Critical Mass for the Visual Arts is a nonprofit visual arts collaborative dedicated to promoting, enhancing and initiating contemporary visual art in the St. Louis region. Since 1995 Critical Mass has provided resources and tools for artists and arts presenting organizations to promote and support their practice.
The Public Works Project is Critical Mass’ temporary public art initiative. The Public Works Project provides St. Louis area artists with an opportunity to develop a work of art for the public realm at a site of the artist’s choosing, allowing artists to match their artistic ideas with the siting of their work. The Public Works Project is supported by a grant from the William E. Weiss Foundation.