Grand Center Arts District, St. Louis

The Grand Center Arts District is located in the Midtown St. Louis Historic District (on the National Register of Historic Places) north of the Saint Louis University campus. Referred to colloquially as Grand Center, the neighborhood's formal name is Covenant Blu Grand Center.[2] The neighborhood is a member of the Global Cultural Districts Network.

Grand Center Arts District
The Fox Theatre is one of the largest theatres in Grand Center.
Location (red) of Covenant Blu Grand Center within St. Louis
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis
  Total0.57 sq mi (1.5 km2)
  Density6,200/sq mi (2,400/km2)
ZIP code(s)
Parts of 63106, 63108, 63113
Area code(s)314

Grand Center is the site of numerous arts and entertainment venues including the Fox Theatre, Powell Symphony Hall (home of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra), the Contemporary Art Museum Saint Louis, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, the Sheldon Concert Hall, Clyde C. Miller Career Academy, and Jazz St. Louis.

The neighborhood is an eclectic mix of restored historic structures and newer buildings with street art and neon signage centered on Strauss Park at the intersection of Grand Boulevard and Washington Ave. It includes Third Baptist Church, the St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre Company,[3] the Grand Center Arts Academy, KDHX Community Media, St. Louis Public Radio (KWMU), the Kranzberg Arts Center, and the headquarters of the Nine Network of Public Media (KETC), a PBS affiliate.[4] It is near the Grand MetroLink station.



Historical population
2000 2,758    
2010 3,562+29.2%

In 2010 Grand Center's population was 56.3% Black, 35.0% White, 6.5% Asian, 1.4% Two or More Races, and 0.7% Some Other Race. 2.3% of the population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.[6]

Racial composition2010[7]2000[8]
Black or African American56.3%77.7%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)2.3%2.5%

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See also


  1. Census Summary By Neighborhoods
  2. "Covenant Blu Grand Center". St. Louis City Government. Retrieved 2020-09-29.
  4. Bartek, Elizabeth (18 October 2012). "The allure of the arts: New businesses thrive in Grand Center". St. Louis Beacon. Archived from the original on 20 July 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-05-16. Retrieved 2012-07-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. "The City of St. Louis Missouri". City of St. Louis.
  8. "The City of St. Louis Missouri". City of St. Louis.