Craft Alliance is pleased to announce its relocation to a new, larger facility in the Delmar Maker District. The 56-year-old organization is now open at 5080 Delmar Boulevard in a 14,000-square-foot expanded space.
The new Craft Alliance location has an increased capacity to serve more students and host larger exhibitions and events. The facility features larger studios, an expanded exhibition gallery as well as retail space, and administrative offices. New studio space includes facilities for artists-in-residence, ceramics, metals, wood, fiber, glass, and other craft media.
“With our new space we are able to provide educational craft experiences from classes to exhibitions, workshops, and a retail shop in a vibrant environment designed to meet the needs of our community,” said Mark Witzling, Executive Director of Craft Alliance. “As we expand our programming in this larger space, we look forward to collaborating with our neighbors in the Delmar Maker District.”
The organization, which offers classes, exhibitions, artist residencies, a retail shop, and extensive community outreach programs, engages over 25,000 people annually and occupied the same Delmar Loop location since 1969. Relocation and expansion support came from The Windgate Foundation, the Staenberg Family Foundation, the Suzanne Feld Zalk Foundation, and Peggy Cohen Voss.
Currently, due to COVID-19, the facility is open with safety measures in place for a limited capacity. The new Staenberg Gallery currently presents the 2019 Artists-In-Residence Exhibition and the Gallery Shop features handcrafted gifts from local and national artists. Craft Alliance’s Fall classes and workshops run Oct. 21 – Dec. 23, 2020, with enrollment caps to accommodate appropriate social distancing. The organization also offers virtual classes and after-school learning for youth. Patrons can be among the first to explore the expanded location through small-group, guided tours. Information to sign up for a scheduled tour is available online. Information is available at www.craftalliance.org.
The new space at 5080 Delmar Boulevard was renovated and remodeled, with design and architectural services overseen by Mademan Design, the same firm that worked on the expansion of nearby Third Degree Glass Factory. The new area, known as the Delmar Maker District of Delmar Boulevard, is located in the City of St. Louis, and home to several creative organizations including Third Degree Glass Factory, MADE, and Magic House at MADE.
ABOUT CRAFT ALLIANCE
Craft Alliance is a non-profit art center dedicated to empowering and enriching communities through craft. From its new location in the Delmar Maker District in St. Louis, Missouri, Craft Alliance offers exhibitions, education classes for all skill levels, free community programs, artist residencies and a gallery shop. Craft Alliance is funded in part by the Arts and Education Council; the Regional Arts Commission; the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency; and the generous support of its members. For more information, call 314.725.1177 or visit www.craftalliance.org.