Town Talk Features

The Best Of … Grand Center

In the Grand Center Arts District, not a week goes by without talented people doing something creative. The vibrant fine arts scene is replete with museums, theater, dance and concerts, and there are plenty of places to shop, dine and unwind before or after a show. Here are just a few of the grand gathering spots where holiday memories can be made.

local shopping
craft alliance center of art + design
Wrap up your holiday gifting at the gallery shop.

bars & restaurants
Chef Rob Connoley presents seasonal flavors and Ozark-inspired cuisine.

grand tavern by david burke
Enjoy classic and contemporary American dishes at the eclectic Angad Arts Hotel.

fieldhouse pub & grill
Sports fans can enjoy a variety of appetizers, burgers, brews and more.

strauss park
The gathering space is home to music and food events and other entertainment.

arts academy plaza
The 14,000-square-foot plaza hosts a variety of events and performers.

notable landmarks
contemporary art museum st. louis
Along with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation next door, this museum of modern-day expression is known for avant-garde exhibits and events.

the grandel
Enjoy pre- or post-show drinks at The Dark Room, then take in a musical or play at this lovely venue, renovated and reopened in 2017.

the sheldon concert hall & art galleries
The historic building hosts events like comedy performances, concerts and art exhibits.

holiday events
st. louis symphony orchestra
Programs include the Mercy Holiday Celebration and A Gospel Christmas with Kennedy Holmes.

urban chestnut wintermarkt
Saturdays in December, enjoy a selection of gifts and goodies from local vendors.