For Immediate Release

Young artists, ages 16-25 years old, present original music, poetry and dance that uplifts our city and builds understanding while addressing public safety issues. Learn about the community through the words of young leaders. Participate in a family-friendly open mic, come hang with the Story Stitchers!

Youth 16-25 years old – join Stitchers Youth Council by filling out the form at  to access our new Center and free program!

DATE: Thursday, November 9, 2023

TIME: 11:00-12:00 AM

Special Edition StitchCast Studio LIVE!
Hip Hop as Change Maker
Podcast + Performance

LOCATION: SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM, Farrell Auditorium, One Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110

Free and open to educational groups (high school and college)

and to the general public

Presenting Partner: Saint Louis Art Museum

DATE: Sunday, December 10, 2023

TIME: 2:00-2:30 PM

Saint Louis Story Stitchers’

DJ UP with a Winter Flare

Part of Family Sunday Series

LOCATION: Saint Louis Art Museum, Gary Simmons garage Lab, One Fine Arts Dr

St. Louis, MO 63110

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Presenting Partner: Saint Louis Art Museum

Free and open to the public.

StitchCast Studio LIVE!

Watch and be a part of Story Stitchers live podcast discussions, presented on the state-of-the-art stage of 3301 Washington Ave. Story Stitchers artists and guest artists will round out each presentation with live art interludes.

Youth, ages 16-25 years old, discuss current topics in live podcast recordings on stage. Live art interludes are incorporated into the presentations. Learn about the community through the words of young leaders.

Youth, ages 16-25, lead meaningful dialogues that inspire original content in mentor-led workshops based on participants’ lived experiences in economically disadvantaged, high crime areas. Podcasts focus on the streets, gun violence, and finding solutions to issues that are coming at our youth hard. The project goal is to gain greater understanding of the needs and desires of the youth served and to give them an amplified voice to create needed changes in society, to support youth in a successful transition to adulthood, and to reduce youth crime in St. Louis. Youth artists use dialogue, adult guests, original poetry, and music to highlight their personal experiences with gun violence, life transitions, and mental health, promoting mutual respect for diverse ideas, greater understanding, and a more peaceful society.


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StitchCast Studio podcasts are published and available on PodbeanGoogle Podcasts, apple podcastsSpotify and Youtube.

LOCATION: High Low, Listening Room, 3301 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103

TIME: 6:00-9:30 PM

Schedule: 6:00 Doors Open, 6:30-8:00 Recording and Art Interlude, 8:00-9:00 Open Mic

Presenter: Saint Louis Story Stitchers

Free and open to the public.

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Story Stitchers programs are supported in part by The Lewis Prize for Music, Deaconess Foundation, Trio Foundation of St. Louis, and Kranzberg Arts Foundation and with support from the City of St. Louis Office of Violence Prevention.

In 2024, Saint Louis Story Stitchers’ StitchCast Studio LIVE! is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the web at arts dot gov.

Support for Story Stitchers creative youth development programs is provided in part by The Lewis Prize for Music 2021 Accelerator Award.

Additional support for StitchCast Studio and Story Stitchers youth programs has been provided by the City of St. Louis Prop S Youth at Risk grant, through the Department of Public Safety and the Office of Violence Prevention, and Kranzberg Arts Foundation where Saint Louis Story Stitchers is a proud resident organization.

ABOUT Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective

Saint Louis Story Stitchers Artists Collective is a non-profit organization engaged in urban storytelling. The mission of Saint Louis Story Stitchers is to document St. Louis through art and word to promote understanding, civic pride, intergenerational relationships and literacy.

Collective artists work alongside 16-25-year-old urban youth to collect stories, reframe and retell them using the arts to promote a better educated, more peaceful and caring society. Saint Louis Story Stitchers are a resident organization at Kranzberg Arts Foundation where members rehearse, present and perform in the Foundation’s first-class spaces. The Collective also maintains The Center, a studio space for creative youth development in Grande Center. Current projects focus on public safety and public health issues including gun violence. Learn more at


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