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The Public Art Plan was adopted on February 27th, 2017.

"...Westlake is Westlake, with its own unique sense of place - a true oasis in an ever-expanding urban landscape."

- Mayor Laura Wheat


Purpose

The Public Art Plan implements a strategy that establishes goals, objectives, and the framework necessary to instill a Town-wide Public Art Program that brings the essence and character of Weslake. As development increases in Westlake, the Public Art Plan creates incentives for developers to introduce their own Public Art into the Town just like the Solana Office Complex accomplishes.


Public Arts Committee Mission Statement

The Westlake Public Arts Committee's primary task is the advancement of a comprehensive, curated master plan for the acquistion and installation of art throughout the Westlake community.


Art in Westlake

Art is Full Integration- The natural features of Westlake and the art become fully integrated

Art is Transformative- The transformative experience of art provides respite and reflection, overcoming development density and obstacles

Art is Connective- Art transitions from place to place and from context to context

Art is Distinction- Art defines identity through the expression of the community's values, cultures, history, and education

Art is Experience- Art is experience, engaging the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste) in extraordinary ways


Goals and Objectives

The Public Art plan seeks to:
  • Develop a relationship with residents of what they value and see as important distinctions that separates Westlake from other cities
  • Understand what residents see as worthy as purpose and effect of Public Art
  • Preserve the natural fabric of the Town and how it should inspire the art
  • Facilitate the relationship between art and development over time
  • Interpret the relationship between Westlake, artists, and the larger arts community

The Next Steps

  1. Town Component: sets up the governance structure ordinances, policies, and other action that must be executed in order to establish the program.
  2. The Curatorial Component: establishes and organizes the Competition Team and brings together major connections with the larger arts community as well as their participation in the Competition Team.
  3. The Inaugural Event: promotes a corporate sponsorship of the inaugural event intended to set the entire on-going program into motion.

Westlake Public Art Highlights

Coming soon...!


Public Art Competition Advisory Committee

The Westlake Public Art Competition Advisory Committee is founded to establish a partnership between the Town of Westlake and distinguished representatives of the Regional Arts Community that will jointly pursue a Competition based Public Arts Program in Westlake, Texas which cultivates excellence in public art, nourishes and develops new and emerging talent, provides a venue for the recognition and promotion of such unique talent, and seeks masterpiece in public art works overall.

You can find more information here.


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