Public Art in the St. Louis Region

“The true art of discovery is not to find a new land, but to see with new eyes. – Marcel Proust”

This section presents sculptures, frescoes, fountains, mosaics and memorials in the streets and parks of Greater St. Louis. Indicate our rich public art heritage by region, artist, title or upcoming project.

What is Public Art? Essentially, public art is exactly what art is in public places. A heroic soldier in a park, a bronze eagle in a bank or a decorative relief on the facade of City Hall. While traditional works like these represent the basis of public art, contemporary public art has grown to a wide range of innovative concepts, projects and programs. Public art can provoke discussion, create attractions and revitalize civil space.