“Lost Library” by Stan Strembicki is on view at the High Low Gallery from September 3rd – October 16th. Photographing destroyed books in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Strembicki’s “The Lost Library” draws parallels to the decay of knowledge, history, and culture amidst the storm and the effects of the hurricane on both the city of New Orleans and the flooded libraries. Gallery visits are available by appointment only and COVID-19 mitigation policies in place. Learn more here. 🖼️

You can now reserve your FREE tickets to view the Fall/Winter exhibitions at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis! Starting September 3rd, visitors will be able to view the new exhibitions, featuring a survey of paintings by Shara Hughes, her first major solo museum show in the US; a selection of three decades of ceramic sculpture by Kathy Butterly; a site-specific photo-based installation by Farah Al Qasimi on the 60-foot-long Project Wall; and two recent digital animation videos by Lorna Simpson, projected on CAM’s facade as part of Street Views. Reserve your free tickets today! 🖌️

Grand Center Inc. invites you to join them under the Big Top on October 1st for their annual Grand Center Gala! This year they are celebrating 40 years of making Grand Center Arts District a vibrant and inspiring destination. The evening will feature performances by Anita Jackson, as well as a live and silent auction. Tickets can be purchased online here. 🎪

The Sheldon invites you to join them for Picnics on the Plaza, a casual outdoor concert series located at the Steward Family Plaza! Enjoy live music by some of St. Louis’ best musicians while enjoying a boxed picnic dinner and drinks at socially distanced tables of 2-4 people. This three-show series kicks off on September 17th with Uncle Albert. Tickets can be purchased here.  🎤

You still have time to purchase your Music at the Intersection tickets! This three-day festival runs September 10-12, 2021, and will celebrate St. Louis’s rich and diverse musical heritage. From Jazz to Blues, Soul to Hip Hop, and everything in between. This festival will highlight over 60 acts on six world-renowned stages over three days throughout Grand Center’s Arts District. Mask up and get your tickets today! 🎵

The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra’s Fall 2021 season kicks off this month!  The classical season opens with performances of Banner by Jessie Montgomery, Dance by Anna Clyne, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, and many more! See a full line-up of the in-person and digital performances here. 🎻

Sophie’s Artist Lounge is back! The Grand Opening at the new location, 3333 Washington Avenue, is happening on October 1st, 2021! Until then, Sophie’s will be open this Friday and Saturday for soft-launch events. Sophie’s Artist Lounge will feature a creative cocktail-focused menu, a Street Art and Mural Gallery, and nightly DJ Residencies by some of St. Louis’ greatest tastemakers! More information about Sophie’s and the soft-launch events can be found here. 🍸

The Big Muddy Dance Fest kicks off on September 17th! This three-day festival includes both online and in-person classes, workshops, a vendor fair, performances, and more! Learn more and purchase tickets here. 💃

Get out and explore the District on September 11th. In partnership with the Missouri Historical Society, the Grand Center Music History tour is led by experienced guides. This tour will bring fascinating stories to light as it introduces you to the musicians, venues, and moments that have left their mark on Grand Center—as well as some lesser-known stories too. Join us for a high-energy tour that just might break into a dance party at any second. 🧭