Public Art Project 2019 opens Saturday April 27 in Mooney Park


An exploration into the history of Mooney Park and its neighborhood is the focus of the 32nd collaboration between the Municipal Commission on Arts & Letters of University City and Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts.  A parade and reception to open this year’s exhibit will be held at the park from noon to 1 pm this Saturday, April 27, at the playground in the park.

Flags, banners, and other types of signage will reflect what the students learned through research and visits to the park and meetings with some of the residents.  Citizens can meet with the artists during the reception.  Their work will remain up through May 4.

This year’s project is the effort of 15 Washington University students — consisting of Amy Chen, Blaize Daniels, Libby Evan, Katie Ewald, Zoe Finkelstein, Taylor Fulton, Marina Gallegos, Rosa Jang, Byron Otis, Faith Pang, Jack Radley, Georgia Slattery, Madeleine Underwood, Rylie Walter, and Grace Zajdel — and is led by their faculty Sage Dawson.

Some of the public art project’s past pieces, like Rain Man by the Post Office, have become icons of the University City landscape. Funding for the project is made possible in part by the generosity of the Marvin Levy Family, as well as the City of University City.

Send questions on the program to the commission by email, to


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