St Lou Fringe Artist Salon: An Invitation to Develop the Cultural Identity of St. Louis

Artist Salon DanceArt will actively imitate life at St Lou Fringe’s Artist Salon, happening June 19th, 7 – 9 pm in Downtown St. Louis. St Lou Fringe and Downtown STL, Inc. have partnered to design an artistic experience that gives patrons an opportunity to participate in the creation of a cultural voice for the St. Louis Metro Area.

For $20, guests will be lead on an urban adventure. The location of their journey is not disclosed until tickets are purchased, but the venue is in Downtown St. Louis at 812 Olive St. and was carefully selected to act as an accurate backdrop to the current social, political, and economic landscape of St. Louis’ urban center.

At The Salon, patrons will become a part of an immersive multi-disciplinary independent arts experience. Creative minds from St. Louis and around the country are intentionally paired together to develop new work in real time as onlookers meander in and out of the urban pop-up venue. The artists, working in conflicting media, have been intentionally paired, and many will be meeting for the first time; a perfect storm of inspiration and collaboration.

“This event is an amazing opportunity to showcase the innovative creativity of Downtown St. Louis,” says Missy Kelley, President & CEO of Downtown STL, Inc. “It’s an exact reflection of what happens when people come together, work together and dream together and I am truly inspired!”

Beer will be available to satiate the non-artistic needs of event attendees compliments of Salon sponsor, Schlafly.

Artist Salon marks a new partnership between St Lou Fringe and Downtown STL, Inc. One that is focused on leveraging the arts to build a cultural identity and voice that reflects the revitalization of our urban core.

St Lou Fringe bolsters cultural identity in St Louis by providing a support structure to connect independent performing arts with accessible, affordable showcase settings for audiences. Fringe showcases theatre and dance, storytelling and spoken word, burlesque and acrobatics, visual art and more in a one-of-a-kind pressure-cooker of artistic expression. St Lou Fringe has been named “Best Theatre Festival” and “Best Theatre Surprise” by the Riverfront Times, one of “Nine Intriguing US Fringe Festivals” by CNN, and one of “Fifty Essential Summer Festivals” by the New York Times. The 2016 Fringe Season runs April through August. For more information: www.stlfringe.com.

Downtown STL, Inc. serves as the catalyst for creating and promoting a vibrant Downtown – a nationally celebrated asset that attracts investment and economic activity at the hub of our region. Downtown STL, Inc. also manages the Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District (The CID) that provides enhanced services to make Downtown St. Louis a cleaner, safer and more vibrant place to live, work, shop and play.