Public Media Commons

The Public Media Commons is a collaboration of the Nine Network of Public Media, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and St. Louis Public Radio. The Public Media Commons is managed by the Nine Network and is privately funded by local contributors. The Public Media Commons is a 9,000-square-foot space flanked by large-screen video walls—two stories high—on two sides. Equipped with the latest technology, the space encourages sharing and creating audio/visual experiences in a dynamic cityscape conducive to collaboration and experimentation.

The two large-scale video walls—two stories high—will become “windows on the world,” providing cultural and sensory adventures for all ages. In addition to the video walls the space will include four interactive touch screens, a performance stage and a window into one of the Nine Network studios. The scale of the walls, the vivid quality of the imagery and sound, the surrounding urban architecture, and even a landscaped knoll for quiet contemplation provides an environment like no other — an urban environment that becomes a playground for the mind and the senses.

This unique open-air media environment in the Grand Center Arts District of St. Louis is intended to bring people together for experiences that stimulate creative thinking and serve the community as an incubator of arts and ideas. Bordered by the Nine Network, St. Louis Public Radio, and the Sheldon Concert Hall in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District, the Public Media Commons is in close proximity to the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, the Kranzberg Arts Center, the St. Louis Symphony, and numerous other arts venues.

The public will be able to visit the Public Media Commons from morning to night for experiences ranging from large-screen video productions to performances, events, films, and interactive audio/visual adventures that ignite wonder.

Address: 3653 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63108

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