Southlake City Council, arts council to add art installation at Park Village

The revamped Park Village project is anticipated to be completed by June. (Courtesy city of Southlake)
The revamped Park Village project is anticipated to be completed by June. (Courtesy city of Southlake)

The revamped Park Village project is anticipated to be completed by June. (Courtesy city of Southlake)

Southlake City Council and Southlake Arts Council discussed potential artwork options for Park Village during a joint meeting Jan. 27.

To honor the site's former use as an airport, arts council members said they envisioned a contemporary sculpture representing flight. While no artist has officially been selected, discussions are ongoing with Arkansas-based artist Hunter Brown.

"Working with the arts council to bring another incredible piece to one of Southlake's most popular areas is exciting," Mayor Laura Hill said in a news release. "That corner deserves a special piece that captures the spirit of our city and all it represents."

This discussion comes after site plan modifications were approved by City Council in November to address issues with the fountain area. The new plans call for the city to install public art on the site.

Funding for the artwork will come from a public investment agreement with the property owner that uses sales tax and property tax revenue from the development, according to a news release.


Site construction began on the week of Jan. 25 to reflect the new plans. The project is estimated to be completed in June.
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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