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Featured Artist: Olive Kraus

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When asked how she first peaked an interest in art, Olive Kraus laughed and replied, “I was born!” Olive comes from an artistic background, starting with her parents who first met in art school in the 60’s. Needless to say, Olive was immersed into an innately artistic environment from the beginning; so it is easy to see the origins of Olive’s abilities and passion to create. Rather than sticking to one medium, Olive continuously… Read More

Shaw Small Business Night

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  Did you know that Shaw has over 40 businesses based in our neighborhood? On June 16 from 6-8pm, the Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association is hosting a business crawl to support our Shaw businesses; over 26 businesses based in Shaw and/or owned by Shaw residents are participating in the event. Several businesses will be represented at booths near the corner of Thurman and Shenandoah. Other businesses will be open for you to stop by… Read More

2017 HELPING HANDS GRANTS— APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

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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. Helping Hands grants are made possible by proceeds from the Historic Shaw Art Fair, association membership dues, and donations. Specifically, SNIA invites proposals requesting up to $2,000 to… Read More

2017 RFP for Mowing & Landscaping

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The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association is seeking bids for mowing and landscaping work at several locations in the neighborhood. This request is for 2017, with opportunity for renewal. If you or someone you know is interested in bidding, please click here to download RFP. Deadline: March 31, 2017 Contact Patrick McEvoy with any inquiries or clarification of this Request for Proposal or to schedule a time to walk through the work… Read More

Shop Small in Shaw

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If you plan to do shopping today for Small Business Saturday, or any day, we encourage you to shop in Shaw. There are several businesses where you can shop for gifts, including Wagamama for animal-themed arts and crafts, Pets in the City for your furry family member, City House Country Mouse for holiday wreaths and arrangements, and Gloria’s Unique Boutique for clothing and accessories. If you need to take a break… Read More

Featured Band: WirePilots

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Attention all! The 2016 Historic Shaw Art Fair is just around the corner. When planning out your “must see” attractions at the fair, make sure you remember that WirePilots will be included in the music lineup! This Contemporary Jazz trio performs original tunes by written by their guitarist Dan Rubright, along with a few crowd-pleasing covers from time to time. Jazz lovers will not be able to resist this authentic sound brought to you… Read More

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

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The 2016 Historic Shaw Art Fair is less than two weeks away! This celebration of art, music, and the community would not be possible without all of our sponsors. Thank you to the following sponsors that helped to make the approaching 2016 fair possible- We cannot wait to see all of you at the fair! Arbor Group Classic Woodworking Inc. Earth Circle Reycling Gino Dilorio Missouri Arts Council Nancy Collins,… Read More

Featured Artist: Bill Lemke

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Artist Bill Lemke was born, raised, and currently resides in Waukesha Wisconsin. A seasoned artist, Bill has shown his pieces in various art shows for the last 39 years. The Historic Shaw Art Fair has had the pleasure of Bill’s attendance for over the last 12 years, and now we welcome back this film photographer just in time for his 40th anniversary of art shows! Ever since high school, Bill knew that film… Read More

Featured Band: The Grooveliner

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When it comes to finding the right sound, local St. Louis musical group The Grooveliner gets it. This relatively new band, formed in February of 2015, aims not to peg their style with the label of a particular genre, but to follow one consistent goal: to groove. The Grooveliner aims to have a diverse sound, which is completely doable because of the differing musical backgrounds of each of the musicians. The sestet is composed… Read More

Featured Band: The High Dives

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The Historic Shaw Art Fair is pleased to announce that on Saturday, October 1st, local St. Louis band The High Dives will be taking the stage from 10:45-11:45. The High Dives is an Americana style band comprised of experienced musicians, all of which have performed throughout the St. Louis area for the last 30 years. Each member has played with many a musical group throughout their lives, and now have come together to create… Read More