The mission of the City of Frisco Public Art Program is to promote cultural, aesthetic, and economic vitality in Frisco, Texas by integrating the work of artists into public places, civic infrastructure, and development of the community.
The Goals of the City of Frisco Public Art Program are:
To further the development and awareness of, and interest in, the visual arts
To integrate the design work of artists into the development of Frisco's capital infrastructure improvements
To create and enhanced, interactive visual environment for Frisco residents
To commemorate Frisco's rich cultural and ethnic diversity
To promote and encourage public and private art programs
To promote tourism and economic vitality in Frisco through the artistic enhancement of public spaces
To increase attachment to place
Engage community partners to build support for public art
Frisco's City Council passed an Ordinance establishing the Public Art Program in 2002. The Ordinance calls for a percentage of Capital Project Funds to be used to commission public art. Known as Percent for Art, this mechanism is used by public agencies across the country.
The Ordinance also called for the development of a Public Art Master Plan to identify guidelines for the Public Art Program. A plan by Via Partnership was adopted in 2004. The plan was updated in 2018 by Designing Local, Ltd. to better reflect public art best practices and the needs of a growing city.
A citizen Public Art Board appointed by the City Council advises staff on the implementation of the Public Art Program
Art in the Atrium
The Art in the Atrium exhibition showcases 2-dimensional artworks created by area artists at the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center.
Take a walk around Frisco Square and the City Hall area and discover artworks you may not have known existed. Download and print a walking tour map (PDF) with details about the artists and their process.