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Lyrical Therapy at UrbArts This Saturday

Lyrical Therapy at UrbArts This Saturday

Join us for Lyrical Therapy Saturday night – Jan 16th – at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15 and available here.  Or  you can paste this link in your browser if you prefer no to search for it. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lyrical-therapy-not-so-open-mic-tickets-133801047535?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

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Nico’s 31 Day Yoga Challenge

Nico’s 31 Day Yoga Challenge

Our favorite yogi and dj has issued a challenge for all of those who want to start their 2021 off right. We’re a bit late to this notice but it is never too late to join DJ Nico on 31-day challenge. It is all online so you can join in your living room. Get involved…

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Naming Balm

Naming Balm

The title for our next exhibit is inspired by the spiritual, “Balm in Gilead.” Arranged by H. T. Burleigh, this composition is a staple of the Black spiritual tradition which built on the text from Jeremiah 8:22 of the Bible, “Is there no balm in Gilead?” One interpretation of the Old Testament scripture portrays a…

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Healing through Art

Healing through Art

(ST. LOUIS Saturday, January 2, 2021) — Black-led arts organization UrbArts is calling for artwork the theme of healing. The upcoming exhibition will feature works from artists who understand the ongoing struggle for social justice and are willing to submit art for our Spring art exhibit, Balm.  Artists interested in consideration for the upcoming exhibit…

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The Search for the 2021 STL Youth Poet Laureate Begins Today.

The Search for the 2021 STL Youth Poet Laureate Begins Today.

(ST. LOUIS Tuesday, December 1, 2020) — UrbArts begins the search for the next St. Louis Youth Poet Laureate through its annual call for submissions. In previous years, the submission window remained open for a month. This year, youth poets have until December 18th to submit a 3-poem portfolio and resume highlighting their community service…

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UrbArts Confronts Police Brutality Through Art

UrbArts Confronts Police Brutality Through Art

(ST. LOUIS Tuesday, December 1, 2020) — Black-led arts organization UrbArts will open an art exhibition featuring works addressing ongoing instances of police brutality locally and nationally. Due Process Denied displays the works from nine Black St. Louis-based artists. This is the first art exhibition at UrbArts since the global pandemic prompted closings throughout the…

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Due Process Denied

Due Process Denied

Opening Friday, November 20th, UrbArts will open an art exhibition that confronts police brutality in our community.  The artwork will be on view from November 20th through January 20th, 2021.  We’ll have a Coronavirus-shaped exhibit opening with limited admission within the gallery featuring music curated by Siddall tha Selecta. Works included in this exhibition are…

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Centering Black Life

Centering Black Life

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter protests, UrbArts took time to reassess how to serve Black artists and support our community. At a minimum, we knew we needed to develop new partnerships with organizations on the frontlines of police reform. Additionally, we understand that public policy regulates human behavior…

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STL Youth Poets Wins 2nd Championship

STL Youth Poets Wins 2nd Championship

(ST. LOUIS Monday, July 27, 2020) – The UrbArts organization’s youth poetry slam team won their second championship when they competed during the 23rd Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival last week. Like many festivals, Brave New Voices was scheduled to take place in Washington D.C. until the pandemic disrupted their plans….

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

We are all bearing witness to an uprising in the United States of America. Traditional social structures are being critiqued, questioned, and considered outmoded by protesters who believe incremental reforms are ineffective. The context of this change is multifactored, but the impetus is simple: a demand for human rights. The latest iteration of this demand…

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