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Public Arts Board looks to grow Old Town Keller collection

Post Date:02/08/2018

The Old Town Keller Rotating Sculpture Program will grow this spring as the Public Arts Board selects pieces to fill six additional sculpture pads installed as part of $4.25 million in improvements made to the area last year.

The new works will join five others installed in 2017 within a six-block footprint south of Keller Parkway and west of Main Street, the second phase of public art to be featured in rotating, two-year exhibits meant to enhance the area’s eclectic blend of restaurants, retail and office space.

“With this program, Keller will further enhance its reputation as one of the best cities in which to enjoy public art in North Texas,” Public Arts Board Chairwoman Brenda Wyatt said. “The new pieces, officially showcased at the Keller Art Walk each fall, will bring new life to Old Town every year.”

A $1,250 honorarium shall be awarded for each of the six pieces, and one Best in Show winner shall be awarded an additional $500. All sculptures must be the original work of a Texas artist, family appropriate, pose no risk to public safety, be made of materials that can withstand the harsh Texas weather and require no maintenance once installed. Selected pieces will also be made available for sale to the public.

Further details and applications, due via caFE by March 16, are available online at www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts. For more information, call 817-743-4000.