Visit the Centene Center for Arts and Education, home of the Arts and Education Council and 17 other arts and arts education organizations, and discover one of the stl250 Cakes! The Centene Center’s stl250 Cake is part of “Cakeway to the West,” described on www.stl250.org as “one part public art exhibit, one part scavenger hunt and one part history lesson.” 250 cakes are being exhibited through the end of 2014 at various historical, cultural and one-of-a-kind places in the St. Louis region. The two-tiered cakes are made of fiber glass and stand 4 feet tall and 36 inches wide. The cake in front of the Centene Center was created by artist Emily Cross.
The purpose of the “Cakeway to the West” is to provide an interactive almanac of locations that will provide a glimpse of St. Louis’s history, present and future. stl250 has created an interactive app with Arch Grant recipient, Candy Lab, that will help users learn more about each cake location. Users are able to “check in” at each cake location and are awarded points. Users with the most points are eligible to win prizes in drawings taking place in June and December.
Come down to Grand Center visit the Centene Center’s Cake at 3547 Olive Street. Learn more about “Cakeway to the West.”