In The Lou: University City Seeks Artists to Aid in Community Project


The Olive Link in University City is preparing for a fresh makeover this summer thanks to a partnership between the City of University City, art professionals, and Olive Boulevard property and business owners.

During the month of May, the City of University City’s Department of Community Development is seeking applications from local artists to create and paint diversity-themed art projects on the Olive Link’s traffic signal and photocell boxes.

The project is part of University City’s commitment to being a welcoming city of diversity and inclusion. The painted boxes will serve as a symbol to celebrate the incredible diversity in St. Louis.

Each art project submission will be judged by a selection committee that will include neighborhood representatives, Olive Boulevard property and business owners, art professionals, and University City staff. Artists whose designs are chosen will then be invited to paint their designs within a three-week period with compensation.

Designs must be submitted by Friday, May 26. The selection committee will choose twelve works of art to be painted on the boxes, and contact artists by the week of June 12.


For more information, visit here or contact University City’s Manager of Economic Development, Jodie Lloyd, at 314.505.8522. Email submissions to jlloyd@uctymo.org

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