Venable Park Commemorative Artwork

Call for Artists

The City of Creve Coeur is interested in commissioning an artist or artist team to create a site-specific commemorative artwork for Dr. H. Phillip Venable Memorial Park that engages visitors in the Venable family’s story. The park rises from the legacy of racial residential segregation. Rededicated in 2021, the park was developed in the late 1950s after the Venable’s property was taken by eminent domain when they refused to sell it to their white neighbors, and later the City of Creve Coeur. The commemorative artwork is to reflect on this history and seed deeper commitments to human and civil rights.

The total art budget is $225,000. Up to three (3) finalists will be selected to develop Concept Proposals. The deadline for submission is April 19, 2023.

Please review the project details and submission guidelines prior to applying.

Once you have read the submission guidelines, apply through our application portal.

Pre-Application Workshop

Prospective applicants will be able to attend a virtual Pre-Application Workshop on Thursday, March 30 at 4:00 p.m. CDT. Here City staff and consultants will talk about the opportunity and walk through the application process. The workshop is optional.

Advanced registration for the workshop is required through Zoom: Registration Link

Call for Artists 2023