Citygarden is an urban park and sculpture garden in St. Louis, Missouri owned by the City of St. Louis but maintained by the Gateway Foundation. It is located between Eighth, Tenth, Market, and Chestnut streets, in the city's "Gateway Mall" area. Before being converted to a garden and park, the site comprised two empty blocks of grass. Citygarden was dedicated on June 30, 2009, and opened one day later, on July 1, 2009.Citygarden is 2.9acre in size—occupying two square city blocks—and cost US$30 million to develop. St. Louis' Gateway Foundation, a not-for-profit organization supporting public art, funded the design and construction of the garden. While the city owns the land on which Citygarden was developed, the foundation owns the statues and covers all park maintenance costs except water and electricity. The Gateway Foundation is also in charge of providing additional security for the garden.There is no admission fee for visitors of Citygarden, which is located close to St. Louis' Gateway Arch and Busch Stadium. The park is open year-round and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.HistoryPublic art is not new to the Gateway Mall. In 1940, a large Carl Milles work was installed outside St. Louis Union Station. This later became one end of the mall when it was created in the 1960s, with the Gateway Arch on the other end. In 1982, Richard Serra's Twain—a sculpture comprising eight large plates of weathering steel—was installed on the 1.14acre block immediately west of Citygarden, creating Serra Sculpture Park.
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St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame MuseumDistance: 0.5 miCompetitive Analysis 601 Clark Ave St. Louis, MO 63102
The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum is a team hall of fame located in downtown St. Louis, Missouri, representing the history, players and personnel of the professional baseball franchise St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB). It is housed within Ballpark Village, a mixed-use development and adjunct of Busch Stadium, the home stadium of the Cardinals. 34 members have been enshrined within the Cardinals Hall of Fame.HistoryThe St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum was originally located in downtown St. Louis in the same building as the International Bowling Museum and the World Bowling Writers (WBW) International Bowling Hall of Fame, near the site of the old Busch Stadium and the new Busch Stadium. The International Bowling Museum closed its St. Louis site in November 2008 and moved to Arlington, Texas.The Cardinals Hall of Fame likewise closed when the Bowling Museum moved and suspended public operations. However, the museum staff designed a new hall of fame and museum. The Cardinals moved the museum to the St. Louis Ballpark Village, which is located across Clark Street from Busch Stadium and opened in 2014. The new facility was constructed within the Cardinals Hall of Fame and Museum and Cardinal Nation Restaurant in Ballpark Village.
In search of a better life, Pete and Sofia Panopoulos with their 3 sons, Lou 10, Trifon 9, and Jim 3, left Greece and arrived in the U.S. on September 6, 1966.
Pete found a job at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel as a banquet waiter while Sofia worked as a seamstress at a downtown factory. The boys not only went to school but also worked odd jobs to help support the family once they were teens.
Trifon eventually became a manager in the restaurant business. After several years of long hours working for someone else, he decided to open his own place. Trifon partnered with Chris Dubis. Together the partners remodeled and opened Missouri Bar and Grille on February 14,1983. A few years after the original opening of the bar, Trifon became sole owner updating the name to "The NEW Missouri Bar & Grille”. Being located near the Post Dispatch and other thriving downtown businesses,The New Missouri Bar & Grille became a popular watering hole for reporters, newsmen and local bigwigs as well as many "average joes" of St. Louis.
Trifon spent his days doing all that he could to please his customers by treating every person as though they were part of his family. Before too long, the bar known as "The New Missouri Bar & Grille” became affectionately known to all who patronize it as "MoBar". It is without a doubt that Trifon's huge heart was the reason MoBar became his second home and the second home of many more St. Louisans.
To our old and new friends alike , WELCOME BACK! With the love of our brother we welcome you to our "MO BAR" family.
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The World Aquarium is an interactive animal exhibition, conservation research center, and animal sanctuary located in Laclede's Landing, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Some highlights of the child-centered exhibition are being able to feed and touch many animals. The museum allows general admission, school tours and behind-the-scenes tours.The aquarium houses a variety of animals such as sharks, rays, turtles, parrots, marsh turtles, otter, snakes, alligator, crocodile and sloth. The displays are located on 2 levels, one with large fish in large displays and the other level with filled with smaller displays designed for child-centered experiences.According to the curator, the mission of World Aquarium is to increase the knowledge of aquatic life and environments, to enable people to conserve the world of water, and to provide leadership for the preservation and sustainable use of aquatic resources globally.The aquarium depends heavily on its volunteers and donations. Some volunteers have been working for five years or more. The aquarium which has been open for more than 23 years, reopened in a historic building near the Mississippi Riverfront in 2016, after a short hiatus to allow for a move from its previous location at City Museum.
The Des Lee Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition Two Sides of a 45: Lisha Bai, J. Michael Deane, and Jane Fox Hipple. The works of these featured artists are tethered to each other loosely through geometry and a straightforward manipulation of materials and images. All three artists are alumni of Washington University in St. Louis, and are currently based across the country.
Two Sides of a 45 is a purposefully misleading title, as there are not just two different perspectives represented. An interesting dialogue is created when the work of one artist is placed within proximity of another artist’s work, especially when the artists are not expressively explicit in their content. For instance, when Deane’s work is juxtaposed against Bai’s, it can prompt a different “read” than when it is viewed next to Hipple’s work. The title poetically references a 45 rpm vinyl record, a 45° degree angle, and a .45 caliber pistol.
Gallery hours for this exhibition will be Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 1-6pm and by appointment.
