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UrbArts & SHERAH to Partner for Joint Fundraiser

UrbArts & SHERAH to Partner for Joint Fundraiser

On March 30th, UrbArts and SHERAH combine forces to raise money for our respective missions and awareness about women in the arts with this special-themed event. Join us for this fun night of laughs, art, and complimentary wine. The Women in the Arts Trivia Night will be held at UrbArts 2600 N.14thSt., St. Louis Mo…

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Youth Poetry Final This Friday

Youth Poetry Final This Friday

After several months, youth poets from Illinois to Jefferson County will converge in Old North St. Louis this Friday at 6 for the VerbQuake Indie Championship. The winner of this competition will be named the Youth Poetry Slam Champion. The top 6 poets will form the UrbArts Youth Poetry Slam team and represent the region…

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Rustbelt 2019 Poetry Slam Tournament Update

Rustbelt 2019 Poetry Slam Tournament Update

The Rustbelt 2019 Poetry Slam Tournament is less than four months away and team registration is half-way full.  Individual poet registration filled within a few days of being opening. This year’s field of slam poets span the coasts while still maintaining a Midwest presence. In addition to multi-regional representation, international and Southern poets have registered,…

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Chajuana Trawick Platforming Young Fashion Designers

Chajuana Trawick Platforming Young Fashion Designers

Dr. Chajuana Trawick, board chair of UrbArts, has long been a fixture of STL’s fashion world. Last fall, Dr. Trawick was elevated to endowed chair in fashion and design at Lindenwood University all while selling out three fashion shows featuring high school and college students. Lindewood University recently, announced that graduating seniors will be able…

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Yoga with Nico

Yoga with Nico

Nico’s journey in DJing began after her introductory class with Tossin’ Ted and DJ Vudu. She is a member of James Biko’s Soulition. After DJing parties for her friends and working in a yoga studio she decided to try Trap Yoga (trap music and yoga) inspired by Brandon Copeland to combine her interests.  Yoga  with…

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Who’s Bouting at Rustbelt 2019 Part 1

Who’s Bouting at Rustbelt 2019 Part 1

Every year, over 50 poets from different cities register to compete at Rustbelt. That trend continues with 14 poets planning to participate as individuals and 9 teams registered. Since Rustbelt is a regional competition for the Midwest, poets from the region get priority placement in the tournament, while neighboring region will be officially registered by…

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Artist Statement: Journeys of the African Spirit

Artist Statement: Journeys of the African Spirit

by MwazaCarol I am a creator of things. I am one who asked to be manifested here to bring things into fruition, make them beautiful and tangible. It has taken me many years to recognize this but, once I did, it placed me firmly on my path and life opened up for me. I became…

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Rustbelt Midwest Slam Comes to STL this Summer

Rustbelt Midwest Slam Comes to STL this Summer

This summer, UrbArts brings Rustbelt Midwest Regional Poetry Slam to St. Louis for two nights of some of the best slam poetry in the country. On June 21st and 22nd in Grand Center, audiences will be treated to over one hundred poems crafted to inspire and challenge. Registration opens Friday, February 1st at noon (CST)…

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