Gateway Korea Foundation

The Gateway Korea Foundation provides opportunities for the Heartland Community to learn about and experience Korean culture. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, the Gateway Korea Foundation will draw from communities across the American Midwest to nurture a greater understanding and appreciation for Korean culture.


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The 6th Annual Chuseok Harvest Festival in St. Louis Celebrates Korean Culture: Local foundation invites the public to experience and celebrate Korean culture

Immediate Press Release

ST. LOUIS (Aug. 13, 2019)— The Gateway Korea Foundation will host its 6th annual Chuseok Korean Harvest Festival, marking the start of autumn with two free arts and culture events on Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th.

Chuseok means "the great middle (of autumn)" and is a major harvest festival in Korea. Traditionally a three-day holiday in Korea, Chuseok is a celebration of the good harvest where Korean families visit ancestral hometowns, enjoy song, dance, folk games, and share a feast of traditional foods. The Gateway Korea Foundation invites families and friends to learn and experience the culture of Korea at the following events:


  • The Chuseok Festival : Saturday, September 28th

Participate in Korean calligraphy demonstrations, while learning the Korean alphabet and making Korean kites and wood block stamps. Sample delicious foods and enjoy modern and traditional dance, Korean Samul-Nori drum and martial arts performances. Visitors can also enjoy traditional games, a K-pop dance performance, and try on traditional Korean dress called Hanboks.

Admission is free.

Noon-4:30 p.m.

Webster University - Community Music School

535 Garden Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63119-3141


  • Passport to Korea: Sunday, September 29th

Presented in collaboration with the St. Louis Art Museum as part of its   Family Sundays program, this event offers a chance to make traditional Korean arts and crafts, learn about the Korean alphabet, play games and more. Hear Korean stories in the storytelling corner. Free tours of the museum’s Korean art collection will also be offered.

Admission is free.

I p.m.-4 p.m.

St. Louis Art Museum

1 Fine Arts Drive

St. Louis, MO  63110


“From art to food, dance and costumes to music and martial arts, there are so many beautiful aspects of Korean culture,” said Young-Hie Nahm Kromm, A.I.A., Chairperson of the Gateway Korea Foundation. “This festival gives the community a chance to immerse themselves in all aspects of Korean culture and enjoy its contributions to the diversity of St. Louis.”

For more details, please visit or our social media pages on Facebook @gatewaykoreastl and Instagram @gkf_stl.