Boo Cat Club

State of the Arts, St. Louis’ program about all things creative, comes to you from the Boo Cat Club. This newly renovated space was the original home to the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. The turn of the century building was designed by acclaimed architect Louis Spiering and Tennessee Williams once performed on the stage. Stories include a look at the connections between hip hop and chess, behind the scenes profiles of St. Louis’ well known media people and a story about a top a capella singing group.

State of the Arts is St. Louis’ only program devoted to the region’s vibrant arts community, taking audiences behind the scenes to meet the artists, writers, and performers who call St. Louis home.

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The Art of Solomon Thurman

Solomon Thurman has been named the Missouri Arts Council Individual Artist of the Year. We'll take a look at his work and see what inspires his creations.

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Story Stitchers, Stitching together a More Cohesive Community

Saint Louis Story Stitchers hopes to end gun violence and promote civic pride, and a more peaceful, caring region through a unique style of performance.

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Hail to the Kings

When you think of drag, you probably picture a drag queen. But there's a whole sub-genre of drag kings. We'll hear from some about what they do and why.

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Piling in for Porchfest in St. Louis

It's a Sunday afternoon and a St. Louis neighborhood is overrun by music fans. The stages are people's front porches. The fast-growing event is Porchfest.

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Dwell In Other Futures Art Festival

What does it mean to "Dwell In Other Futures?" It is a concept as much as an exhibit, where the hope is artists' images of tomorrow can improve cities of today.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am