On Saturday, August 17th, FoodSpark will host The Spark, a dinner party which capstones a three-month-long Black Summer series on Black Liberation. We will celebrate local ideas and creators working to address issues facing Black people in St. Louis. At the end of the night, we crowdfund (through audience vote) a microgrant to help amplify one of the ideas.
On Saturday, June 22, FoodSpark will host a barbecue-themed potluck at Fairground Park. As we gather near the pool, we will touch on topics including the 70th anniversary of the Fairground Park race riots, Juneteenth, and the 5 year anniversary of Michael Brown Jr.’s murder.
This event sets brave space for us to voice to our feelings - our anger, frustration, sadness - and second, making sure that we are taking care of ourselves as individuals and as a community. Come share what’s on your mind at this moment and bring a dish that’s bringing you comfort. This month's culinary theme is "casserole."
Kick off this series with us through the FoodSpark potluck as we discuss how food access, justice, and traditions have look in our families, in our neighborhoods, and across the city.
Culinary Theme: Food My Grandma Made
For this potluck gathering, please bring a dish that reminds you of home. It can be a family recipe, an inspired-dish from your hometown, or even St. Louis fave. We will also have food graciously donated by Jaden's Diner, a soul food restaurant based in The Ville neighborhood.
FoodSpark X gatherings extend the conversations that are started at our FoodSpark potlucks. Throughout the months of April and May, community members are invited to host their own dinners on the topic of LGBTQ+ community support and resources.
During this January 11 happy hour session at Venture Cafe, we will use the night to re-visit ideas generated from our November FoodSpark Gathering (with Regional Arts Commission) and December FoodSpark X dinners as we imagine more ways to increase the value of arts, culture, and creativity in St. Louis.
Potluck at my house as part of FoodSpark X! I attended one of these recently and they've asked everyone to host one so we can get more perspectives. You know as well as I do that I am no expert on the arts scene in STL, so proof that ANYONE is welcome. This is an open, laid-back discussion and dining adventure.
As part of the new FoodSpark X platform, I'm hosting a dessert party at my house to get people making art and creating ideas. This gathering is inspired by our collaboration with the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis and its EVOKE Arts & Culture planning process for the region.
In conjunction with its current exhibition, Evocation, the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis (RAC) presents Evocation Evenings, creative dialogues facilitated by local artists. Please join us for our fifth and final Evocation Evening, a special partnership with FoodSpark.
In April, FoodSpark is excited to be collaborating with the St. Louis Mosaic Project to host a potluck dinner gathering centered around welcoming immigrants and refugees to St. Louis. FoodSpark guests are invited to join Mosaic Ambassadors for this collaborative conversation.
It's Women's History Month and we're bringing back our Womanism v. Feminism conversation for the third year in a row! Join us for a rich discussion on the historical and present-day differences between feminism and womanism. We hope to include a discussion around feminism, white feminism, and intersectionality in regards to the many women's marches earlier this year.