Story Stitchers’ Pick the City UP Single Released!

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective

Pick the City UP Single Released!



The vibrant video titled “Pick the City Up” showcases the journey of young people as they spearhead the creation of their new SPACE, illustrating their instrumental role in its development.


Premiere Link on YouTube


There will be a public screening of the video August 5th at Story Stitchers’ event, Karaoke Couture.

Saturday, August 5, 2023, 6:00-9:30 

LOCATION: HIGH LOW, 3301 Grandel Sq, 1A, 63108 in Kranzberg Arts Foundation, Grand Center

Free, All ages, Cash bar

Pick the City UP is a multi-year project by Saint Louis Story Stitchers that brings performances by the people to the people at block parties, community centers, festivals and more.

Karaoke Couture and the 2023 Pick the City UP Tour are sponsored in part by Regional Art Commission, Kranzberg Arts Foundation, The Lewis Prize for Music, the City of St. Louis Department of Public Safety and Office of Violence Prevention, Deaconess Foundation,  Cardinals Care, and Trio Foundation of St. Louis.

Next Stop:

Sunday August 6, 2023

Marquette Park Community Day in Dutchtown

Performance 2:00

In The News

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ Branden Lewis, Youth Artistic Coordinator, speaks about Story Stitchers’ creative youth development program opportunities at Mayor Tishaura Jones’ press conference on June 22, 2023 after a mass shooting involving teens. Watch the press conference below:

Press Conference link:


Youth applications are now open for 16-25 year olds living in St. Louis City and County.

Free access to Story Stitchers studio, The Center, which houses award-winning programs in music and media arts.

To apply, teens and young adults may complete this simple form: https://storystitchers.wufoo.com/forms/zeinv521f4w9ez/

Please reach out to Story Stitchers to inquire about a partnership or to share suggestions.

StitchCast Studio LIVE! Violence in Music

StitchCast Studio LIVE! Violence in Music

This week our StitchCast sit down with Larry Morris of the Illphonics to discuss the effects of violence in music in this Special Edition of StitchCast Studio LIVE! 

Pick the City UP Art Interlude

Not Another One!

Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2016

Download URL: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/q5hmm2/SCS_LIVE_130_VIOLENCE_IN_MUSIC_1_bbgyn.mp3

Upcoming events: 

May 23 Youth and Violence with Sultan Muhammad

High Low, 3301 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103

6:00-9:00 PM


June 6 The Great Outdoors with Jean Ponzi

Youth, ages 16-24 years old, discuss current topics in live podcast recordings on stage. Live art interludes are incorporated into the presentations. Learn about the community through the words of young leaders. Join Stitchers Youth Council by filling out the form at storystitchers.org.

Watch and be a part of Story Stitchers live podcast discussions, presented on the state-of-the-arts stage, High Low, 3301 Washington Ave. Participate in a family-friendly open mic. Story Stitchers artists and guest artists will round out each presentation with live art interludes.

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ StitchCast Studio LIVE! is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

Support for Story Stitchers creative youth development programs is provided in part by The Lewis Prize for Music 2021 Accelerator Award.

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs was provided by the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund, Arts & Education Council, Trio Foundation, Deaconess Foundation, and Kranzberg Arts Foundation.