Art by: Kenneth Calvert | Visual Artist
Vaughn Cultural Arts Center
The Vaughn Cultural Center (VCC) is a cultural arts jewel within St. Louis’ African American community. Established in 1977 through a generous donation from the late Mrs. Ermaline Vaughn, in memory of her husband Dr. Arthur Vaughn, a St. Louis physician, it aims to promote an appreciation and awareness for the culture and history of African Americans through art exhibits, literature, music, storytelling, and special programs.
Located in Grand Center at the Urban League Headquarters, The Vaughn Cultural Center showcases exhibits and artwork created by regional and national African American artists, and also provides a venue for local poets, musicians, and published writers.
The Vaughn was highlighted as a trendy, popular place to visit within the U.S. by MadameNoire, an online lifestyle publication for African American women, and featured in their “Exploring Black Meccas” video series.