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Creativity thrives in St. Louis. Sculptures, murals, fountains, mosaics and memorials are part of the fabric of the streets and parks of our region. Public art goes beyond the expected idea of art. Public art in St. Louis extends to a wide range of innovative concepts, projects and programs. Explore the different areas of our community and the public art that enriches our lives below.

A group of site-specific, temporary public artworks in Downtown St. Louis.

Downtown STL Public Art Initiative
Leading the charge to bring more public art to Downtown St. Louis.



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South St. Louis City

At eighty-one feet high and 40,000 pounds, Treemonisha is the first large-scale work (over 50 feet) in…

Toad by Robert Cassilly

South St. Louis City

Dimensions: 5′ x 5′ x 5′ Material: Concrete Owner: Jeff Lockheed

Thomas Hart Benton

South St. Louis City

By the mid-1800s, with monumental public art becoming fashionable, the Missouri State Legislature passed a…

The Naked Truth

South St. Louis City

The statue is a memorial to three German-American newspaper men: Carl Schurz, Emil Preetorius, and…

The Italian Immigrants

South St. Louis City

The Italian Immigrants was commissioned for a prominent corner in the Italian neighborhood known as The…

St. Mark

South St. Louis City

Dimensions: 10′ x 3′ x 2′ Year Completed: 1939 Material: Marble Owner: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Murals on Broadway No. 2

South St. Louis City

Dimensions: 10′ x 10′ Year Completed: 2012 Material: Paint Owner: Carondelet Housing Corporation

Murals on Broadway No. 1

South St. Louis City

Dimensions: 15′ x 25′ Year Completed: 2011 Material: Paint Owner: Carondelet Housing Corporation

Lyon Monument

South St. Louis City

Lyon Park, at Broadway and Arsenal, is a pleasant open space just east of the…

Louis G.

South St. Louis City

The bust Louis G. memorializes the late collector of revenue who was known for years as “King…

Lion Statue

South St. Louis City

Dimensions: 10′ Material: Bronze Owner: St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

George Washington

South St. Louis City

The George Washington monument, placed near the Benton statue, is a copy of Houdon’s famous life-size marble…

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