Lambert Art & Culture Program

Lambert Art & Culture Program Temporary Exhibitions Request for Qualifications (RFQ) 2020-2023

St. Louis Lambert International Airport is seeking qualifications from arts, culture, history and science organizations, as well as independent artists and curators in the St. Louis region and surrounding area (within 150 miles of Lambert Airport) interested in curating and producing exhibitions at the Airport between 2020 and 2023. Qualifications will be reviewed by the Airport Art Advisory Committee (AAAC). Selected organizations, curators and artists will be invited to develop a full proposal for one of the exhibition spaces and, when approved, offered a fee to curate, install and de-install the exhibit and to assist the Airport with related media and communications. Qualifications are due by October 6, 2019.  Find out more in the RFQ document and submit qualifications by using the downloadable RFQ application form.

2020 Legacy Project- Request for Qualifications

In celebration of 100 years of aviation on the site of St. Louis Lambert International Airport, STL Airport and the Lambert Art & Culture Program are seeking qualifications from artists and artist teams to create an original work of art for Terminal 1.

The 2020 Legacy Project will be a two-dimensional or low relief artwork located on a highly prominent wall, post-security in the light-filled atrium of the Yamasaki-designed Terminal near the C-Concourse area. The artwork site is prominent to the C-Concourse security checkpoint, visible from the pre-security area on the level above, and a potential milepost for arriving passengers exiting the C-Concourse. The 2020 Legacy Project has the potential to help define the experience of passengers arriving and departing, visitors awaiting friends and families, and TSA and Airport employees moving through their day.

The project celebrates 100 years of STL Airport linking the region with the world and continuing the legacy of innovation and forward thinking that led Albert Bond Lambert to begin the airport in 1920.

Qualifications will be reviewed by the Airport Art Advisory Committee (AAAC) and one artist will be recommended to create a site-specific proposal for the space. The submission requirements are described in the Request for Qualifications and the Application. The budget for the project is $200,000.


Qualifications are due by August 26, 2019

Artist Submissions through CaFÉ.

See the full Request for Qualifications.

2020 Legacy Project Location

Stl 2020 Legacy Proj T1 Exterior Windows Above Checkpoint Wall
Stl 2020 Legacy Proj T1 Lower Wall Longview From 2Nd Level
Stl 2020 Legacy Proj T1 Lower Wall Looking South From 2Nd Level
Stl 2020 Legacy Proj T1 Lower Wall Looking Sw At Wall
Stl 2020 Legacy Proj T1 Lower Wall Looking South Pov Of Exiting Passengers

Art of Travel 2019

Join art lovers, philanthropists, community leaders and supporters of STL Airport at this year's gala, Cloud 9. The Art of Travel supports our art and culture exhibitions program to to showcase the best of our region at the Airport to millions of travelers each year.

This year’s Art of Travel theme, Cloud 9, combines the romance of flight with decidedly down-to-earth delectable dishes and handcrafted cocktails created exclusively for this event. Join friends for live music and a silent auction. Mingle with artists in our Pop-Up Shop featuring a unique collection of items crafted by local artist partners and available only at the Art of Travel.  Aviation and the wonders of flight have inspired many generations to set their dreams on the sky. Inspired by their optimism, perseverance, and achievements, we are excited to celebrate the 9th Annual Art of Travel gala with you.

October 3, 2019

6-9 p.m. 

Aero, an event space in Concourse B, Terminal 1

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Art of Travel Sponsorship

Please visit to see our latest exhibitions, upcoming events, and to learn more about how the program is transforming our airport and supporting the local arts community.