Students install international art project in Ryan Hummert Park

Students at the Art Institute of St. Louis have constructed an art project at Lyndover Avenue and Sutton Boulevard, on a corner of Ryan Hummert Park. The portfolio expansion class is bringing the Before I Die project to St. Louis. Professor, Jenny Kettler, said it’s an international art movement that installs giant chalkboards in parks and public spaces, then invites people to share their innermost thoughts.

Wack-A-Doo kicks off Maplewood summer concerts

The rain stayed away for the first concert of the summer in Ryan Hummert Park Wednesday evening. Wack-A-Doo played swing, folksy Americana style music for the couple hundred residents who came. The Bottom Up Blues Gang, will play at the next concert, on June 22. Concert series to begin at Ryan Hummert Park

Concert series to begin at Ryan Hummert Park: the schedule

The annual Maplewood Chamber of Commerce summer concert series in Ryan Hummert Park is set to kick off on Wednesday with Wack-A-Doo — playing a “high-powered mix of toe-tapping vintage swing, folksy Americana and speakeasy syncopation” —  according to their Facebook page. Wack-A-Doo kicks off Maplewood summer concerts

The concerts are the fourth Wednesday of each month through the summer, 6-8 p.m.

Wack-A-Doo, May 25
The Bottom Up Blues Gang, June 22
The UltraViolets, July 27
Robbie & the Rockin’ Fools, Aug. 24
Griffin and the Gargoyles, Sept. 28 — Concert for a Cause

Taste of Maplewood: the food, the winners, the music

Maplewood’s food purveyors lined several blocks of Sutton Boulevard Saturday as folks packed the street for the eighth annual Taste of Maplewood. Three of the tasters were Jean Carnahan of Good Food St. Louis (and Missouri’s First Lady in the 90s), Lern Colvin from KSHE95 and Charlie Gutherie of We Eat Stuff blog. They judged the Taste winners. Carnahan said in Good Food St.

Maplewood parking space to be transformed for a day

Early Friday morning, one parking spot on Manchester Road in front of Shop ’n Save will become part of a movement to call attention for the need for more urban open space. It’s part of PARK(ing) Day 2015. PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where residents, artists and activists come together to temporarily transform metered parking spaces (unmetered in Maplewood’s case) into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places, according to a press release. In Maplewood, SWT Design will do the transforming. They expect to be there from around 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday.

Dog swim ends pool season

The final swimmers of the year cooled off at the Maplewood Aquatic Center’s 11th annual dog swim Friday and Saturday. All proceeds will go to the Maplewood Dog Park. City staff and volunteers make this possible every year.

Serve 2015

Lawn Party! Free food & entertainment!

Join us this Saturday (September 12th) from 11am – 2pm at Maplewood United Methodist Church for our annual SERVE lawn party.  We are located at the corner of Sutton & Flora in Maplewood. Hotdogs, snowcones, a bouncy house for the kids and more!  Join us for the lawn part from 11am – 2pm on Saturday.  All are welcome!

National acts to play Ryan Hummert Park

Two local groups with national touring schedules — Clockwork and Bella & Lily — are set to play the Maplewood Community Betterment Foundation concert at Ryan Hummert Park, on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Clockwork is a St. Louis-based group consisting of Jordan Slone (guitar/vocals), Logan Slone (bass/vocals) and Logan Mohler (drums/vocals). They have been creating their brand of “sometimes-raucous/sometimes-beautiful rock music slathered in memorable melodies and striking harmonies” since 2011 — before they were of legal driving age.

Crowd, dancers at summer concert in Maplewood

Most spots were taken Wednesday night when The Jeremiah Johnson Band played their bluesy rock at Ryan Hummert Park. The concert was part of the Maplewood Community Betterment Foundation summer concert series, with concerts the last Wednesday of the month through the summer. Two concerts remain; next month’s is the Concert for a Cause. Bring a food item to benefit the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District’s food pantry. Clockwork with Bella & Lily, *Concert for a Cause* Indie Pop from two of St.

Thed Powell Hall Cake is currently on display in front of Larder & Cupboard.

Parade of STL 250 cakes to open Let Them Eat Art

This year’s Let them Eat Art, Maplewood’s “Whimsical Tribute to Bastille Day” on Friday  July 10 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., will offer a special parade. A parade of the St. Louis 250 Cakes, courtesy of  STL 250 Cakelovers, will kick off the fun with a parade of cakes down Sutton Boulevard at 6:30 p.m. Following the parade — “Cake Walk to Cake Land” — the cakes, along with the artists, will be displayed along Sutton Boulevard and other Maplewood spots. The idea is to get the public to interact with the artist, said Francine Case, owner of St. Louis 250 Cake Lovers.