fort gondo compound for the arts was a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community arts forum founded by Galen Gondolfi that ran from 2002-2017 on Cherokee Street in St. Louis’ South City. fort gondo’s approach to programming was borrowed from the socioeconomic model of microlending: we offered small loans of time and space to under-recognized artists -- or artists wishing to realize otherwise unrealizable projects -- whose exceptional merit had been otherwise overlooked by mainstream organizations.

Continue to follow Gondolfi’s projects at the Granite City Art & Design District in Granite City, IL.


Former Board of Directors:

Galen Gondolfi,

     president and founder

Robert Boyle

Bevin Early

David Early

Nancy Kranzberg

Dr. Thomas O’Guinn

Linda Simon, Esq.

Michael Schuh


Jessica Baran,

Former director

Cole Lu,

Former assistant director


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