A dedication ceremony for the City's first piece of permanent public art took place on Saturday, April 14, 2018. The metal sculpture Earth and Beyond by artist Daren Fagan was commissioned by the Greater Lewisville Arts Alliance in honor of retired MCL Grand manager Jim Wear.
What is public art?
Art that is visually or physically accessible to the public and that is acquired by or donated to the City of Lewisville. It can take forms such as sculpture, integrated design in functional pieces and facilities, murals and temporary or permanent exhibitions. It enhances design and creates connections expressing shared values and ideas about Lewisville and its unique qualities as a community.
Public Art Master Plan
The Lewisville City Council has awarded a contract to create the city’s Public Art Master Plan. Public art components are included in four infrastructure projects approved by Lewisville voters in the November 2015 bond election. This is the first time public art had been included in the initial planning for a Lewisville capital project. Those public art components include permanent public art integrated into the new Multigenerational Recreation Center; permanent public art integrated into hike and bike trail additions; and permanent public art integrated into two major street construction projects.