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St. Louis Neighborhood Highlight: Grand Center Arts District

George Vandervalk

ST. LOUIS, MO — Grand Center Arts District is known as the cultural center of the St. Louis region. The district offers art in all forms for everyone to enjoy.

Grand Center Arts District is always packed with events, exhibitions, concerts, tours and performances. The district also hosts these famous cultural destinations: the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, The Fabulous Fox Theater, The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries, the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

Each year, the district has hosted more than 1,500 arts and festivals events, such as National Dance Week in Grand Center, the Tennessee Williams Festivals, Strauss Park Alive, Arts & Faith St. Louis, and many more festivals and events to enjoy all year long.

You can find several shows by local theater groups, such as the .ZACK, The Gandel Theater, the Marcelle Theater, and the Kranzberg Arts Center. These groups will provide thought-provoking performances experiences. Every August, the St. Louis Fringe Festival will offer shows like no other.

There are many places where you can listen to good music in the district. Kick back, relax and enjoy jazz in The Bistro or come to the Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl, live in Grand Center every Wednesday evening.

Washington Avenue is a place for art lovers with three galleries near each other such as the McNamee Gallery and the Moto Museum. You can also find the International Photography Hall of Fame and see works by famous photographers Ansel Adams, Diane Arbus, Margaret Bourke and Mathew Brady.

Take a brunch at Turn Restaurant or lunch from a food truck at Strauss Park, followed by a dessert at Urban Chesnut Brewing Co. If you're still hungry, get some nachos at the Field House Pub and Grill.

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