A Sneak Peek at the New Issue of ALIVE

 In Culture

Creativity is alive and thriving in the city of St. Louis. Artists, entrepreneurs, organizations and individuals are constantly innovating, producing and inspiring others. To celebrate, we’ve dedicated our next issue to raising the visibility of our creative community.

ALIVE Creativity Issue coverThe Creativity Issue, available March 7, explores the many ways creativity adds to a rich life, benefits the region and brings us together. It’s also the perfect chance for us to get creative as a magazine, and we’re rolling out some exciting new features. We can’t help but share ahead of the release, and we started with a recent sneak peek event at TechArtista, a coworking space in Central West End.

We gathered in the new Photo Studio and Makers Space, where a 3-D printer turned liquid plastic into a table and workbenches held the latest creations by engineers. It was the perfect setting for rolling out Augmented Reality to a group of contributors, artists and friends. At stations around the room, guests used the Layar app to scan pages and watch stories come to life. Then, everyone had the chance to bring their own ideas to life at Citizen Carpentry‘s Imaginarium table and a coloring station. Old Bakery Beer shared their North IPA, an organic craft beer, and Vino Gallery brought wine samples from their wine boutique and art gallery.

Remember to pick up your copy on March 7, and until then, enjoy this look at what’s to come:

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“TechArtista is ALIVE”, an on-site mural by Daniel Burnett of Screwed Arts Collective

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Getting creative with the cover of the Creativity Issue

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DJ Grant Nikeresht spins records against a backdrop of 3D-printed curios

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Guests scan print stories to unlock bonus videos on their phone

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Emanuel Taranu of Citizen Carpentry leads Imaginarium building

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Taking a coloring break on a pinball machine repurposed as a coffee table

All photos by Alec Wallis.

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