Pick the City UP Summer Tour Kicks Off!

DSC_0075Saint Lous Story Stitchers will kick off Pick the City UP Summer Tour 2018 Saturday, July 7th at 1:00 in Chambers Park in JeffVanderLou! 

Pick the City UP Tour is about St. Louis’s urban youth and gun violence prevention.


Who’s Ready? We Ready!

Date: July 7, 2018      

Event: Tillie’s Corner Historical Project

Location: Chambers Park, 1109 N Compton Ave, St. Louis, MO 63106

Tillie’s Corner Event Time: 1:00-3:00

Performance Time: 1:00 PM                                                                                                       

Partner: Jeff-Vander-Lou Family and Community Resources and Health Fair          XXXXXXX  XXXXX                                                                                                                         XXXXXX                          Fair Event Time: 10:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Free / All ages

Pick the City UP Tour presents Saint Louis Story Stitchers unique brand of urban storytelling, featuring live hip hop, spoken word and story magic on public health issues St. Louis cares about including gun violence prevention. Pay tribute, join the fun, and make a difference.

Now in its 2nd year, the Tour stops at community centers, neighborhoods, parks, and cultural venues across St. Louis, using the arts as a catalyst for neighborhood community building.  Pick the City UP Tour is about learning ways to better love ourselves and one another. Live performances act as a catalyst for neighborhood health care resource fairs.

2018 featured artists include Howard Cox, KP Dennis, Caph Guei, Bobby Norfolk and powerful voices from the Stitchers Youth Council. STL Youth Jobs interns and Stitchers Youth Council will premiere the new Story Stitchers song, Who’s Ready? We Ready! at the show. The song, which asks peers to drop guns and register to vote, was created by Story Stitchers youth in the summer studio with Artists in Residence Britt Baker and Reggie McNichols.  Get a sneak peek here: Creating Who’s Ready?

Produced by Susan Colangelo and Joel P. E. King of JPEK CreativeWorks.   XXX XXXXXX             Executive Producer Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective.

The next tour stop is July 28, 2018 for the Demetrious Johnson Foundation’s Community Day at 724 Union Blvd; St. Louis 63108!

For the latest details visit storystitchers.org or call 314-899-9001.

Program Sponsors

The 2018 Pick the City UP Tour is presented with support from the Regional Arts Commission and with support from Missouri Foundation for Health. The Foundation is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through a combination of partnership, experience, knowledge, and funding.

The program is presented with additional program support from Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Steward Family Foundation, Yvette and John Dubinsky Family Foundation, Glore Fund of the St. Louis Community Foundation, Washington University in St. Louis, Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, STL Youth Jobs, Rome West Realty, LLC, and in collaboration with the City of St. Louis Department of Health.

Media Sponsor: KDHX