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Monday, March 11, 2013

Join us for some conversation about sustainability, the arts, & community

On Thursday, March 21, the Old North Gallery at 2700 N. 14th Street, will play host to two, back-to-back events that have direct implications for a vibrant, healthy, and dynamic community.  Please join us for light refreshments and good conversation at both of these gatherings - and invite your neighbors to come along with you.

5 - 7 p.m. RECEPTION FOR SUSTAINABLE LAND LAB EXHIBIT

The Sustainable Land Lab Competition exhibition at the Old North Gallery has been extended!  Please join us on Thursday, March 21 from 5-7 p.m. to view display boards from the 14 teams that were selected to advance to round 2 of the competition – and see which ones are advancing to the next round.  Come meet some of the individuals who are behind these creative ideas for sustainable re-uses of vacant lots and learn what it will take to implement these inspiring proposals.

For more information on the Sustainable Land Lab competition, which is co-sponsored by Washington University’s Office of Sustainability and the City of St. Louis - and details about the various proposals, visit the Land Lab website by clicking HERE.

7 - 8 p.m.  ”OPEN MIC” TO TELL US WHAT THE ARTS MEAN TO OLD NORTH

Presented by The St. Louis Beacon and Old North St. Louis Restoration Group

St. Louis has received a grant from the Kresge Foundation* to find out from YOU how the arts impact your lives, your neighborhood and your work.  Old North is one of 4 neighborhoods in St. Louis under consideration for possible support for arts investments that could stimulate additional community development.  With that in  mind, we are holding an “open mic” event to give you a chance to share your thoughts on the arts.  Each person who signs up will receive 3 minutes at the microphone to tell us and the project planners what we should know about how the arts are at work in Old North now - or how you envision they could be in the future. The feedback from this event will be included in the final report to the grantee.

Come early to sign up to speak and take advantage of the opportunity to see the  of Sustainable Land Lab Competition exhibition.  Sign up starts at 6:30, program at 7 and will last for a maximum of 60 minutes.

Some questions to get you thinking:

  • How can the arts benefit you? The Old North community?
  • How can the arts create or further define a “sense of place” in Old North?
  • How could individual artists be supported through a long-term commitment to arts programming in Old North?
  • How might arts programs bring additional economic viability to Old North? …or to the St. Louis region?
  • What is your vision for the arts in Old North? For the region?
  • What advice do you have for the Kresge arts partners as they consider programming recommendations?

*The Kresge Arts St. Louis grant is managed by the Greater Saint Louis Community Foundation in partnership with Arts & Education Council of St. Louis and the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis.

Please help us spread the word  - print this off and pass it along to your neighbors or post it where others can see it.  And for the social media-savvy, please post this information to Facebook, send a tweet on Twitter, and post a note on your LinkedIn account.

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Welcome to the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group's blog. What's New in Old North chronicles the dramatic transformation under way in the neighborhood of Old North St. Louis. As a neighborhood just north of Downtown St. Louis, Old North is becoming a dynamic urban village of new and historic homes, a landmark eating establishment, beautiful community gardens, and a diverse, friendly, and engaged community.

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