Bai earned her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2001 and her MFA from Yale University in 2004. She was awarded a Terra Foundation for American Art Fellowship in Giverny, France, in 2004 and received the S.J. Wallace Truman Fund Award from the National Academy in New York in 2008. She has exhibited work in a variety of venues, including the National Academy, Smith-Stewart at Krut Projects, Regina Rex, and fordPROJECT (all New York); Jolie Laide (Philadelphia); and Franklin Art Works (Minneapolis). Bai lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y.
J. Michael Deane
Deane earned his BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design in 1999 and his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2002. He has exhibited at Mount St. Mary’s College (Los Angeles); Krowswork and Hatch Gallery (both in Oakland, Calif.); the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery; and White Flag Projects and PSTL Gallery (both in St. Louis). Deane lives and works in Berkeley, Calif.
Jane Fox Hipple
Hipple earned her BFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2004 and her MFA from Tulane University in 2008. She also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2009. Her most recent exhibitions were at DODGEgallery (New York), Rebekah Templeton Contemporary Art (Philadelphia), and the Boston Center for the Arts. She also has exhibited at St. Cecilia’s Convent (Brooklyn, N.Y.), SamsØn (Boston), and The Green Project (New Orleans). Hipple lives and works in Montgomery, Ala.
The Polar Express Train Ride At St. Louis Union StationDistance: 0.3 miCompetitive Analysis 1820 Market Street St. Louis, MO 63103
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The Artica festival is unlike any other festival in St. Louis. From the unique post-industrial setting to the interactive nature of the event, Artica lives and breathes creativity and innovation. We have taken a very unconventional space that is decaying and ignored and turned it into a playground for artists and participants of all ages. Every person who attends must interact in some way... simply getting to the event requires interaction with the landscape and its history. There is no vending, nothing to be bought or sold. We are not selling you funnel cakes and beer; we are providing you a canvas for self expression. People come out and camp for days to further immerse themselves in the event taking food and other parts of everyday life and making it part of the creative experience, by cooking as performance for example. There are no limitations on what a person can experience or express, barring illegal or unsafe activity. The event has been created with the simple hope of engaging our community to create using whatever is at their disposal. Many people who attend Artica are not artists, they are not unconventional people or radical thinkers, yet they come to the event and find a place filled with all manors of people and projects from marching bands to yogis to fire performers to engineers. From this there is a sense of real unity and a challenge to think of each person as a part of ones community. No matter a person’s artistic ability they are encouraged to create something, anything, even if it is a boat made from a cantaloupe with a straw mooring and a hanky sail to carry in the Boat of Dreams parade and release onto the river. Seasoned artists are challenged to do something interactive when they may only usually do oil on canvas or clay sculptures. Through the artistic expression and inclusion that takes place at Artica each participant, volunteer, artist and community member is challenged and inspired by the small parts of the whole.
The mission of Artica is to inspire the people of the St. Louis metropolitan area to celebrate their unity and diversity, build community and develop a sense of respect for themselves and their surroundings by providing opportunities for creative self-expression and communication. Artica accomplishes this by creating an annual arts festival focused on interactivity and participation that is free to all and open to the public. There is no vending or selling at the event. Therefore there are no economic limitations on who can attend. Artica creates a space that fosters the sharing of ideas and of the free exchange of each contributor's chosen art form. Every individual is encouraged and enabled to create art or to interact in artistic projects. This creates a sense of community, expands individual boundaries, and allows those who wouldn't consider themselves artists or creators to experience artistic expression via unconventional outlets. The festival certainly brings together people from different backgrounds, whether it be religious, ethnic or socio-economic, and allows them to find a common ground and interest among their differences. Every person who attends the event must interact with the landscape and the area's physical elements. That is how Artica lives its mission each year. Our long range goals are to continue providing this space and event with greater collaboration from our community. We are on our way.
At the core of the TEDx program are its fearless volunteer organizers in almost every corner of the world—Germany, Sudan, Qatar, China, India, Brazil, the United States and more—devoted to changing the world through events centered on ideas important to their community, and the world at large.
Over 4500 events have happened all over the world since the launch of the program in March 2009.
We’re joining forces with the official TEDWomen event in Monterrey to continue the TED tradition of ideas worth spreading. This year’s theme, MOMENTUM, provides the opportunity for groundbreaking TEDx talks that we can share with St. Louis and with the world.
Tickets and VIP Packages are available beginning April 6 at TEDxStLouis.com.
Kiel Auditorium was an indoor arena located in St. Louis, Missouri. It was the home of the St. Louis University basketball team and hosted the NBA's St. Louis Hawks, from 1955 to 1968.The arena, completed in 1934, at a cost of $6 million, seated 9,300. It was originally named the Municipal Auditorium, but was renamed in honor of former St. Louis Mayor Henry Kiel in 1943. A unique feature of the auditorium was that it was split into two; the front of the building was the Kiel Opera House. It was possible to use both sides at once as the stages were back to back. President Harry Truman gave a speech there in which both sides were opened to see his speech.In 1955, the auditorium was also the venue for the second international conference of Alcoholics Anonymous, which established the service conference structure for the movement.Kiel Auditorium played host to a variety of concerts and wrestling events, from the 1950s, until its closure in 1991. In 1983, it was the host of the Miss Universe Pageant. From the 1950s until the 1970s, the Kiel Auditorium was behind only Madison Square Garden as North America's most famous wrestling arena, hosting three NWA World Heavyweight Championship title changes from 1959 until 1986. The most notable wrestling event that took place at the Kiel Auditorium was WCW's premier event, Starrcade 1990. The building was demolished in 1992, but not before hosting the Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball tournament the preceding year.