Bringing the arts and people together since 1963


Welcome!

Saint Joseph, Missouri is a unique blend of natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and beautiful, historic architecture. The mission of the Saint Joseph Sculpture Walk is to be an important, nationally recognized platform for sculptures while educating and inspiring the Saint Joseph community and its many visitors.

We aim to promote and provide public art that:

  • Enhances our natural and cultural environment;

  • Reflects our community values, the diversity of our neighborhoods, the richness of our history, and the promise of our future;

  • Is in context and harmony with its setting; and

  • Promotes the vitality of our public spaces.

The Sculpture Walk is a program of the Allied Arts Council that introduces contemporary outdoor public art and sculptures to our community. The Walk is a year-long exhibit of national, juried, outdoor sculptures displayed in Downtown St. Joseph and includes an eclectic mix of 17 sculptures from artists nationwide.

The sculptures are owned by the artists and loaned to the Allied Arts Council for one year. Visitors are invited to vote for their favorite sculpture each year to determine the recipient of the People's Choice Award. Brochures are available at various downtown businesses. To submit your vote, simply tear off the voting panel and bring it to the Allied Arts Council office, or drop it through the mail slot at 118 S. 8th St., St. Joseph, MO.

The program is made possible through a partnership with the City of St. Joseph and financial support from the Downtown Community Improvement District, business sponsors and individual sponsors through the Friends of the Sculpture Walk.  

All of the artwork on display is available for purchase. For more information, or to purchase a sculpture, please call the Allied Arts Council at 816-233-0231. Or click on a sculpture for purchasing information.

2016-2017 Sculpture Walk Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2016-17 St. Joseph Sculpture Walk Award Winners! First place went to James Burnes, with “Cow and Calf,” second place went to Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby with “White Buffalo Calf Woman,” and third place went to Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby with “Hey, Mary Lou!.”

 

 
 

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