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UrbArts on St. Louis Public Radio Podcast

Last month, UrbArts founder MK Stallings & St. Louis Youth Poet Laureate Camryn Howe talked the "transformative power" of spoken...
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Over 100 Poets to Perform in STL for Rustbelt 2019

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Fashion Statements for Social Justice

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Fashion Statements for Social Justice

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Siddall tha Selecta Named UrbArts Resident DJ

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Marquette Youth Poets Sweep 2019 VerbQuake Finals

Sarah Abbas and her Marquette High School teammates, Ella Woods and Megha Sanjay, swept the VerbQuake 2019 Youth Poetry Slam...
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Update: Former Youth Slam Champ FOUND

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UrbArts & SHERAH to Partner for Joint Fundraiser

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Youth Poetry Final This Friday

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Next Exhibit: “Black Culture” – A Photography Exhibit

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june

25jun7:00 pm9:00 pmThe Saint Louis Poetry SLAM!NOW Every Last Tuesday

30jun7:00 pm9:30 pmLyrical Therapy Open MicEvery Sunday at 7:30 pm

july

02jul7:00 pm9:30 pmSoul ShedA Straight Jam Session

07jul12:00 pm2:30 pmBattle of the Artspresented by BOTA

07jul7:00 pm9:30 pmLyrical Therapy Open MicEvery Sunday at 7:30 pm

09jul7:00 pm9:30 pmSecond Tuesdays Stories

14jul7:00 pm9:30 pmLyrical Therapy Open MicEvery Sunday at 7:30 pm

16jul7:00 pm9:30 pmSoul ShedA Straight Jam Session

21jul7:00 pm9:30 pmLyrical Therapy Open MicEvery Sunday at 7:30 pm

23jul7:00 pm9:00 pmThe Saint Louis Poetry SLAM!NOW Every Last Tuesday

28jul7:00 pm9:30 pmLyrical Therapy Open MicEvery Sunday at 7:30 pm

august

04aug12:00 pm2:30 pmBattle of the Artspresented by BOTA

04aug7:00 pm9:30 pmLyrical Therapy Open MicEvery Sunday at 7:30 pm

11aug7:00 pm9:30 pmLyrical Therapy Open MicEvery Sunday at 7:30 pm

13aug7:00 pm9:30 pmSecond Tuesdays Stories

18aug7:00 pm9:30 pmLyrical Therapy Open MicEvery Sunday at 7:30 pm

25aug7:00 pm9:30 pmLyrical Therapy Open MicEvery Sunday at 7:30 pm

27aug7:00 pm9:00 pmThe Saint Louis Poetry SLAM!NOW Every Last Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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2600 N. 14th Street

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