The City of Southlake’s Community Services Department discussed Southlake’s Public Art Program, online art gallery, funding sources and art partnerships at the June 4 City Council meeting.
Throughout the years, the City of Southlake has developed a remarkable collection of public art and has consistently invested in routine maintenance and conservation of those assets.
If you drive around Southlake, you will notice that the City often utilizes open spaces, intersections, key gateways, key destinations and roundabouts as opportunities to place public art.
The Southlake public art collection has always been a staple in the community. It tells a story about the City’s history, artistic style and residents.
With the expansion of the public art collection, the Southlake Arts Council is working diligently to implement the City’s public art initiatives through Southlake Public Arts Programs.
The purpose of the Southlake Public Arts Programs is to enhance the cultural life of the community through the arts. To accomplish this, the Southlake Arts Council was appointed by City Council to advise on art-related matters and align all the public art initiatives. Resources for programs are granted through the Public Art fund and partnerships with arts organizations and community groups that bring art-related programming to the community.
A new addition to the program is the online art gallery available through the use of a story map which can be found on the City’s website. Now you have the option to view the Southlake public art collection in person or online anytime. As a bonus, a Southlake Public Art Coloring Book is also available.
Learn more about the Southlake Public Art Program here.