Support Us

november, 2018

02nov(nov 2)6:00 pm16(nov 16)10:00 pmI Still Love Her pt 5An Art Show Celebrating Women in Hip Hop

15nov8:00 pm10:00 pmThe Saint Louis Poetry SLAM!Every Third Thursday

16nov10:00 am1:00 pmYouth Poetry Summit 2018at Central Library in Downtown St. Louis

17nov9:45 am11:00 amTrap Yoga Saturdays with DJ Nico

18nov7:00 pm10:00 pmLyrical Therapy

20nov7:00 pm9:30 pmSoul ShedA Straight Jam Session

24nov9:45 am11:00 amTrap Yoga Saturdays with DJ Nico

25nov7:00 pm10:00 pmLyrical Therapy

26nov5:30 pm7:00 pmBoard MeetingPrivate

27nov7:00 pm10:00 pmDrink & Drawpresented by Super Black

Book Your Special Event at UrbArts

Looking for an intimate space for your special event? Consider UrbArts for your next baby shower, birthday party, performance, or community meeting. Like the untouched canvas, you can design your event with our art exhibitions serving as the frame.

Our venue can accommodate 120 people with the following amenities:

  • 10 48" round tables (seats 6, ideal tablecloth length is 120")
  • 20 24" round tables (seats  2-3, ideal tablecloth length is 90")
  • 50 gray folding chairs
  • 50 white folding chairs
  • 4 5' long tables
  • 1 6' long table
  • Sound system
  • Projector & screen
  • Stage lights

Venue rental prices for small meetings start at $50 per hour for two hours.  Our special event packages begin at $200, which include many of the amenities listed above. Special events include baby showers, birthday parties, paint parties, and whatever you think of for our space. While we offer a singular, arts-infused experience, we do not have a kitchen or the facility to prepare food onsite.

If you are interested in learning more about our rates and availability, please complete this venue rental questionnaire.

Founded in August 2001, our mission is to create platforms and platform creatives for youth and community development. The animating idea behind Urban Artist Alliance was the concept of “social arts,” where poets, writers, actors, musicians, and visual artists would create art that reflect the conditions and possibilities of their communities. This kind of art is not apolitical. It challenges, disrupts, and tells truth about society from the artist’s perspective.

Art is revolutionary. It changes things and people.

Think of the opportunities artists and arts organization create through their work. Imagine the dancer who instructs a dance class or choreographs a performance before an audience. The dancer would not be able to lead a class or be contracted to choreograph a performance if she or he never learned to dance. Therefore, possibility is inextricably connected to art. Possibilities follow from the art but the opportunity must be first given to the child who desires to dance. Without that initial opportunity, there would be no dance class led by that instructor or choreographed performance made possible by that dancer. But it takes more than the opportunity to lead a youth workshop for the dancer earn some income. It also takes platform to enable the dancer to fully self-actualize and become a model for her or his students.