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Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ Peace in the Prairie supports the creation and public presentation of a new conceptual work of art exploring the juxtaposition of violence experienced predominantly by African American residents in St. Louis’s urban environment and the peacefulness of Missouri’s natural prairie landscapes.

The project delves deeply into the exploration of the physical characteristics of the state of Missouri and possible effects of expanded knowledge of those geographic landscapes on its people. The project explores the concepts of peace and violence through research, artistic creation and presentation.

Due to safety concerns and the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Saint Louis Story Stitchers is canceling its live performance of Peace in the Prairie on March 26th, 2020 at the .ZACK.

The program features St. Louis soul singer Roland Johnson, Master Storyteller Bobby Norfolk, hip hop artists KP Dennis and Ntegrity and the videography of Troy Anthony, Demil Johnson, and Susan Colangelo. Stitchers Youth Council including Emeara Burns, Branden Lewis and AnnaLise Cason are also featured this year on a new song.

Please CLICK HERE Peace in the Prairie to watch the program March 19-26, 2020.

Peace in the Prairie is supported in part by Missouri Arts Council, a state agency. Additional support is provided by Missouri Foundation For Health and Kranzberg Arts Foundation.

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Tickets $15 at MetroTix or at the door.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers has been selected as an organization for the City of St. Louis’ Youth at Risk Crime Prevention Grant of 2020.

This grant will facilitate expanded Studio hours, expanded youth contact hours, expanded youth recruitment, build out of community partnerships, and begin to build an archive of available conversations of and by youth on gun violence and public health topics important to them.

Podcasts, a format popular with youth, will be created by 16 to 24-year old youth in the program to draw in larger numbers of peers. Information on access to social services will be intertwined with arts programming in the podcasts. Monthly podcast episodes of 30 minutes in length will be created and published.

Watch for the launch of StitchCast Studio, an amazing trip into the world of podcasts for 16-24 year olds living in St. Louis city neighborhoods! Earn while you learn. We all want to hear from you!

The hours for StitchCast Studio programming will take place on Tuesday and Friday evenings, 5-8:00pm. The program will cycle small groups of youth through a month long experience that ends with a live podcast recording session.

Interested? Youth can reach out to us starting NOW! 






Saturday, May 30th, 2020, 3:00 – 4:00 PM

National Blues Museum

Lumière Place Legends Room

615 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63101

Free and Open to the Pubic

All ages

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective will present “FLY,” a performance which explores the commonality of the pressures on life forms including plants, animals and people caused by the physical, emotional and environmental realities of contemporary life. It considers looming dangers, speed and time, buzzing, fluttering, soaring and lifting off. Come soar with the Saint Louis Story Stitchers!

Story Stitchers presentation will include live performances of original spoken word, dance, and music related to nature and to various aspects of the concept of flying in both rural and urban environments.

“FLY“ is presented in collaboration with St Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce’s Silent Skies St Louis Project, an arts and conservation series of events during April and May, 2020.

For the latest details visit http://www.storystitchers.org or call 314-899-9001.

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There is a wait list for bookings for the 2019/20 School Year.

Requests for 2020/21 are now being accepted.

Email storystitchers@gmail.com to inquire.


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


Are you 16-24 years old? Wants to learn more about the Stitchers Youth Council and how you can apply to work with us? Just drop in or drop us a note! We want to meet you!

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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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