As part of League City’s new public art initiative, the city opened an art gallery at the Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center, 400 W. Walker St., League City, on Aug. 27.

The gallery will feature a different theme every month. For instance, future themes include photography, birding and Clear Creek ISD student art.

For September, more than 40 works by amateur and professional local artists are on display. Visitors can see the gallery for free from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

The Keep League City Beautiful Committee hosted a reception Aug. 27 to open the gallery.

League City kicked off its public art initiative in the spring by creating the committee, which is made up of mayor-appointed residents who advise city staff on art projects, among other duties. The city also commissioned a public mural program and hired an artist to paint the city’s first mural on an electric box at League Park.

The committee has selected several professional artists, many of whom are from League City, to paint 10 mini murals on traffic signal boxes in the coming year. CCISD campuses in League City will create mural designs that will be placed on signal boxes near the campuses as well.