CommUNITY Arts Festival

CommUNITY Arts Festival gathers local arts and public health organizations under one roof to provide free performances, workshops, and educational seminars for the community.

CommUNITY Arts Festival is taking place on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Intersect Arts Center (3636 Texas Avenue). For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

The festival strives:
– To celebrate arts programs making a positive impact in Saint Louis and connect them with community members in need who could benefit from their programs.
– To educate community members on the public health issues contributing to the city’s violence and connect community members with our city’s programs and resources.

Free Performances Include:
– HEAL Center for the Arts
– Pianos for People
– LouKidz
– Urb Arts
– Ignite Theatre Company
– SpecDrum
– Encore Theater Group (with additional audition opportunity for future productions)

Featured Visual Arts:
– Artists First St. Louis
– St. Louis ArtWorks
– Kessha Edwards
– Laurie Staples Ritchie
– Collective Motion
– Intersect Arts Center

Educational Workshops, Seminars, and conversations with:
– Alive and Well Communities: Self care Workshop
– St. Louis Area Violence Prevention Commission: Conversations on Community Policing
– Stop The Bleed STL: Trauma First Aid Training
– Damsel in Defense with Kathy Martin
System of Care – St. Louis Region

Art workshops facilitated by:
– CommUNITY Creative Movement: Paige Walden Johnson
– Amber Price: Mandela Painting
– Lou Kids: Learn to dance
– Take home art project: Facilitated by Kessha Edwards

Resource Fair Featuring:
– Crime Victim Center
– Life Outside of Violence (LOV)
– St. Louis Safety Group
– Moms Demand Action – MO
– Common Sound Festival
– The Angel Band Project
– SSM Health
– Women’s Voices Raised For Social Justice
– FamilyForward
– Ballet 314
– Midwest Natural Hair, Health & Beauty
– We Stories
– Criminal Justice Ministry