Arts + Culture News: St. Louis ArtWorks Raises $13K

By Jacqui Germain
In Culture
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Andréa Purnell. Photo courtesy of St. Louis ArtWorks.

St. Louis ArtWorks’ ART-B-Q and Annual Spring Art Sale on April 29-30 were both a huge success, with the events raising a combined total of $13,000. The funds will go to supporting ArtWorks’ year-round arts apprenticeship programs for St. Louis teens ages 14-18 years old. The weekend also saw the premiere of the community-focused documentary produced by ArtWorks Spring apprentices, “The Delmar Connection,” available for viewing online here. St. Louis ArtWorks also welcomes Andréa Purnell as the new Program Manager for their organization. 5959 Delmar Blvd., Delmar Loop

The Union Avenue Opera presents the St. Louis premiere of “Doubt,” starring world-renowned soprano Christine Brewer as part of its 22nd Festival Season this summer. The season officially begins July 8 and runs through the end of August, and will also include an adaption of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Mikado,” and Puccini’s “Tosca.” More ticket information is available online. 733 N. Union Blvd., Visitation Park

The Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute, with the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission and the US Department of Arts and Culture, announces Culture Shift 2016, a national convening on Community Arts, Cultural Policy and Social Justice. The convening will be held Nov. 17-19 in St. Louis, and will feature workshops, performances, interactive art-making and public talks. Community members are encouraged to sign up online or check back regularly for updates on how to get involved. cultureshift2016.org

Metro Arts in Transit’s submission period for their Artwork Image Competition is coming to a close in less than a week. The competition is an opportunity for local artists to have their work displayed in public spaces around the St. Louis area, with a $1,000 use fee paid to artists. Up to ten two-dimensional images will be selected to be reproduced as large-scale visual pieces of art that will be installed in more than 200 bus shelters across St. Louis City and St. Louis County. Details for the application instructions are available here, and the deadline for artist entries is Tuesday, May 31. 211 N. Broadway, Downtown St. Louis

The Cowry Collective, the only active timebank in St. Louis, announced the launch of their brand new website, complete with a calendar of events, a page of testimonials, a list of frequently asked questions, an explanation of “timebanking” and its history in St. Louis, in addition to an opportunity to join the collective. cowrycollective.org

Regular registration for St. Louis’ 48 Hour Film Project, organized by Cinema St. Louis, is currently open, and ends on Tuesday, May 31. Late registration ends on Friday, June 10. During the 48 Film Project, local filmmakers will have the opportunity to compete to make the best film in only 48 hours, with the winning film going on to compete at Filmapalooza 2017 for a chance at the grand prize. All films will be screened at The Tivoli on June 10-12. 3547 Olive St., Grand Center

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