Huge Lighting Display Coming to Grain Elevators Near IKEA

Many St. Louisans pack the family into the car, drive around, and ooh and ah over lighting displays during the Christmas season.

They might want to do it again in February.

That’s when the next phase of a huge, colorful, illumination art project will be briefly visible in St. Louis’ central corridor — and for miles around. The “canvas” consists of a series of grain silos that sit less than 200 yards from the IKEA store between Sarah Street and Vandeventer Avenue.

It will take at least six months to complete the public-art project, artist Raven Fox said

“It’s the biggest project I’ve ever done, in terms of size,” Fox said. “We’re talking about possibly a hundred thousand square feet of canvas.”

Part of a larger goal

Sarah Street St. Louis Projects is behind the idea. It’s part of a larger and ongoing goal to connect The Grove with the Cortex biotech area “to create a sense of place, really, so they each complement each other,” Fox said.

Ron Troyano, of the Sarah Street group, said the illumination art project makes sense.

“Using art and innovation to two connect two districts, one, arts and entertainment; and the other, technology; resonates really well,” Troyano said.

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2017-12-28T17:19:32+00:00 December 28th, 2017|