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Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective Presents Pick the City UP Tour 2018!

July 7 through August 31, 2018

The Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings youth, 16-24 years old, and artists together in documenting our community through art, word, video, and music. 

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

NOT ANOTHER ONE!

#DROPTHEGUN #KEEPTHEPEACE

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.

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. Pay tribute, join the fun, and make a difference.

2018 featured artists include Howard Cox, KP Dennis, Caph Guei, Bobby Norfolk and Stitchers Youth Council.

Produced by Susan Colangelo and Joel P. E. King of JPEK CreativeWorks.

Executive Producer Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective.

For the latest details visit http://www.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

 

Schedule of Pick the City UP Tour Events:

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                                                                                                                                          

Event Time: 10:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Free / All ages=

Date: July 28, 2018                                                                                                                                 

Event: Demetrious Johnson Foundation’s Community Day

Host: Demetrious Johnson Foundation

Location: 724 Union Blvd; St. Louis 63108

Event Time: 10:00-5:00

Performances: 10:00-4:00

Performance Time: 1:30

Free / All ages

  

Date: August 11

Host: Greater Pentecostal Church of God

Location: Gregory J Carter Park, 5800 Lillian Ave, St. Louis, MO 63120

Event Time: 10:00-4:00

Performance Time: 11:00

Free / All ages

 

Date: August 11

Event: West Side Street Feast

Host: Wellston Loop Community Alliance

Location: 1514 Hodiamont

Event Time: 12:00-3:00

Performance Time: 2:00

Free / All ages

 

Date: August 31, 2018

Event: PICK THE CITY UP TOUR FINALE!

Host: Saint Louis Story Stitchers

Location: .ZACK, 3224 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Pick the City UP Performance

Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Tickets $10 available on MetroTix.  / All ages

For the latest Tour details visit storystitchers.org.

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Teen Open Mic’s

Story Stitchers Youth Council is starting a teen open mic series and we would like to invite you to our first Teen Open Mic event of the summer Saturday, July 21st!

Participants can range from ages 13-21.

Performance pieces must be family friendly and limited to 5 minutes maximum.

There will be BBQ, snacks and beverages!!

We will also raffle off a $50 gift card (for participants only!) and Story Stitcher’s gear (open to everyone!).

Everyone is welcome to come and we look forward to seeing you there! Teen Open Mic’s are supported in part by a grant to Stitchers Youth Council from the St. Louis Mental Health Board.

Thank You!

 

Date: Saturday, July 21, 2018 

Time: 2:00-4:00

Neighborhood: Wellston Loop

Location: 1514 Hodiamont, 63112 at the corner of MLK and Hodiamont

Host Organization: Wellston Loop Community Development Corporation

If raining we will be reschedule. 

 

Date: Tuesday, July 24 

Rain or Shine!

Time: 5:00-8:00

Neighborhood: Academy/Sherman Park

Location: 724 Union Blvd., 63108

Host Organization: Demetrious Johnson Foundation

One teen will be chosen to perform in DJF’s Community Day on Saturday, July 28th!

 

Date: Tuesday, August 7

Take Back the Night, Rain or Shine!

Time: 5:00-8:00 

Neighborhood: Dutchtown

Location: Thomas Dunn Learning Center

3113 Gasconade Street, St. Louis MO 63118

Host Organization: Southside Youth Council

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SCHOOL PERFORMANCES

Bookings are available for the 2018/19 School Year. Email storystitchers@gmail.com to inquire.

 

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Interested in learning how you can support the Story Stitchers? Click on the SUPPORT tab and learn more.  

Are you a teenager who wants to learn more about the Youth Council and how you can apply to work with us?

Want to invite the  Story Stitchers to your neighborhood block party, board meeting, or event? Shout it out! We love invitations 🙂

Saint Louis Story Stitchers admits youth of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school administered programs.

At the Mel Chin exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum
At the Mel Chin exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum

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