Cherokee Street is a vibrant center for commerce, culture and creativity in St. Louis bringing together contemporary art, architecture and culture, all within a historic district. Galleries, design studios, art exhibition spaces, public art projects and artists’ studios assemble on Cherokee Street. An independent arts community, where a collective spirit prevails – of inclusiveness, collaboration, diversity and enthusiasm – fueled by a by-the-bootstraps DIY ethos. Named St. Louis’ Mexican-food mecca, Cherokee Street has a large concentration of Latino owned-and-operated bakeries, restaurants, shops and grocers. Plenty of taquerías are located throughout the neighborhood, showcasing a localized styling of delicious Mexican food. The Cinco de Mayo celebration on Cherokee Street is a celebration of the Hispanic Culture and creative spirit on Cherokee. The Cinco de Mayo festival features live entertainment on three stages with more than 15 bands performing throughout the course of the day. The People’s Joy Parade, occurring alongside the Cinco De Mayo Celebration, is an expression of springtime celebration to honor the spirit of community on Cherokee Street and the resourceful creations of local artists. Commemorating Mexico’s declaration of independence from Spain, the Latinos en Accion celebrates the national holiday of Mexican Independence Day in September. This two-day annual festival brings Mexican and Mexican-American communities together as they celebrate the rich heritage, history, and culture of their Mexican ancestors who fought for their independence. Annually, hundreds of people turn up for the Print Bazaar on Cherokee Street to mosey along the historic shopping district and purchase the printed wares of local artists. Held the first Saturday in December, holiday sale is one of the largest print sales in the Midwest, showcasing local and regional artists.
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Hidden treasureReviewed By RhondaM452 May 2021
As I was leaving the Layfette Square area I decided to drive through soulard area and took another turn and there is was. Cherokee Auction District. Shops, outdoor eateries and vintage shops. Can’t...Full Review
Antique shop ownerReviewed By Eldersantiques January 2020
Sadly whoever is monitoring this sight doesn’t know the difference between Cherokee Antique Row and Cherokee Station. Cherokee Antique Row is a quaint Antique, restaurant, museum and historic...Full Review
Retro 101/Cherry Bomb Vintage - the best, funkiest vintage store anywhere - worth the tripReviewed By Barflamenco December 2018
Cherokee Row is sadly, not excellent. It's actually pretty depressing since many shops have closed or have limited hours. The excellent rating goes to Retro, the best vintage store anywhere. When...Full Review