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Learn more about creative events happening near you in St. Louis, Missouri.

A collection of arts related events happening around St. Louis each week.

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FoodSpark X: Pizza, Prints, & Politics
5:00 PM17:00

FoodSpark X: Pizza, Prints, & Politics

FREE to the Public | Potluck

After an awesome kickoff to our series on social and political topics, the FoodSpark team invites you to join us for a fun evening of conversation and printmaking as we gather to continue engaging hot topics.

Culinary Theme: Pizza Party!
As we discuss political issues, we will make prints with Central Print director, Marie, and test our skills as Chef Maria lead us in some pizza making.

For this potluck event, bring your favorite pizza toppings, a pasta, or even a whole pizza from your favorite local pizzeria.

Volunteer with FoodSpark
As FoodSpark continues to grow, we are looking for energized food lovers, artists, and community members to join our volunteer-led team. Email Sophie for more info, and express your interest here.

Open Volunteer Roles (see all)

Event support for this gathering and others
Resident Artist/Designer
Social media storyteller
FoodSpark X coordinator

Bonus: Host your own FoodSpark!
After this gathering, use our FoodSpark X tools to keep the conversation going with your friend circles, workplaces, and communities. Hosting is simple:

Download the Social & Political Topics conversation guide.
Get the FoodSpark Hosting Kit.
Plan the date, time, and location of your FoodSpark gathering.
Connect with our team for support.


Is this a safe space for people of color, LGBQ+, trans, and gender non-conforming individuals, women/femmes, immigrants, gender-based and sexual assault survivors, and others who have been targeted, marginalized, or victimized by current social issues? Yes! All co-organizers of our team collectively contribute to hold participants in the space accountable to ensuring a safe environment across various targeted demographics. Our team and conversations are also led by women, POC, and queer-identifying individuals. We do not accept or tolerate speech or actions that contribute to hate, identity-related biases and divisiveness, or the harassment or harm of our FoodSpark community and guests.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free street parking along 14th Street and adjacent streets. There is also a free parking lot in the back of the row of buildings.

What can I bring into the event?

As always, we welcome you to bring a dish, a friend, and an open mind.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email us at

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Art and Democracy Panel Discussion
12:00 PM12:00

Art and Democracy Panel Discussion

  • Washington University in St. Louis (map)
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Panel discussion featuring Faculty Book Celebration speaker Caroline Levine

Moderated by Ignacio Infante (Romance Languages & Literatures) and featuring
* Caroline Levine (English), Cornell University
* Ignacio Sánchez Prado (Romance Languages & Literatures)
* Ila Sheren (Art History & Archaeology)
* Rebecca Wanzo (Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies)
* Rachel Greenwald Smith (English), Saint Louis University

Lunch provided

Please RSVP to attend:

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Screening + Discussion on Mass Incarceration
5:30 PM17:30

Screening + Discussion on Mass Incarceration

Join us for our first community event
Mass incarceration is an a growing costly and harmful phenomena plaguing our nation. CommUNITY Arts Festival, Clark-Family Foundation, and Intersect Arts Center will provide a screening of the Netflix Original Documentary, "13th," and community discussion.

America makes up 5% of the world's population, yet locks up 25% of the world's prisoners. Ava DuVernay's #13TH explores how we got here

JAN 18. 2019, 5:30-8pm
FREE - registration encouraged

SCHEDULE (refreshments provided):
5:30pm - Movie Screening of "13th" (run-time 90min)
7pm - Post- Discussion with Clark-Fox Family Foundation
7:30pm - Community mingle and learn more about CAF

Intersect Arts Center
3636 TEXAS AVE, ST. LOUIS, MO 63118, USA

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Panel Discussion: “The History of Immigration in St. Louis”
6:00 PM18:00

Panel Discussion: “The History of Immigration in St. Louis”

  • pin Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries 3648 Washington Blvd, St. Louis 63108 (map)
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Anna Crosslin, president and CEO of the International Institute, will lead a discussion about St. Louis’ evolving immigrant landscape and immigrants will share their stories. 

In 1850, St. Louis was the eighth largest U.S. city, with a population that was 50% foreign-born. German and Irish immigrants were among the largest communities. Today, the St. Louis region is 21st in size and the foreign-born population is less than 5%. The city’s immigrant communities now boast hundreds of ethnicities and countries represented, with Mexican, Chinese and Bosnian groups among the largest. 

This discussion will explore how our changing immigrant representation has led to a rich tapestry of arts and culture in St. Louis.

Admission free, but reservations suggested. Call Paula Lincoln at 314-533-9900 x 37 or email to reserve your seat.

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