Lewisville City Council approves a new public art master plan that outlines priorities and funding

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A public art master plan was approved by Lewisville City Council at the Jan. 22 meeting.

The plan identifies funding options and establishes goals and priorities for the city’s public art program.

The plan identifies five priorities for active placement of public art pieces: Old Town; Green Centerpiece; trails and medians; civic facilities; and corridors, focal points and gateways.

For each priority area the plan identifies potential projects, themes and a timeline.

The plan states the primary opportunity for public art in Old Town is at the intersection of Main and Mill streets. An interest in creating murals, particularly in Old Town, is also mentioned in the plan.

Future exhibition opportunities include the MCL Grand, City Hall, the Visitor Information Center, Central Library and the Multigenerational Center. An artist is currently working on artwork for the new Multigenerational Center that is being constructed in Memorial Park.

Lewisville will need to combine funding from a variety of public and private sources in order to implement the projects.

The document also notes that the city will need to hire a public arts coordinator who can provide more consistent, professional leadership of the public art initiative.

City officials will manage oversight of maintenance and conservation of its public art collection.

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Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.
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