Family and friends of the late Tyrell Anthony Thompson are proud to announce the first viewing of the Finesse Center (1204 Washington Ave. St. Louis, MO 63103) being held on November 10th, Tyrell’s 29th birthday. With music, food, networking and more, attendees will get a glimpse at what the Finesse Center has to offer as well as celebrate Tyrell’s birthday the way he would want us all to.
On June 9th, 2016, Tyrell A. Thompson was shot and killed in an attempted robbery in the Central West End. At 28, he still had a ton of living to do. Also well known as “Rell Finesse,” Tyrell dedicated his entire life to art and the art community. He spent every working hour and beyond perfecting his craft. For most of his life, he was the epitome of a dedicated, starving artist. Tyrell attended the Art Institute of Santa Monica and later transferred to Webster University. In the last year of his life, Tyrell was employed as a graphic designer at LockerDome and spent every free minute creating paintings, graphics, and drawings in his downtown loft.
Tyrell’s loft was more than just his home but a creative hub for him and his friends. His famous “Wall,” which displayed all of his artwork, is the backdrop of countless memories and photos. A lot of people not only lost a great friend when he passed, but also found themselves without a space to gather, fellowship, and create. Kayla Thompson, Tyrell’s sister, founded the Finesse Center as a way to immortalize Tyrell’s life work as well as create a space that fosters creativity for artists and other creatives just as his loft did.
The Finesse Center is a coworking space designed to be a collaboration community and resource for creatives located in the heart of downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Among the biggest challenges for a creative freelance professional is finding an inspiring place to work, meet professionally with clients, as well as network and access resources. The Finesse Center is the answer to community's needs by providing a creative space to work and finesse their craft.
Come check out what we've worked tirelessly on since the passing of our brother and friend. On this day, we will celebrate his life and the legacy he left behind. Come jam with us, network, sign up for a membership + more!
Over the course of the last four months, we have been working hard to renovate the 4th floor of the Jack Thompson Square building and transform it into the Finesse Center.
For years, this space has provided office space and with the help of small businesses and local talent, we will not only continue to provide office space to community but tangible and educational resources as well.
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