2013 Year in Review
2013 has been a groundbreaking year for The Luminary - both physically and conceptually. We have embarked on our most ambitious project to date: transforming a 16,000 sq/ft complex on Cherokee Street into one of the region's most dynamic spaces for contemporary culture. With the help of supporters like you, we are building The Luminary from the ground up. Thanks to over 1,000 hours of work from dozens of volunteers, old walls came down and new ones went up. At the same time, we pushed forward with innovative projects such as the Whole City exhibition in which we distributed over 1,500 free newspapers asking residents "what makes our city ...
We Are October 25th-December 13th, 2013 curated by Marco Antonini of NURTUREart The Luminary is pleased to present We Are, an experimental exhibition series developed in collaboration with New York-based gallery NURTUREart. We Are exists somewhere between a festival, short-term residency program and a pop-up exhibition. Consisting of seven one-week long shows by St. Louis based artists and curators, the exhibition acts as a statement of identification with the people that make up our community. The fast-paced exhibition features some of the most compelling artists and curators in St. Louis and will be housed in The Luminary’s unfinished new space at 2701 ...
New Ideas, New Building: 2701-7 Cherokee Street
We have spent the last 9 months hosting trivia nights and cocktail parties, partnering with local businesses, writing grants and running a Kickstarter campaign and now it is time to make the next step: WE ARE MOVING TO CHEROKEE STREET! The Luminary is moving forward with plans for a new location at 2701-7 Cherokee Street. The 13,000 sq/ft complex in the center of our favorite street will host an expansive gallery, reconfigured venue, studios, workshop space, and housing for international artists-in-residence. We will begin a complete renovation of the building in late October of 2012 and plan to open to the public in Spring of 2013. And since we just ...
Luminary Memberships Now Available!
We are proud to announce our new MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM. For the first time, we are offering memberships for a variety of levels and benefits that go directly to help support The Luminary's innovative work in the community. With arts funding being cut from most state and national agencies, it is up to individuals in our area to ensure the creative culture of our city continues to grow. The Luminary isn't just a gallery and venue--it is an incubator that makes new ideas possible. Our members are true patrons that help support the creative ideas that develop the community as a ...
2013 has been a groundbreaking year for The Luminary – both physically and conceptually. We have embarked on our most ambitious project to date: transforming a 16,000 sq/ft complex on Cherokee Street into one of the region’s most dynamic spaces for contemporary culture. With the help of supporters like you,... [Read more]
We have been hard at work on the new gallery space at 2701 Cherokee, logging almost 1,000 hours of volunteer time so far this year as we inch towards opening the new gallery and venue. The design, led by Brent Crittenden of UIC, with concept drawings by Robert Booth and Andrew Colopy of The Cobalt Office, is coming together to build what will be a truly unique space in the city as we expose... [Read more]
The Luminary is pleased to present series of lectures and workshops that emphasize experimentation outside of the confines of conventional commercial and academic structures. These events aim to help empower artists and curators in the St. Louis region to become active members in shaping their own cultural community. In July, we hosted an informal event presenting the work of artists-in-residence... [Read more]
This summer begins a very exciting new phase for The Luminary Center for the Arts Residency Program. Starting in July, the program will continuously bring exceptional artists and curators from around the world to St. Louis, launch an international exchange in which we will send a St. Louis artist to a program abroad, and begin new initiatives for area artists to experiment broadly with their practice. The... [Read more]
We have spent the last 9 months hosting trivia nights and cocktail parties, partnering with local businesses, writing grants and running a Kickstarter campaign and now it is time to make the next step: WE ARE MOVING TO CHEROKEE STREET! The Luminary is moving forward with plans for a new location at 2701-7 Cherokee Street. The 13,000 sq/ft complex in the center of our favorite street will host an expansive... [Read more]
On October 12th from 9am-6pm, The Luminary will host a special satellite location for the Creative Time Summit. We will be livestreaming the event with supplementary discussions and presentations from 12-1:30pm by area artists and cultural producers whose work intersects with the vision of the summit. Several of the presenters include artist and Chautauqua Art Lab founder Emily Hemeyer, artist and... [Read more]
Time Capsule Workshop Location: The Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Place, 63139 Dates: Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 2:00 pm Saturday, August 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm Free and open to the public. Space is limited to 20 people. Registration required: Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Join former Luminary Resident Artist Alex Elmestad and Managing Director of Operations of the Missouri... [Read more]
The Luminary has announced a capital campaign to establish a new permanent location on Cherokee Street to create a cutting-edge incubator for art, music and cultural projects. The building will include expanded gallery and performance space, housing and studios for artists-in-residence, open work space for the artist equipment library, classrooms, offices and more. The Luminary’s Directors, James... [Read more]
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