Sponsored by UMB Bank
Rails, Trails and Art: Community Enhancement Art Collaboration Project
With a concept developed in 2017 by Art on the Square Executive Director Patty Gregory, and through the generous support and vision of UMB Bank, RAILS, TRAILS and ART has reached the final stage of its completion with the installation of 10 Sculptures, created by local Architect and Artist, Gary Karasek.
Permanently placed along the Metro East Bike Trail in the Winter of 2018, these kinetic sculpture creations now serve as mile markers all along the trail throughout St. Clair County stretching from the the Memorial Hospital Metro Link Station to Scott Air Force Base. As you ride the trail, you can’t help but notice these colorful sculptures as they visually and aesthetically enhance the bike trail for the tens of thousands of riders that use the trail annually. A St. Clair County Transit Fun Family Day took place on Saturday May 11, 2018, to officially unveil these sculptures, and to serve as an opportunity to bring families together to experience how the addition of these sculptures to the trail has enhanced the beauty of the area. Art on the Square is proud to continue to develop and support Community Outreach Programs for our area in the hope that these programs directly enhance the lives of many throughout our region.