Mini Poll Results

Art in St. Louis

Are there murals in your neighborhood?
  • 27%
    Yes, I love them
  • 2%
    Yes, I wish someone would paint over them
  • 41%
    No, I wish there were
  • 23%
    No, I'm glad
  • 6%
    Does graffiti count?
Which subjects should be most often featured in public art?
  • 58%
    St. Louis history
  • 1%
    St. Louis sports teams
  • 12%
    Birds, flowers, and other wilderness scenes
  • 15%
    Abstraction
  • 0%
    Found objects
  • 14%
    Nature is best - take a jog in Forest Park and you'll see
Does it matter to you whether public art is done by a local resident?
  • 15%
    Yes, locals should do all public art
  • 43%
    Sort of, the majority should be done by locals
  • 30%
    No, as long as I like the art, I don't care who does it
  • 11%
    As long as public art doesn't include vandalism...
Should government sponsor art?
  • 46%
    Yes, it's important
  • 25%
    Yes, only if it's approved by the neighborhood
  • 9%
    No, the government already pays for too much
  • 20%
    No, private organizations should sponsor art
Which of the following places have you visited?
  • 84%
    City Garden
  • 96%
    St. Louis Art Museum
  • 79%
    Laumeier Sculpture Park
  • 34%
    Kemper Art Museum
  • 37%
    St. Louis University Museum of Art
  • 15%
    St. Louis Mercantile Art Museum
  • 4%
    Cecile R. Hunt Gallery
  • 7%
    The May Gallery
  • 52%
    Contemporary Art Museum
  • 85%
    City Museum
Should children take art in school?
  • 41%
    Yes, at least through 8th grade
  • 52%
    Yes, through high school and even college
  • 5%
    No, it should be optional
  • 1%
    No, art is not important
How often do you see art in St. Louis?
  • 49%
    Everyday, it's hard to miss
  • 30%
    Often, when I remember to look
  • 20%
    Sometimes, I don't go out of my way to see it
  • 1%
    Never
What sort of public art is your favorite?
  • 17%
    Murals
  • 41%
    Sculpture
  • 41%
    Architecture
Should residents be allowed to place large art on their property?
  • 43%
    Yes, that's their right
  • 9%
    Yes, but they should ask their neighbors if they like it
  • 41%
    Yes, but it has to follow historical codes
  • 7%
    No, art should be displayed only for personal viewing
If St. Louis sponsored one new piece of art for the Arch grounds, what should it be?
  • 2%
    A mini version of the Arch for easier photos
  • 45%
    A tribute to St. Louis history
  • 15%
    A piece voted on by City residents
  • 24%
    An interactive piece
  • 14%
    Something else