LouFest, St. Louis region's premier music festival, and TechArtista, a business center for creative professionals, are debuting a nano-architecture exhibition titled “Spirit” that bridges art, technology and impact. The mission of the Spirit program is to bring innovation local, and inspire new and existing residents to invest in St. Louis.
For the inaugural 2017 exhibition, Spirit structures are built using the universal block of a triangle and installed throughout the LouFest grounds in Forest Park. Once the festival is complete, the triangles will be donated to non-profit partners and re-assembled for site specific needs.
Bridging civic and business collaboration is powerful, and this Spirit is here to stay.
Totem poles are monumental sculptures that have traditionally served as creative place-making anchors.
We have designed totem poles that will stop people in their tracks as they move around the festival and will be placed in the mail plaza. Twisting triangles and eye-popping artwork will make these totems prime photo-opportunities and stop visitors in their tracks.
Curved walls will guide visitor imagination to explore each angle and artistic component. They will live as independent walls or be connected in a series of walls for a complete shade structure.
They may become product or retail display for single businesses or networks of businesses.
Large white tents have been the standard for providing festival goers sun coverage, yet these tents lack character. Our take on the shade structure is multifaceted, providing visitors with space to meet with friends, enjoy food from local vendors or relax and lounge.
Positioned close to major traffic points including the Nosh Pit and Market Square, these structures will attract a steady flow of festival goers, and when positioned together, create a meeting place that is open and free flowing.
TechArtista and LouFest are working together to highlight the vibrant community that makes the city of St. Louis a great place to live and work.
LouFest U, a free pre-festival event held on September 8th, will present local university students with guest speakers and opportunities for students to engage with regional employers and entrepreneurial organizations.
The event is a strong appeal to students and millennials to encourage them to build their careers in St. Louis.