The City of Lewisville started a formal Public Art Program in 2017, but began acquiring pieces of a Public Art Collection in 2003. The collection includes outdoor and indoor pieces in various artistic media. Pieces are added to the Lewisville Public Art Collection through purchase, commission, or donation. The pieces described on this page are currently on public display.
Main and Mill Corridor Project Benches
Powder-coated stainless steel, glass benches
By May + Watkins Design
100 block of E. Main Street
Anticipated completion date: Sept. 2019
The Main and Mill Corridor Project Art Benches will feature four unique benches along Main Street, between Mill Street and Kealy Avenue. The series of one-of-a-kind art benches will capture and portray historical aspects and occurrences in Lewisville.
The selected themes of the benches will be: The cotton boll, the railroad, farming equipment, corn crops and silos, all which tie to the significant impacts farming and the railroad had on the development of Lewisville.
Image above is an early concept drawing submitted by the artist. Actual bench designs may range from slightly to significantly different than these concept drawings in color and other details, but the overall themes will remain intact.
Stone on outside, inside will be medium density fiber board and decals on glass
By Artist: Andrew Dufford
1950 S. Valley Parkway
Anticipated Completion and Installation: Spring 2020
Dufford was chosen for his history of working with stone, metal, and earthworks, and for his ability to integrate a project into the design of a public facility, including recreation centers. in an engaging and aesthetically pleasing way.
Image above is an early concept drawing submitted by the artist. Actual stonework design may range from slightly to significantly different than these concept drawings in color and other details, but the overall themes will remain intact.
Steam Engine Bench
Stainless steel, granite bench
By James Wyatt Hendricks
Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park
1301 S. Railroad Street
Anticipated installation: Summer 2019
This bench design consists of a metal cutout of a steam engine with a granite seating area on one side and uses a series of metal “train wheels” to create bike rack beside the bench. Only the train outline would be visible when seen from the back. Final design and materials will be approved by the Arts Advisory Board before fabrication begins.
The Arts Advisory Board envisions placement of the bench along a public walkway in Lone Star Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park, but final placement would be determined by the Parks & Recreation Department based on current and anticipated pedestrian traffic at the park. Two alternate locations have been identified in case the park site turns out to be less than ideal.
Wayne Ferguson Bronze
By David Iles, Boliver Bornze
Wayne Ferguson Plaza
150 W. Church Street
Anticipated installation: June 2019
An artist rendering of the sculpture is currently shown while the piece is being fabricated.
The sculpture is designed to honor long-time Lewisville resident and developer Wayne Ferguson's passion and vision for Lewisville and his lasting contribution to the community. The sculpture will depict a life-sized Ferguson seated on the wall along the boardwalk, under the shade of a redbud tree, about 50 feet from the gateway off Charles Street. He will be wearing his favorite boots and hat while looking at a map of the plaza. To one side will be a stack of rolled maps, representing the many projects Ferguson brought to Lewisville. On his other side will be a stack of personal items illustrating his life and character, including a saddle blanket, chaps, spurs, and his hand-made buck knife.