St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) has opened a call to St. Louis area artists and cultural organizations for new exhibition opportunities between 2020 and 2023. The Airport is looking to schedule exhibitions at eight different exhibition locations in its terminals and post-security concourses.

The Request for Qualifications for the Lambert Art and Culture Program Temporary Exhibitions Program is seeking submissions of exhibition ideas from arts, culture, history and science organizations, as well as independent curators and artists in the St. Louis region and surrounding area (within 150 miles of STL). Interested artists and organizations have a chance to display art works or exhibit items to a vast audience at the Airport, which serves more than 16 million travelers and visitors each year.

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 offered a fee to curate, install and de-install the exhibit.  The request for qualifications (RFQ) and submissions application are posted at Qualifications are due by October 6, 2019. Tours of the exhibition spaces throughout STL will be held September 10 and 12 for interested artists, curators and organizations. Tour space is limited and an RSVP is required.

 The temporary exhibitions program highlights the best in local arts and culture, representing the St. Louis area to visitors from all around the world and helping to create an interesting and educational experience at STL Airport. It comprises a large part of the programming of the Lambert Art and Culture Program and touches nearly every public area of the Airport. Since the 2012 opening of the first exhibitions space, the Lambert Gallery in Terminal 1, the exhibitions program has expanded to include multiple locations throughout the Airport and has featured more than 60 curated exhibitions with artwork from well over one hundred artists. New exhibition spaces were added as recently as 2018 in the newly expanded gate areas (between E33 and E34) of Terminal 2.  

The most recent series of exhibitions (since the last Call to Artists in 2018) have featured art or curated exhibitions by:

Laumeier Sculpture Park
Dr. Jacquelyn Lewis-Harris and Yvonne Osei
World Chess Hall of Fame
Sheldon Art Galleries
Missouri Botanical Garden
Museum of Contemporary Religious Art at Saint Louis University
Sun Smith-Foret
Edna Patterson-Petty   
Art Bae
Brandon Anschultz
Kaeko Maehata
Lindsay Obermeyer
Jerry Monteith
Wildwood Press
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
TraNisha Herrington (Triggy)
Cheryl Wassenaar
Michael Hoffman
Firecracker Press
Jeremy Rabus
The Griot Museum of Black History
Carol Carter
Photo Flood Saint Louis
Addoley Dzegede
Cbabi Bayoc
Brian DePauli
Soloman Thurman and Patricia Smith Thurman
Dave Adams
Lola Ogbara
Libby Reuter and Joshua Rowan

For information on our latest exhibitions, visit

Via Press Release