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Upcoming events

05
Aug
2021

08-05-2021

Thursday night gets a little more bluesy with Jake Curtis Blues Band.

For more information, email Evelyn Hammerstone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

06
Aug
2021

08-06-2021

The Foundry Art Centre is excited to offer a unique Summer Art Camp where art and activities encourage creative collaboration, develop artistic skills, and present innovative ways art impacts the world! A green theme will promote eco-art and engage creative expression focused on reducing, reusing, and recycling. Register by March 20th for a waived registration fee.

Students K-8th grade will discover inspiration along the Katy trail through the Foundry’s exhibitions in photography, painting, and installation this summer. Campers will enjoy painting outside, planting a butterfly garden, and creating a giant mural of plastic bottle caps! In addition to collaborative projects they’ll enjoy making individual works of art to take home and share with family and friends. Camper’s will work on their very own clay projects, painting, sculpting, printmaking and more! They will display their artwork at the end of each session in an Art Exhibit. Sign up today and help your child discover their artistic voice!

The Foundry’s week-long, full-day Art Camps are taught by experienced art teachers that foster self-expression through social and environmental engagements. A small classroom with student-teacher ratio of 1:15 helps cultivate a classroom of trust and artistic development. Students will be divided based on age and all materials are provided. Registration includes a camp t-shirt and exciting sessions of climbing and team building at Climb So iLL! Protocols for COVID, including mask-wearing and hand washing that are currently practiced by area schools will keep each camper and their families safe this summer.

REGISTER NOW!

For more information, email Jenny Kettler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://foundryartcentre.org/art-camp

06
Aug
2021

Workshops in Mountain Dulcimer and Hammered dulcimer, Autoharp and Ukelele Friday and Saturday, followed by evening concerts at 7:00pm. Featuring Mike Anderson, Joe Collins and Lorinda Jones on Mountain Dulcimer; Janis Huff, Rick Thum and Mark Alan Wade on Hammered Dulcimer; Debbie Porter on Mountain dulcimer and Ukelele; Karen Daniels on Autoharp and Danny Shepherd on Percussion.

For more information, go to www.gatewaydulcimer.org

06
Aug
2021

Citra Fitness & Movement is hosting a blood drive in their studio because what's more badass than a blood drive?

Post-donation snacks and drinks provided by local businesses. All donors can sign up to win a free class at Citra Fitness & Movement as well as other prizes from local businesses.

For more information, email Nicole Coglianese at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

06
Aug
2021

08-06-2021

Rotating surprise musical guests every Friday at happy hour for Honky Tonk Happy Hour!

For more information, email Evelyn Hammerstone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

06
Aug
2021

08-06-2021

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS OPEN AT THE FOUNDRY ART CENTRE

June 4 – August 22, 2021

The Foundry Art Centre is pleased to announce the opening of three solo photography exhibitions. David Johnson’s It Can Be This Way Always, Destiny Mata’s The Way We Were, and Bridget Murphy Milligan’s Wondertales: The Imprint of Child’s Play.

It Can Be This Way Always documents David Johnson’s ongoing, 13-year photo series of the Kerrville Folk Festival in Central Texas – an annual 18-day event that has been in existence since 1972. Johnson’s large-format photographs capture a distinctive subculture that emerges within an isolated 5-acre ranch through portraits of the festival-goers and the Texas Hill Country.

Destiny Mata’s The Way We Were showcases the underground punk scene of the outer boroughs of New York, specifically Punx of Color, whose shows are held to help financially support the fight for civil justice. In an ever-changing world, these photographs recall a not-so-distant past when the underground punk scene was alive and well and living in color.

Through fanciful color photographs, Bridget Murphy Milligan’s Wondertales: The Imprint of Child’s Play celebrates the spirit and complexity of childhood, investigating the inventive play and uninhibited curiously of children. The compositions offer inspiration for the viewer to reconnect with their inner child, recalling early childhood memories and experiences that leave permanent imprints on the consciousness.

“There is a fascinating connection between these three exhibitions,” explains Sean FitzGibbons, Executive Director of the Foundry Art Centre, “Mata’s The Way We Were and Johnson’s It Can Be This Way Always both document events centered on live music. Each music scene may be about as regionally different as you can get, from the urban landscape of New York to the rural camp grounds of the Texas Hill Country; however, there are immediate similarities showcased within the shared sense of community built around the love of music. Murphy Milligan’s images present a wonderful foundation as her work highlights the childlike sense of imagination that ties all three exhibitions together.” 

Exhibitions open June 4th with an opening reception from 5-8pm. Exhibitions at the Foundry are free and open to the public. Social distancing and mask wearing is enforced. For more information, please visit us at https://foundryartcentre.org or email Jessica Mannisi, Art & Exhibitions Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About the Foundry Art Centre

As a vibrant home to the arts, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and appreciation of the arts throughout the region. Alive with activity, the Centre’s programming reinforces the importance of the arts and helps ensure that arts and culture remain vital. Artists, patrons, young people and the community at large continually find new ways to interact at this unique facility.

