The artist Don Wiegand continues to evolve powerfully within the American figurative tradition. His extraordinary works of commemorative sculpture and portraiture have drawn international acclaim not only for their perfection of execution, but also for the emotional response their unveilings capture. He links his creative powers to meticulous research, capturing the organizing form on an emotional level in combinations that render his subject’s living character and emotions.
Portrait sculptures of Charles A. Lindbergh, Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Christopher Columbus, August A. Busch, Jr., Pope John Paul II, and Bob Hope are among his many distinguished achievements, and demonstrate the range of Wiegand’s talent. Senior heads of state, corporate leaders, national museums, and over 500 private collectors in many countries have brought international recognition to this master sculptor who still lives and works in his native Chesterfield, Missouri. Wiegand has received numerous awards nationally and is a member of the National Sculpture Society.
Arts and cultural events are waiting around every corner throughout the St. Louis region. Explore the abundant creativity our area has to offer. From gallery shows and performances to public installations, St. Louis is rich with culture and the arts in all forms. Browse these links to experience our arts community firsthand.
Due to the ongoing financial impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Regional Arts Commission (RAC) has been working diligently to adjust our annual grantmaking programs to ensure alignment with RAC’s strategic priorities, and in response to feedback from the arts community.
As the leading public catalyst for arts and culture in St. Louis, the Regional Arts Commission leverages the power of creativity to strengthen and enrich our community. Read our commitment to diversity, racial equity, accessibility, and inclusion, and see our strategic plan for the next five years.
Covid-19 has impacted us all. But what it hasn’t changed is RAC’s commitment to finding innovative ways to support arts programming, arts organizations, and individual artists through the pandemic, and to resuming these programs as soon as conditions allow.