Archive for the ‘Public Art’ Category

Public Art Project 2019 opens Saturday April 27 in Mooney Park

April 23, 2019


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


Reminder: Mannequins on the Loop 2019 Deadline April 20!

March 4, 2019


A message and reminder from our friends at Mannequins on the Loop:


Become a contestant for this annual event! Adorn a mannequin out of recyclable materials to be displayed on one of the most traveled streets in America, the Delmar Loop!

1st Place $1200
2nd Place $700
Audience Favorite $500

Increase your winnings….

LOOP BUSINESS BUCKS PRIZES (Bucks must be redeemed at participating businesses in the Delmar Loop):
1st Place: $250
2nd Place: $150
3rd Place: $100

APPLICATION FEE: $200 (non-refundable)

KICKOFF-April 20, 2019
MANNEQUINS ON DISPLAY-May 18, 2019 – June 9, 2019
FINALE June 9, 2019

For more information about Mannequins on The Loop contact:
Audrey Jones
Phone: 314.527.3093/816.308.9424

Call to Artists: Olive (Boulevard) Link Bench Painting Project, due March 23

February 13, 2018

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Attention artists and art groups:

The City of University City is seeking artists for bench painting on Olive Boulevard. Benches include those next to bus stops between Midland Boulevard and 82nd Street.

Official call to artists for the project is available here, the specifications for the benches is here, and examples of other bench art is here.

The official call to artists, bench specifications and example photos are attached.

Applications and templates are due Friday, March 23Electronic submissions can be emailed to Adam Brown at, and hard copies can be mailed or dropped off at the Department of Community Development, fourth floor City Hall, 6801 Delmar Blvd, University City, MO 63130.

We encourage everyone to share this information with artists they know. This is a great opportunity for original designs to be displayed in the Olive Link!

Call for artists, for Olive Blvd, deadline May 26

May 15, 2017


Calling all artists!  The City of University City’s Department of Community Development invites artists to submit designs to be painted on Olive Boulevard Traffic Signal Boxes and Photocell boxes. The theme for the art work is Diversity. These works of art will contribute to the vitality and attractiveness of Olive Boulevard in University City. For more information on Olive Boulevard, visit

A total of twelve boxes will be painted. Eight are Traffic Signal boxes (TSBs) owned by the Missouri Department of Transportation and four are Photocell boxes (PBs) owned by the City of University City.

A document with all the details on this competition, along with a list of the box locations, can be found here.   The submission deadline is May 26th.