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New 'City Campfire' art installation coming to South Grand

The exhibit will be up May 1 through August 1
Credit: South Grand Community Improvement District

ST. LOUIS — Sitting around a campfire may arguably be the best part of camping. It’s a chance to gather, share stories and lose ourselves under the big starry night sky.

That’s why Raven Fox of Radiant Studio Work created St. Louis’ latest LED art installation, "City Campfire."

The exhibit is meant to conceptually imitate a campfire in the wilderness through a visual and audio component.

You can expect to see a digital campfire display, while hearing campfire stories come to life.

The stories come from local organization Campfire, which focuses on teaching group facilitation and practicing the art of storytelling.  

The exhibit will be up May 1 through August 1. The display will be up all day until 10 p.m. on South Grand in the district’s outdoor event space, the Ritz Park, located at 3147-3151 South Grand Blvd.

South Grand Community Improvement District said it’s a chance to not only visit the exhibition, but to also take a stroll through the district, check out the eclectic shops and grab a bite to eat.

RELATED: Here's what the CDC says about having safe summer camps

Speaking of campfires and the outdoors, if your child is interested in going to summer camp this upcoming season, the CDC has updated its guidelines.

The latest CDC guidance on summer camps includes:

  • Outdoors are typically safer than indoors
  • Children should get frequent hand washing breaks
  • Anyone who is not vaccinated against COVID-19 — which currently would include those under the age of 16 — should wear a face mask when distanced less than six feet apart (except when swimming)
  • Kids should be separated into pods or cohorts to minimize contact
  • Avoid close-contact games and activities
  • Be extra diligent about safety precautions in the days before and after overnight camp
  • Keep your child home if they're feeling sick