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Downtown STL Public Art Initiative

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

Advisory Committee

The following people are members of the Download STL Public Art Initiative Advisory Committee.

Advisory Committee

Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Patricia Smith Thurman, 10th Street Gallery
Fedra Ekres, Artist
Jenny Ryan, PGAV
Peter Tao, Tao + Lee Architects
Gavin Kroeber, independent curator
Mary Walsh, McElwain Fine Arts
Jessica Grafton, HOK
Ex Officio Members

Vanessa Cooksey, Regional Arts Commission
Missy Kelley, Downtown STL, Inc.
Kitty Ratcliffe, Explore St. Louis