06
Aug
2021

The So Grand Polka Band is a new group of seasoned musicians formed in the middle of 2019. They have performed at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Oktoberfest, the Urban Chestnut Brewery’s Oktoberfest and also the Tick Tock Tavern’s Festivus. They play polkas and waltzes in a unique style that defies the usual standards of instrumentation while still meeting the required features of a classic polka band. The band leader Jess Adkins has written several catchy original pieces, and plays accordion, xylophone, glockenspiel and the occasional woodwind.

For more information, email Ryan Koenig at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

06
Aug
2021

08-06-2021

August 6, 2021, 5-8pm

The Foundry Art Centre proudly presents the next installment of its First Friday Series August 6th, 5-8pm. On the first Friday of each month, join the FAC and celebrate the arts. The FAC will be open for extended hours through 8pm for visitors to spend time in the galleries, meet resident studio artists, engage with the community, and enjoy a wide array of art programming, entertainment, and special events.

In the Grand Hall, artists of all ages will have the opportunity to create with hands-on activities that include all things Punk Rock, inspired by artist Destiny Mata’s exhibition The Way We Were. Explore your inner punk musician at the “Create Your Own Gig Poster” station, “Color Me Punk” coloring pages will be available for the younger crowd, and printmaking art projects will be available. All activities will be available for free to the public. 

Solo Folk/Blues artist Monkh will perform a free concert from 6-7:30pm, with a cash bar on hand for refreshments. Exhibitions by David Johnson, Destiny Mata, and Bridget Murphy Milligan continue in the Main Galleries, and Foundry Studio Artist Jim Carlson’s exhibition Fantastic Vessels continues in the Ameristar Gallery.

“Everyone at the Foundry Art Centre is excited to host First Friday Open Houses,” explained Sean FitzGibbons, the Foundry Art Centre’s Executive Director. “Hosting these open houses every First Friday is a new way forward for the FAC, and it aligns perfectly with our mission of being a resource for art and creativity to our community.”   

Events & exhibitions at the Foundry Art Centre are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit us at https://foundryartcentre.org or email Jessica Mannisi, Art & Exhibitions Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About the Foundry Art Centre

As a vibrant home to the arts, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and appreciation of the arts throughout the region. Alive with activity, the Centre’s programming reinforces the importance of the arts and helps ensure that arts and culture remain vital. Artists, patrons, young people and the community at large continually find new ways to interact at this unique facility.

06
Aug
2021

08-06-2021

Watch the windmill twirl while enjoying an evening of food, drinks and live music in the Biergarten. Happy hour 5-7. Lucky Dan and Naked Mike hit the stage at 6:30!

For more information, email Anne S. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

06
Aug
2021

Featuring Karen Daniels on Autoharp, Janis Huff and Mark Alan Wade on Hammered Dulcimer, Lorinda Jones on Mountain Dulcimer, and Danny Shepard on Percussion Instruments.

Tickets are $10 per person.

For more information, email Bobbie Peduzzi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

06
Aug
2021

STAGES St. Louis presents the touching and true story of country music legend Patsy Cline and her friendship with Texas housewife Louise Seger. Told through the heartfelt and hilarious memories of Louise, ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE is an endearing tale that combines down home humor, unbridled heartache and 27 of Patsy’s unforgettable hits such as “Crazy” and “Sweet Dreams.”

Written and Originally Directed by Ted Swindley.

Based on a true story.

For more information, email Brett Murray at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

06
Aug
2021

08-06-2021

Friday night with Melissa Neels at Hammerstone's @ 9th and Russell is were you want to be!

For more information, email Evelyn Hammerstone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

07
Aug
2021

History comes alive in historic Ste. Genevieve on Saturdays. Beginning in April, enjoy “Hands-On History” presentations, demonstrations, music, and craft activities at historic sites. Take a free walking tour and learn about fascinating aspects of historic Ste. Genevieve. Enjoy the ambiance created by costumed strollers and various musicians and crafters on hand to greet visitors. Kids can try throwing a tomahawk, "shop" in a vintage store, or "attend" a French school. Come interact with these special presenters!

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://www.VisitSteGen.com

07
Aug
2021

08-07-2021

Landmarks Downtown St. Louis Walking Tours: History, Culture, Architecture and Exercise: What could be better on a Saturday morning?

Explore the fascinating history, culture and architectural legacy of Downtown St. Louis from the city's founding through its current development. We offer two regularly-scheduled tours on Saturdays at 10 am from June 19 to October 30.

Tours are limited to 10 people and last about 2 and a half hours, covering about two miles at a leisurely pace. Tickets are $10 and are available on our website (children under 12 are free).

EAST TOUR: Explore the architectural legacy of the heart of the city. From the bustling Riverfront of the French-America entrepreneurs to the skyscrapers of the 20th century, you'll find famous architectural and engineering marvels, including these highlights: Old Courthouse | Old Cathedral | Eads Bridge | Gateway Arch | Old Post Office | Wainwright Building

WEST TOUR: St. Louis' grandest public buildings are a testament to the city's ambitions during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Explore their history, architectural significance and how they changed the area from blighted to monumental, including these highlights: Union Station | Stifel Theatre | Central Library | City Hall | Campbell House | Soldiers Memorial

Purchase Tickets in advance at: https://LandmarksTours-STL.org 

#LandmarksToursSTL

For more information, email Ilissa Staadeker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

07
Aug
2021

08-07-2021
Online

This week's Saturday Session is hosted by Neil Salsich! Join Neil for a workshop on Western Swing.

