St. Louis’ Grove neighborhood is a premiere destination to shop, eat and play and on the weekend of April 15 the first section of the much anticipated “Light Art Project” will be installed.

Grove Lights rendering

Art rendering of the Grove Light Art Project

The Grove neighborhood, home to a diverse range of businesses, is anchored by two grand entrance signs on Manchester Avenue.  Park Central Development staff have been working with the Grove Community Improvement District to develop a visually appealing light display to connect the two entrances.  Taking a cue from holiday displays in China and Europe, the lighting will increase the pedestrian experience of the district and connect the two book-end Grove signs.

Europe and China examples

Temporary light displays in Europe and China. 

The first lighting installation will be at the intersection of Manchester and Tower Grove with 9 more locations to follow.  Funding for 5 of these lighting locations has been secured through commitments from the City of St. Louis, the Grove Community Improvement District (CID), as well as several financial gifts from Grove businesses and property owners.  The year-round lighting display will change in color and sequence for holidays, festivals, and seasons encouraging visitors to stroll up and down the Grove and enjoy the eclectic neighborhood.

1st location at Manchester and Tower Grove

The first “Light Art” location at Manchester and Tower Grove Avenue. 

Brooks Goedeker, Executive Director for Park Central stated that, “We hope the LED “light art” display will become one of the must see St. Louis attractions for out-of-towners and St. Louisans alike.  The Grove has become a destination where patrons stroll up and down the street visiting multiple business on each visit.  The hope is that the lights will encourage this and add to the area’s appeal.”

Map of Lights Locations

Map of light art locations along Manchester Avenue. 

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