Arts + Culture News: Arcade Apartments to Host First Arcade Artist Open Studio

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Arcade Artist Apartments, a recently renovated apartment complex catering to St. Louis artists in the heart of Downtown, plans to hold an annual celebration of local artists with live music, dance demos, open studios, free drinks and snacks. The first Arcade Artist Open Studio event is this Saturday, April 16 from 5pm-10pm. 800 Olive St., Downtown St. Louis

Photo courtesy of Arcade Apartments

Photo courtesy of Arcade Apartments

Projects+Gallery presents their newest exhibit, “People & Other Creatures,” featuring portraits, sculptures and works in other mediums from more than 35 individual artists. The exhibit uses various physical representations to explore identity and self-awareness. The show runs from Wednesday, April 6 to Saturday, May 7. 4733 McPherson Ave., Central West End

The Foundry Art Centre Board has announced recent changes in leadership at their not-for-profit arts center. Melissa Whitwam, previously the Exhibition Manager at Foundry Art Centre, will serve as the new Executive Director. The new management team also includes Melanie Sanders as Event Manager, Annie Spiller-Campbell as Education Manager, Logan Rohlf as Media Coordinator, Jillian Schoettle as Administrative Coordinator, Bruce Alves as Exhibitions Assistant, and David Helling as Facility Manager. 520 N. Main Center, St. Charles

VerbQuake, St. Louis’ city-wide high school poetry slam tournament, organized by UrbArts, is having their championship slam this Saturday, April 16from 3pm-5pm. The four high schools competing in this year’s finals is Grand Center Arts Academy, Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, Hazelwood West High School and Kirkwood High School. The winning high school poetry slam team will go on to represent St. Louis at the national high school poetry slam tournament, Brave New Voices. 2600 N. 14 St., Old North St. Louis

2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center has re-launched its venue with a slew of new partners, including Blank Space’s Kaveh Razani. The revamp includes several new murals, thanks to talented artists from the Screwed Arts Collective. In addition, the future of 2720 will eventually also include a new lounge called Barcade, an old-school arcade and bar space, and a membership-based, co-working-style set up during the daytime hours. 2720 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street

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