Lambert-St Louis International Airport has announced a major art project as part of the $50 million renovation of its historic Terminal 1 and connecting concourses.
Lambert will install art glass screens in Concourses A & C during the year-long renovation project that begins December 1.
Nine local artists are now designing concepts for the art glass screens, which are the first public art commissions for Lambert within its new Public Art and Culture Project.
“We have a wealth of artistic talent in our community and this project is a great first step to enhance the Airport experience, foster civic pride and create a positive lasting impression of St Louis for our visitors,” says Lambert director, Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge.
“The glass screens will offer bursts of colour and creativity that will give our renovated concourses new and exciting focal points for our travellers.”
Each artist will create designs for three side-by-side glass panels measuring 5.5ft high by 3ft wide, with an overall glass 'canvas' of nearly 50 square feet. The first art glass screens are scheduled to be installed by the spring of 2011 when renovations projects in Terminal 1 are scheduled to begin.