Downtown STL Public Art Initiative and InSITE 2020

The Downtown STL Public Art Initiative is leading the charge to bring more public art to Downtown.

The Initiative represents the action phase of the Downtown STL Public Art Plan, which was developed through a yearlong process that engaged Downtown residents, workers, visitors, organizations, elected officials, developers, and businesses to present a shared vision and practical strategies for how public art can serve as a critical tool in Downtown’s ongoing transformation and resurgence.

The Downtown STL Public Art Initiative exists to make ideas a reality and to implement the vision of the Downtown STL Public Art Plan that public art will support building a dense, inclusive, and culturally vibrant downtown that is a vital anchor to the region.

The Initiative does this by:

  • Developing and leading new public art projects
  • Partnering with other downtown stakeholders to launch and manage projects
  • Acting as a resource for developers, property owners, arts, and community organizations and artists wishing to initiate their own public art projects

Downtown STL Public Art Plan Executive Summary (PDF)

Downtown STL Public Art Plan Full (PDF)

 

InSITE 2020

As part of its efforts, the Downtown STL Public Art Initiative announces InSITE 2020.

InSITE 2020 invites artists to share and develop ideas for site-specific, temporary public artworks that they would like to create in the Downtown St. Louis core that impact how we see Downtown — from the actual physical character, to different views and sightlines, to our views or perceptions of what this area is and can be — encouraging exploration, curiosity, and a new way of seeing.