Public Art

The city of Webster Groves prides itself on being a “City of the Arts,” with myriad opportunities to enjoy, engage in and explore a variety of creative expression. The city is home to several renowned theater companies, art galleries, music and dance businesses and organizations. Outdoor art and music festivals and concerts are signature events throughout the year. 

In 2006, the City established the Webster Groves Arts Commission, which focuses on developing opportunities for citizens to engage in the arts, as well as recognizing those who encourage artistic expression and excellence within our community. 

As part of this work, the Commission seeks out dynamic public art pieces to enhance our spaces and inspire our residents. A list of this public art is below, with information so that the public can have more opportunity to explore some of the artists, materials and motivations behind the pieces

A special thank you to the Regional Arts Commission, Webster University and Laumeier Sculpture Park for assisting in the collection of this information.

Webster Groves Sculpture Garden

Please visit the Webster Groves Sculpture Garden to view each of these pieces of public art. Click on the title for more information. 

Inflorescence, 2014 
Artist: Catharine Magel
Location: Webster Groves Sculpture Garden, Kirkham and Gore Avenues 

Old School, 2002 
Artist: Evan Lewis
Webster Groves Sculpture Garden, Kirkham and Gore Avenues

Fiat, 2015
Artist: Jeanne Dueber
Location: Webster Groves Sculpture Garden, Kirkham and Gore Avenues 

Beginnings, 2014
Artist: Carol A. Fleming
Location: Webster Groves Sculpture Garden, Kirkham and Gore Avenues

Abstract Variation No. 1, 1976
Ernest Trova
Location: Webster Groves Sculpture Garden, Kirkham and Gore Avenues

T/Gox #7, 1975
Ernest Trova
Location: Webster Groves Sculpture Garden, Kirkham and Gore Avenues

Additional Art

These public art pieces are located around the City of Webster Groves. Please click on the title to learn more. 

Artist: Preston Jackson 
Location: Barbre Park, Kirkham and N. Elm Avenues.

After Hours, installed 2020 
Artist: Catherine Magel
Location: Webster University Campus, Corner of E. Lockwood and Plymouth Avenues

Backflip 1993
Artist: Allen Jones
Location: Big Bend Boulevard and Lockwood Avenue

Apples, 1993
Artist: Bob Cassilly
Location: Gazebo Park and various locations in Old Orchard

Playground of Images, 2009-2010
Artist: Brother Melvin Meyers
Memorial Park; Webster Groves Recreation Center

Artist: Rudy Torrini
Location: Interior of Webster Groves Public Library

Earth Rabbit, 2008, installed 2020
Artist: Catharine Magel
Location: Webster Groves Recreation Center

Shadows of Summer, 2014
Artist: Marilynne Bradley
Location: West side of building at 40 E. Lockwood

City Hall Collection
Various artists
Location: 4 E. Lockwood
On display in the Webster Groves City Hall are 19 works of art by Webster Groves artists or featuring scenes in Webster Groves that the City has collected over the past few decades. These include Ernestine Betsberg, July Fourth, watercolor,   2000; Arthur Osver, Swirls, oil, 2006; additional pieces by Marilynne Bradley, Caroline Todd, Francis Tandy, Leone Cooper, Roy Collins, Ben Guffee, Scott Bradley, and others.