Are you staying in an Arch Interim Housing corporate suite? If so, you’re probably unfamiliar with the city of St. Louis and might be unaware of all the wonderful things to partake in within the city. Did you know that you are staying in a city that’s full of fantastic activities to do, well-renowned eateries, and places full of unforgettable events to participate in?

Here’s the best part – traveling to these places, while easy to begin with, is easier than ever with “Attraction Corridor” signs, which are located along the major thoroughfares and interstates of the city. On those signs, you will see attractions related to the big three inner-city thoroughfares – Broadway, Grand Avenue, and Kingshighway.

Last month, we discussed all of the various activities in the Broadway Corridor. In this month’s edition, we at Arch Interim Housing will discuss 9 activities you can partake in and enjoy along and near the Grand Avenue Corridor. Many of these activities, several of which you might not have ever heard of before, are geared more toward the arts. Read all about them below, music lovers, adventure seekers, and curios readers!

Fabulous Fox Theatre: You haven’t seen St. Louis until you’ve gone to a show at the Fabulous Fox! A magnificently restored 1929 movie palace set in the heart of the city, The Fabulous Fox is the place to go to see all the latest concerts, family shows, dances, and, of course, the best of Broadway. Check out their line-up here!

Grand Center: This major arts and entertainment district is definitely for those who love and appreciate the arts in all their different forms. At Grand Center, you’ll find 12 museums and galleries and more than 30 arts organizations, and you’ll be able to see live acts and concerts such as the well-renowned Funky Butt Brass Band. After you check out your one-of-a-kind art experience, be sure to dine at one of the fine eateries around Grand Center. From Dooley’s to The Fountain on Locust to The Bistro at Grand Center, your taste buds will be tantalized!

Chaifetz Arena: Another location that features many different concerts, conventions, graduations, and community events is that of Chaifetz Arena, the 10,600-seat, multi-purpose venue on the campus of St. Louis University. The arena hosts all sorts of events from graduations to Carrie Underwood and Bob Dylan to Cirque du Soliel and Disney On Ice. Check out their events at!

Powell Hall: Prepare to be wowed when you visit the Powell Hall! You will be in for quite a treat when you check out one of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s many concerts. Your ears will take in perfect renditions of classical and modern music while your eyes will feast on the beautiful, extravagant theatre. This really is a treat for the senses and perfect for music lovers!

Grandel Theatre: Established in 1992, The Grandel Theatre is the home of the award-winning Black Repertory Company and St. Louis Shakespeare. You can catch numerous national acts and plays! Check their website here for more details!

The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries: Right in the heart of Grand Center, The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries are full of cultural treasures. You will experience the best in jazz, classical, folk, and world music when you visit The Sheldon, and you can also observe their many rotating exhibits of paintings, sculptures, architecture, photography, and so much more!

Pulitzer Foundation For the Arts: This foundation serves not just as a place to view and appreciate works of art. While there, you can engage in discussions about art and architecture and take part in many programs that the foundation offers. Admission to the foundation is free, and they are open on Wednesdays from noon until 5 p.m. and from Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Portfolio Gallery and Education Center: Founded in 1999 by Robert A. Powell, the Portfolio Gallery and Education Center educates, enriches lives, and fosters awareness of African American artists. Celebrating more than 20 years of service to the community, the center impacts more than 5,000 people each year. Be sure to check them out from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

South Grand: Many of the above locales are situated north of I-64. When you venture south on Grand, you will find a hub of cultural events, convenient services, and enticing shops and restaurants. Where else can you find an award-winning Vietnamese restaurant, vegetarian café, and a hip martini bar in one place? You’ll find that and so much more at South Grand.

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