Celebrate our community–the people, creatives, and businesses that make St. Louis special. Impact your community by fostering sustainability and art on the same ticket. Critical Mass presents: Homegrown for the Visual Arts – A Sustainability-Minded Fundraiser. Event Breakdown
- Rain Garden Design Competition: Local creatives put their talents to work inventing sustainable solutions for urban gardening.
- Silent Auction and Exhibition: Creative Stimulus winners display and auction off their work for the benefit of Critical Mass for the Visual Arts, and thus, the local art scene.
- Entertainment featuring Pretty Little Empire, Robert Goetz, and Brett Williams.
- Cash bar and ambiance in beautiful Grand Center.
All proceeds directly support Critical Mass for Visual Arts programming and provide awards to talented area artists to further and support their practices. Support sustainable solutions and local art–your support helps us bloom!
Time: Saturday, March 28, 2015, 8:00 -11:00 pm Location: Kranzberg Arts Center – 501 North Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103 Tickets: $20 online, or $25 at the door Get tickets here.
Thanks to MSD and the Kranzberg Art Center for their generous support of this year’s Homegrown! Directions: Homegrown will be held at the Kranzberg Arts Center this year. 501 North Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103. For those of you taking public transportation, the Kranzberg is just a short walk from the Grand Metrolink Stop (see map below) From Grand Station to the Kranzberg Arts Center
This year’s silent auction will feature the work of former Creative Stimulus Award-winners: Stimulated: An Exhibition of work by Creative Stimulus Award winners Since 2008 Critical Mass for the Visual Arts has provided local artists with funding and an opportunity to show their work in a group exhibition through the Creative Stimulus Award Program. During that time period over 20 local artists have received the Creative Stimulus Award, with many of them going on to receive other prestigious local and national grants, residencies, and exhibition opportunities. Stimulated is an exhibition of artworks donated by Creative Stimulus Award winning artists including: Gina Alvarez, Ilene Berman, Tate Foley, Cameron Fuller, Christine Ilewski, David Johnson, Asma Kazmi, Angela Malchionno, Sarah Paulsen, Lyndsey Scott, B.j. Vogt, and Mel Watkin. The artworks in this exhibition will be on view from March 21st through April 26th, and will be sold during a silent auction on the evening of March 28th at the HomeGrown Fundraising Event. The proceeds from this auction and event go to support Critical Mass’ programming, which includes the Creative Stimulus Award program.
Sarah Weinman wrote an article in the Jewish Light about Stimulated : check it out here