WHAT: GROUPHUG ST. LOUIS 2012 (Facebook Event Link)
Get a friend or friends to photograph you HUGGING your favorite person, place, or thing in St. Louis. It can be your next door neighbor, your favorite coffee shop, a park bench, or the Arch. Anything goes, as long as it represents St. Louis’s heart, to you.
WHO: All Lovers of St. Louis
WHEN: Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 7pm
WHERE: Crown Square in Old North St. Louis
The top photos as selected by the organizers (City Affair) will be displayed at the Old North St. Louis Restoration Group Gallery at 2700 N. 14th Street, 63106. YOU can then vote on your favorite!
(Just south of Crown Candy—the 2700 block of North 14th Street [map] will be closed for us!)
WHY: GROUPHUG St. Louis, in its second year, is an annual event that celebrates the people, places, and things that make St. Louis great. As a city and region we seem to be well aware of our deficiencies. By sending people out to hug their favorite St. Louis assets, we get a better sense of what we’ve done right, what we’re doing right as a city—what we love about ourselves. Plus it’s just another excuse to throw a big party and watch as our friends literally hug our fair city’s stock of fountains, bike lanes, and landmarks.
Highlights for GROUPHUG St. Louis 2012
> Lulu Local Eatery Food Truck will be there serving up delicious, made-from-scratch food!
> Martin Casas of Frontyard Features will be bringing his neighborhood-sized screen so we can view the photos!
> The famed DJ Alexis will be spinning for us! Dance party!
> City Affair will be supplying some alcohol for the event, but feel free to BYOB! (UPDATE 5/24/12: The Gramophone is donating a keg of Civil Life beer for the event! Thank you SO much, Gramophone!)
> The event is totally FREE.
> $100 cash prize for the top vote-getter! More prizes to be announced!
Submit your photos to GROUPHUGSTL@GMAIL.COM by Friday, May 25th at 5pm to be considered for prizes!
Below is a sample shot of a submission we received from KDHX!