Critical Mass

FINAL_logoCritical Mass for the Visual Arts is a nonprofit, self-formed visual arts collaborative dedicated to promoting, enhancing and initiating contemporary visual art in the St. Louis region.


Mayoral Town Hall on Arts and Culture- Feb 27 at The Luminary


facebook-logo-button_318-84980  Citizen Artist STL ,Critical Mass for the Visual Arts, All the Art and The Luminary are working together to bring you this Mayoral Town Hall on Arts and Culture. The mayoral candidates for the City of St. Louis will gather for a town hall style event focused on topics that matter to the arts and culture community in St. Louis. Topics include leadership and policy development for the arts, art education, funding, creative entrepreneurship, gentrification, housing, and transportation. The event will be moderated by Sylvester Brown, journalist, writer, and founder of the Sweet Potato Project. Confirmed candidates are Jeffrey Boyd (D), Antonio French (D), William Haas (D), Tishaura Jones (D), Lyda Krewson (D), Jonathan McFarland (Gr), and Lewis Reed (D). We are awaiting confirmation from other candidates.

Please take the Citizen Artist St. Louis priorities survey (, which will help the organizers and moderators focus topics to be discussed with the candidates. These ideas will also be distributed to the candidates.

The event is supported by Critical Conversations (with funding from our recent friendraiser), Critical Mass for the Visual Arts and The Luminary. The event will take place at The Luminary, located at 2701 Cherokee Street, at 7 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Thank You!

Thanks to all those who contributed to our Critical Conversations Friendraiser! In total, we raised $1045! We look forward to bringing your generosity to fruition in our upcoming Critical Conversations. Our next is coming up this Spring, stay tuned for more info. If you have ideas for discussion, topics, panelists, moderators, or venues, please email us at , or twitter @criticalmassSTL


Critical Conversations- Presence and Absence: Representations and Expressions of African and African-American IdentityVideo Available

Check out the video document for this most recent Critical Conversation. A special thanks to MK, Kevin, Lyndon, Kahlil, Kat, Dani (and baby) for their efforts. Thanks also to St. Louis Artworks, Vanity Gee, Ellie Balk, Sarah Griesbach, All the Art, Andrea Purnell, Vicki Kahn, and Priscella Block (St. Louis Artworks).

Announcing the Winners of 2016’s Creative Stimulus Awards- Ellie Balk, Addoley Dzegede, and Amy Reidel!

Here’s the latest press from Nancy Fowler at St. Louis Public Radio.

Check out this time-lapse video of the Seed the Change !

Created by Public Works Project winner Jessica Witte.