated chef Rob Connoley’s new foraged eatery, Bulrush, 2019 will bring a fresh roster of action to Grand Center Arts District:

French Conductor Stéphane Denève takes the helm of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for the 2019-20 season and promises to build musical momentum with thoughtful and wide-ranging programmatic selections that will refresh the passion of even the most die-hard SLSO fanatic.

In dedication to his affection for foraging and crafting mouthwatering dishes inspired by Missouri’s Ozarks, Chef Rob Connoley is set to welcome Bulrush at 3307 Washington Ave. in early 2019. Here, the kitchen will be located in the middle of the space with seating surrounding which will allow guests to have a more intimate experience with those that are creating the food.

Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s newly announced literary arts venue, The High Low, offers a home for professional and emerging writers by way of workspace, workshops, lectures, classes, and a first-floor cafe that will be open to the public. Opening dates and plans are to be announced soon.

Catalyst Conversations is an exciting new series of casual discussions – some playful, some serious, but all engaging and thought-provoking. Head to A&E’s Catalyst Innovation Lab, a “living room for the arts” on the ground floor of the Centene Center for the Arts and check one out.

Following their record-breaking attendance of 2018 – and international accolades galore – the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and Contemporary Art Museum will dive into very different mediums for their inaugural 2019 exhibitions. While the Pulitzer will focus on the destruction of objects for Striking Power: Iconoclasm in Ancient Egypt, CAM will present Christine Corday’s first solo show exhibited inside a museum for RELATIVE POINTS.