More than 13 million passengers each year encounter artwork curated by the Lambert Art and Culture Program.
With community support, artwork elevates the visitor experience, generates local pride, and helps sustain our vibrant regional arts community.
The mission of the Lambert Art and Culture Program is to create a visually outstanding impression of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, generate community pride, and ensure that art at Lambert continues to complement and build upon its rich visual legacy.
Through both visual and performing arts, the program aims to highlight the unique art and culture in the St. Louis region, as well as works from national and international scenes.
The program was created as a component of the Airport Experience Campaign (2008-2014); the largest interior renovation of Terminal 1 in its history. An Airport Art Advisory Committee (AAAC), consisting of seven highly qualified local arts professionals appointed by the St. Louis City Mayor, oversee the program.
The AAAC reviews all works considered for commission, loan, gift or temporary exhibition. The first project for the program was the selection of nine local artists to create works for display on a set of art glass screens in Concourses A & C in 2012. The program also supports a series of curated art and culture exhibits by local and regional institutions in The Lambert Gallery, located in Terminal 1.
Thanks to this program, artists whose work has graced the public spaces in the airport include: Alicia LaChance, Ken Konchel, Daniel Raedeke, John Foster, Steven Ladd and William Ladd. Many more artists have been featured in curated exhibitions by local organizations such as Craft Alliance, The Sheldon Art Galleries, The Missouri History Museum, The International Photography Hall of Fame, Griot Museum, Foundry Art Centre and the World Chess Hall of Fame.
AIRPORT ART ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Shelley J. Hagan | Laura Helling | Marilu Knode | Leslie Markle | Kiku Obata | Freida L. Wheaton | Roseann Weiss