A Benefit


Rain Stippec

St. Louis Artists Join Together for
CommUnity Arts Festival STL

Two Weekends of Performances, Community Building Workshops, and A Young Artists Workshop to benefit Rain Stippec


This fall, a new type of festival will be coming to Satori in collaboration with AnnonyArts. The CommUnity Arts Festival STL was conceived in response to a random act of gun violence involving fellow artist and dancer, Rain Stippec, as a campaign to counteract this type of crime in St. Louis with community building through art. This event will provide a source for local art to be safely seen and heard while engaging and educating audiences. 


The Community Arts Festival will run for two weekends:  September 2 and September 9th. Throughout these two weekends, we have invited artists in all disciplines to come together and perform in honor of Rain’s artistry and strength, and proceeds generated will be used to aid in her recovery. Participating companies and non-profit organizations include MADCO, Ashleyliane Dance Company, Angel Band Project, Common Thread Dance Company, Big Muddy Dance Company, Artists for a Cause, and many more.


Founder Paige Walden-Johnson is proud to bring this festival to fruition, and is looking forward to continuing the festival in years to come. She has stated that “Saint Louis’s violence is a barrier to acquiring and keeping audience members. The art community will start facing this challenge head on by making it visible.” It is our hope that CommUnity Arts Festival will continue to bring awareness to violence in St. Louis, and in coming years can continue to benefit the survivors of such acts. 


For more information on performing companies, partnering organizations, and our young artists workshop, please visit us online at https://www.communityartsfestival.com/


It is up to us to begin the process of change for our city, our audiences, and our artists. 


Paige Walden-Johnson
CommUNITY Arts Festival - Founder


Due to major involvement from the community, this event has fortunately exceeded the capacity that Satori is able to hold. The event now will be held at the the Marcelle Theater and Grandel Theater.

Information for both is below.

September 2nd and 9th 

September 2nd at:

Marcelle Theatre

 3310 Samuel Shepard Dr
St. Louis, MO 63103


September 9th at:

The Grandel Theatre

 3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis, MO 63103

Click here to donate to Rain Stippec’s Recovery:


Also visit www.communityartsfestival.com for more information on the event.


Click here for information regarding information for the

Young Artists Workshop

Presented by ANNONYArts at Satori