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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

Featured Artist: Mark Hurd

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Award winning artist Mark Hurd will be joining us at the Historic Shaw Art Fair for the 11th year in a row! This talented artist has participated in multiple local art fairs during his time, but admittedly states that the Shaw Art Fair will always remain one of his favorites. Back in his childhood, Mark always had a fancy for painting and drawing. He put this interest into high gear when he attended Washington… Read More

Featured Band: The Jans Project

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ATTENTION: The Historic Shaw Art Fair is not ONLY for art! For all you music lovers out there- a wide variety of talented, toe-tapping musical groups will be performing throughout both of the days at the fair. Multiple different genres of music will be featured, ensuring that there is something for everyone! One of the bands that the Shaw Art Fair cannot wait to welcome to the stage is a rock group from Urbana Illinois… Read More

Featured Artist: Steve Nowatzki

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Because his father was in the army, artist Steve Nowatzki lived in a variety of geographical locations while growing up. When Steve was first introduced to printmaking, his medium of choice, he was living in Germany attending high school. However, his passion for printmaking really took off during his university years. “I became addicted to the possibilities of etching,” he shared. Ever since, the printmaker’s talents have grown and flourished, creating the driven… Read More

Featured Artist: Ronnie Phillips

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The 2016 Historic Shaw Art Fair welcomes back award winning photographer and mixed media artist, Ronnie Phillips! A Los Angeles native, Phillips is recognized nationwide for his moving work, which has received over 100 awards and 10 “Best of Show” awards. Photographs of his have been featured in multiple well-received magazines such as Essence, TV Guide, and Ebony. His work has also struck the fancy of many celebrities, going home with clients such as Halle… Read More

Landscaping RFP

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The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association is seeking bids for landscaping work at several locations in the neighborhood. This request is for the remainder of 2016. If you or someone you know is interested in bidding, please click here to download the full RFP (Word document). Deadline: August 12, 2016 Contact Patrick McEvoy with any inquiries or clarification of this Request for Proposal or to schedule a time to walk through the work requested. Read More

Featured Artist: Kay Rice

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For the last 40 years, Kay Rice has identified herself as a fiber artist. Fiber art includes the use of both natural and synthetic fibers, as well as other materials such as felt, yarn, fabric, and more. She credits the use of her chosen medium partly to her family’s influence, revealing that all of the women in her family have practiced fiber art in one form or another. She has experimented with other art forms… Read More

SNIA Seeks Community Feedback

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The Shaw Neighborhood Improvement Association (SNIA) is seeking responses from Shaw residents for a ten day period prior to their April 18th Board of Directors meeting on a potential development in the neighborhood. Background on this matter as follows: On Jul. 28, 2015, the Community Development Administration (CDA), in conjunction with Alderman Steve Conway, sent out a request for proposals (RFP) concerning the property at 3901-05 Shaw (the former Salamah’s Market, Shaw and 39th), with responses due Jan. 30,… Read More

2016 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. Specifically, SNIA invites proposals requesting up to $2,000 to benefit the quality of life… Read More