Saturday Sessions are short workshops offered each Saturday at 11:00 AM on the Folk School Facebook page. Saturday Sessions features instructors from across the country offering instrument, vocal, and dance workshops. Free to join in, no Facebook account necessary.

Sponsored by the Missouri Arts Council.

Workshop Description: It's easier than you think to start cookin' on a Western Swing tune. Join instructor Neil Salsich as he shows you the basics of Western Swing guitar. Rhythm playing has never been this much fun!

07
Aug
2021

08-07-2021

To Fill Your Cup is a dance performance produced by Laura Roth, a 30-minute feel-good escape, and an exploration of all things uplifting.  With 4 chances to watch (1:00pm, 3:00pm, 6:00pm, and 8:00pm), this is an exciting return to live dance after what was (and still is) a tumultuous time for all of us. The dance works will run the gamut from calm and soothing to goofy and upbeat, and, hopefully, as the show goes on, you'll get the chance to lose yourself in some feel-good movement. Tickets are donation-based with a suggested donation of $10; all additional donations go directly to the artists' compensation. Visit https://to-fill-your-cup.eventbrite.com to reserve your tickets! For audience and dancer safety, we will be requiring masks and will be distancing seating by party.

For more information, email Laura Roth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

07
Aug
2021

08-07-2021

Saturday afternoon is more fun spent at Hammerstone's with Nate and his band!

For more information, email Evelyn Hammerstone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

07
Aug
2021

Performing: MZ. SHA & HER KA'SHA BAND.

This is an outdoor, live music series in the downtown MX District. Come support local musicians at a safe, socially distant, mask-required and clean location. Bring your own chair!

On the corner of Washington Ave. & 6th St. 

A special thank you to our wonderful sponsors: the National Blues Museum, Ameren Missouri, PNC Bank, National Endowment for the Arts and Urban Chestnut Brewing Company.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

http://nationalbluesmuseum.org

07
Aug
2021

Enjoy a Saturday evening in St. Louis City at Alpha Brewing in the Heart of Tower Grove South as singer-songwriter Kevin Gruen performs his spin on only the greatest funk, soul & rock n' roll classics, along with an array of original songs!

For more information, email Kevin Gruen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

07
Aug
2021

08-07-2021

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITIONS OPEN AT THE FOUNDRY ART CENTRE

June 4 – August 22, 2021

The Foundry Art Centre is pleased to announce the opening of three solo photography exhibitions. David Johnson’s It Can Be This Way Always, Destiny Mata’s The Way We Were, and Bridget Murphy Milligan’s Wondertales: The Imprint of Child’s Play.

It Can Be This Way Always documents David Johnson’s ongoing, 13-year photo series of the Kerrville Folk Festival in Central Texas – an annual 18-day event that has been in existence since 1972. Johnson’s large-format photographs capture a distinctive subculture that emerges within an isolated 5-acre ranch through portraits of the festival-goers and the Texas Hill Country.

Destiny Mata’s The Way We Were showcases the underground punk scene of the outer boroughs of New York, specifically Punx of Color, whose shows are held to help financially support the fight for civil justice. In an ever-changing world, these photographs recall a not-so-distant past when the underground punk scene was alive and well and living in color.

Through fanciful color photographs, Bridget Murphy Milligan’s Wondertales: The Imprint of Child’s Play celebrates the spirit and complexity of childhood, investigating the inventive play and uninhibited curiously of children. The compositions offer inspiration for the viewer to reconnect with their inner child, recalling early childhood memories and experiences that leave permanent imprints on the consciousness.

“There is a fascinating connection between these three exhibitions,” explains Sean FitzGibbons, Executive Director of the Foundry Art Centre, “Mata’s The Way We Were and Johnson’s It Can Be This Way Always both document events centered on live music. Each music scene may be about as regionally different as you can get, from the urban landscape of New York to the rural camp grounds of the Texas Hill Country; however, there are immediate similarities showcased within the shared sense of community built around the love of music. Murphy Milligan’s images present a wonderful foundation as her work highlights the childlike sense of imagination that ties all three exhibitions together.” 

Exhibitions open June 4th with an opening reception from 5-8pm. Exhibitions at the Foundry are free and open to the public. Social distancing and mask wearing is enforced. For more information, please visit us at https://foundryartcentre.org or email Jessica Mannisi, Art & Exhibitions Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About the Foundry Art Centre

As a vibrant home to the arts, the Foundry Art Centre raises awareness and appreciation of the arts throughout the region. Alive with activity, the Centre’s programming reinforces the importance of the arts and helps ensure that arts and culture remain vital. Artists, patrons, young people and the community at large continually find new ways to interact at this unique facility.