Public Art

Current Exhibition


The Art in the Atrium Exhibition showcases works created by area artists. The current exhibition will be on display in City Hall through March 10,2017. 
View the permanent Art Collection here and click here to see a map of all the permanent installations. (Please note: the map is not compatible with a Google Chrome browser.)

Mission


The mission of the City of Frisco Public Art Program is to enrich Frisco’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy by bringing dynamic contemporary art to a broad audience of residents and visitors. The Public Art Program seeks to assemble a cohesive collection that offers the public powerful experiences with art and the urban environment, and that encourages public dialogue, understanding and enjoyment of public art.

Child with Bronze Sculpture

Purpose

The purpose of the City of Frisco Public Art Program is:

  • To provide the citizens of Frisco with an improved public environment and to enhance city buildings and spaces with quality works of art by professional artists. 
  • To transform the work place, helping today’s employees better innovate. 
  • To illustrate the broad range of cultural expression practiced in the Frisco communities.

Goals

The goals of the City of Frisco Art Program are:

  • To reflect Frisco's rich cultural and ethnic diversity, and the diversity of the arts, while building a publicly available collection of dynamic contemporary art that celebrates the human spirit and condition.
  • To foster the development of independent working artists by integrating their work into public places, civic infrastructure and private development.
  • To enrich the community through innovative and diverse public art.
  • To promote tourism and economic vitality in Frisco through the artistic enhancement of public spaces.

History


In 2002, the Frisco City Council passed an ordinance establishing Frisco's Public Art Program. Frisco's Ordinance calls for a percentage of Capital Project Funds to be used to commission public art. Known as Percent for Art, this tool is already used by cities, states and public agencies across the country.

The ordinance also called for the development of a Public Art Master Plan. In 2003, the city hired Via Partnership to develop a Master Plan that identifies guidelines for the public art program, specific public art opportunities, and supporting community programs. The Frisco City Council appointed a Public Art Committee to oversee the development of the plan. By 2004, the City Council approved the Public Art Master Plan.

Appointed by the City Council, a citizen Public Art Board oversees the implementation of the Public Art Program.