Tiny art galleries are coming to Kyle.

Kyle City Council gave the arts and cultural board the greenlight to establish a Tiny Art Galleries program on June 4.

About the program

The Tiny Art Galleries program will highlight local artists in areas with high foot traffic, such as city parks, according to agenda documents. The display box will be a similar concept to Little Free Libraries and include a QR code to share the artist as well as the arts and cultural board’s information.

An application will be created for interested individuals, and each display will be rotated quarterly.

The cost

The arts and cultural board has $65,000 budgeted for fiscal year 2023-24 and will spend $3,500 of that budget for the purchase, installation and maintenance of three tiny art galleries.

What they're saying

Council member Miguel Zuniga said the tiny art galleries will help expand art in Kyle.

"It [will allow] art to be displayed throughout our community, where we can share our creativity and see how art is represented by various cultures," Zuniga told Community Impact.

Brooke Pillifant, a member of the arts and cultural board, said they were "ecstatic" about the Tiny Art Galleries program, and they hope to receive submissions from different artists.

"The idea behind it is to help generate tourism in Kyle and also being able to showcase various local artists," Pillifant said.

Residents can expect to see the galleries around town before the end of the year.