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InSITE STL is a group of site-specific, temporary public artworks in Downtown St. Louis funded by the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis. The works, developed by St. Louis-based artists, impact how we see Downtown — from the actual physical character, to different views and sightlines, to our views and perceptions of what Downtown is and can be.


InSITE STL Projects

Tim Portlock
Timothy Portlock
Projection Series

A Hometown Folk Tale, and Other Stories is a collection of digital projections of animated imagery inspired by Downtown. The artwork was created through collaborations led by Portlock with various artist with ties to St. Louis. Each use the specific architecture of the site as a multi-story canvas and inspiration. Works can be viewed every evening from sundown to 11 p.m.


Jenny Murphy
Jenny Murphy
The Department Co.

The Department Co. explores new and alternative possibilities for commerce and community while referencing Downtown’s historical commercial center through three illustrative window murals. Murphy aims to shed light on a future in which community members play an active role in defining and creating culture in St. Louis.

Jacob Stanley
Jacob Stanley
Ribbons of Light

Ribbons of Light engulfs the corner of the Park Pacific Apartments parking garage with LED tentacle-like lines of light intended to merge with the architectural details of the site and interrupt the rigid grid of the city. The artwork explores the dynamics of movement, balance and light using commonly found utilitarian materials.

Van Dyck Murphy Studio - Kelley and Jonathan Murphy
Van Dyck Murphy Studio
Flora Field

Flora Field distills the historic architectural ornament designs of renowned architects Adler and Sullivan and ancient building construction techniques through the lens of digital technologies to create a 3D-printed masonry screen wall. The site-specific sculpture, located in the courtyard of the landmark Wainwright Building, fills the site with patterns of light and shadow and optical effects based on the ornamental geometries of the traditional façade.

1. Jacob Stanley
Ribbons of Light
The Park Pacific garage
1211 Pine Street

2. Van Dyck Murphy Studio
Flora Field
The Wainwright Building Courtyard
715 Chestnut Street

3. Jenny Murphy
The Department Co.: The Garden Dept.
The Railway Exchange window
615 Olive Street

4. Jenny Murphy 
The Department Co.: The Accessories Dept.
The Railway Exchange window
604 Locust Street

5. Jenny Murphy
The Department Co.: The Stationary Dept.
The Laurel Building window
613 N. 6th Street