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The Birth of Legacy

When M.K. Stallings partnered with John Nicks and Kevin Bryant in March 2000 they never expected that one day Afrocentric Books & Cafe...
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The History of UAACD

Urb Poetry Slam

UrbPoetry Slam Season

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Introducing Black Othello

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The Alternative: Greg the Poet gets the KrisisBlackstar Treatment

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Urb SLAM: An interview with EmCee

Spoken word artist Mari “EmCee” Carter is one of St. Louis’ up and coming poets. Having won her first poetry...
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Events

Taalam Acey @ Urb Poetry | July 27th

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Urb SLAM: And the Winner Is…

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Art Inc Feature: Enoch Raavi and Global Warmth

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New Bob Marley Film to Premiere on Facebook

december

15dec7:00 pm9:30 pmLyrical Therapy Open MicEvery Sunday at 7:30 pm

17dec7:00 pm9:30 pmSoul ShedA Straight Jam Session

21dec9:30 am10:30 amYoga with Nico Detox 12/21

22dec7:00 pm9:30 pmLyrical Therapy Open MicEvery Sunday at 7:30 pm

28dec9:30 am10:30 amYoga with Nico Detox 12/28

january

07jan7:00 pm9:30 pmSoul ShedA Straight Jam Session

21jan7:00 pm9:30 pmSoul ShedA Straight Jam Session

february

04feb7:00 pm9:30 pmSoul ShedA Straight Jam Session

18feb7:00 pm9:30 pmSoul ShedA Straight Jam Session

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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UrbArts.Org

2600 N. 14th Street

St. Louis, MO 63106

314-627-1603 | [email protected]

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