Culture CafŽ

By Mary Elgin
In Culture, Feature

 

Art Saint Louis is an organization long known for cultivating the work of St. Louis contemporary artists and striving to create a place for people to relax and enjoy art. To further this mission, the group recently moved a few streets down from its Wash Ave location to the Park Pacific building—taking the opportunity to partner with Mississippi Mud Coffee Roasters to create an even more singular experience for visitors.

Art Saint Louis’ gallery and offices opened last month in the new space, with the help of design and development firm The Lawrence Group. Executive Director Chandler Branch says the goal was to create something between a café and gallery. He describes the result as a place with a very distinctive, local feel that will help bridge the gap between St. Louis artists and their audiences. The new gallery features a coffee boutique operated by Mississippi Mud, with a rotating selection of designer furniture from Niche to enhance the homey feel. 1223 Pine St., 314.241.4801, artslouis.org.

 

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Photo credit: Art Saint Louis gallery illustration

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