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Our Work

A great arts district brings people together and enriches lives.

Clean, Safe, and Beautiful

We want to ensure the District is clean, safe, and beautiful for all visitors and residents. Significant improvements have been made due to the newly re-established a Community Improvement District (CID). The Grand Center CID has provided the steady, reliable revenue stream needed to address these kinds of needs on a continuing and systematic basis.

Visible, Vibrant, and Accessible

We’ve strengthened the perception of the District as a neighborhood with expanded walking tours and collaborative programming such as First Fridays, under which museum and gallery visitors are admitted free on the first Friday of each month.

Welcoming and Navigable

Grand Center Inc works to make the District feel like a coherent neighborhood. Making it more physically welcoming and navigable – for pedestrians, motorists, cyclists, etc. We strive to make the District easier for people to know what we have to offer, where it is, and how to get there.

Creating a Thriving Arts District

For almost 40 years, Grand Center Inc. has been helping the creative community thrive in the Grand Center Arts District.

Grand Center Arts District

St. Louis' Epicenter for the Arts

Discover the Sensational

Grand Center Arts District, St. Louis’ epicenter for the arts, is home to eclectic venues offering everything from Broadway to Black Box, Bebop to Broadway, street art to galleries – and is an always-evolving cultural crossroads with more to see, hear, taste, learn and experience than ever before.




Thousand Students




Million Visitors