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The 2019 Historic Shaw Art Fair Will Celebrate Art, Music, Architecture and 27 Years of Vision

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When the first Historic Shaw Art Fair was held in the Fall of 1993, the Shaw Neighborhood was a very different place in many ways. Twenty-six years ago the urban neighborhood was struggling to recover from roughly 25 years of many of the things that had plagued urban neighborhoods around the country. Challenges were many, including migration of middle class families to the suburbs, absentee building owners, and the deterioration of… Read More

Women in Business: Small Business Night Program

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In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Woman’s Day, The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association is sponsoring a Women in Business – Small Business Night on Thursday, March 21st at Fiddlehead Fern Cafe from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The program will be conducted by Regions Bank as part of their Next Step Financial Education Program. The program will feature two presentations: Financial Tips for Your Small Business, discussing best financial practices, rules… Read More

Shaw Flags for Sale

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Hey Shaw Residents, our Historic Shaw Art Fair is quickly coming up on Oct. 6 & 7! Show your neighborhood pride by buying a SHAW Flag to display for our guests to see as they come to our event. Just $10 for SNIA Members, $15 for non-members. Poles and door hangers are available for an additional $10 each. Call or email Jenny Gerstner at the SNIA office (314-771-3101 or snia@shawstlouis.org) to order or pay via… Read More

2nd Annual Shaw Small Business Night

By Stephanie Herbers | No Comments

Join us for the 2nd Annual Shaw Small Business Night Friday June 15 from 6-8pm! Home-based vendors will set up in Wild Carrot and businesses will be open throughout the neighborhood! Businesses participating include: Arch Apparel Bailey’s Range Belly Dance with Nisaa Bonboni Home & Gift Co. Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery City Farm STL LLC City House… Read More

2018 SNIA Helping Hands Grants

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In keeping with Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association’s (SNIA) mission to “improve and maintain the quality of life of all Shaw residents,” we offer the Shaw Helping Hands Grant program to assist those who share that vision and are taking an active part in making it a reality. We thank you for your commitment to making Shaw a strong and vibrant neighborhood and your willingness to work hands-on toward that goal. Read More

Tree Canopy Assessment & Recent Removal

By Emma Klues | No Comments

The removal plan to combat the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer in the City of St. Louis began in 2015 and will take about seven years to complete. There are many Ash trees in our tree lawns (the space between the sidewalk and the street), which are the responsibility of the City’s Forestry Division to maintain. For many residents it was shocking to see a large number of these trees being removed on their… Read More

Eighth Ward Alderman Candidate Forum

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In November 2017, Alderman Stephen Conway resigned from his position to accept an appointment as the Assessor for the City of St. Louis. This left his seat open on the Board of Aldermen. To fill his seat for the remainder of the term, a special election for the 8th Ward is to be held Tuesday, February 13, 2018. To provide an opportunity for 8th Ward residents to hear from… Read More

2017 Small Business Saturday

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We have a great variety of businesses in Shaw and the surrounding Tower Grove area to serve as resources for your everyday and holiday shopping and meals. For Small Business Saturday several businesses are offering specials and hosting pop-up shops, including a peek at the new Wild Carrot event and community space.  Participating businesses include: Fiddlehead Fern Café, Bonboni Home & Gift Co., Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery, City Farm STL LLC, Drawings… Read More

Featured Band: Keokuk

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Local rock band Keokuk is bound to be a crowd favorite at the fair next weekend. Their songs are groovy, high energy, and most importantly- originals. Lead singer and guitar player for the group, Curtis Hendricks, is not afraid to tell it like it really is in his lyrics. The songs of the group reflect on the journey of everyday life- both the good parts and the bad. This four piece features a mother… Read More

Featured Band: Bach to the Future

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Every year, the Historic Shaw Art Fair welcomes 135 talented, award-winning artists to the grounds. Though the fair could not be more proud of this overwhelming artistic talent, the art fair is not ONLY for visual artists! Multiple gifted music groups perform at the fair as well, adding to the atmosphere and providing authentic entertainment. One band that the fair is extremely excited to have performing this year is none other than Bach… Read More