Saint Louis Story Stitchers application for 501c3 non-profit status was approved by the IRS on December 24th, 2014. We are excited about this transition from a loosely bound artists’ collective to a legal entity that has the potential of creating a sustainable organization. As a non-profit, we can generate cultural exchange opportunities in St. Louis far into the future.
We, the artists, board members and Teen Council, have had lots of help to get the this place. We want to thank everyone who has been so supportive including the founding collective members – Denise Ward Brown, Juan William Chavez, Susan Colangelo, Jamie KP Dennis, Marilee Keys, Kiersten Torrez, John A. Wright and Sylvia Wright, the Northside Workshop, everyone who helped us at the PXSTL Grand Bazaar including our friends at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University, the Washington University Law Clinic, the Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, our SCORE counselors, the staff at the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Mission L3C Center, the Kranzberg Arts Center, and our friends and families. We are really excited about what comes next and we hope you, dear readers, will join us! We love you Saint Louis!!
Image created by Carmon Colangelo for the Story Stitchers Grand Bazaar, 2014. Map of St. Louis is from Discovering African American St. Louis: A Guide to Historic Sites, 2002 by John A. Wright