Public Art

Allen began its master planning for public art in 2005. Since then, voters have approved nearly $3 million in funding to commission public art projects. These one-of-a-kind creations enhance community aesthetics and create unique use of our City's civic infrastructure. Read the latest Public Art Master Plan

Explore Allen's Public Art

  • MAP ART Mobile Guide: Finding Allen's public art has never been easier, thanks to the MAP ART mobile guide! You can launch the Mobile Allen Public Art Review & Tour (MAP ART) on any smartphone, tablet or desktop. Colorful markers identify the location of each piece of art. Tap on the markers to see a description and photo of each work.
  • Public Art Directory: Browse a straightforward list of public art.

Volunteer on the Public Art Committee

The Public Art Committee and artist selection panels help identify projects that align with the Public Art Master Plan. Appointments are made by the City Council in September. All qualified voters in Allen are eligible to apply. Learn more

Artist Selection Panels

For each project identified by the Public Art Committee, a subcommittee is formed to recommend the selection of an artist or artwork. 

Depending on the type of selection process employed, the Artist Selection Panel is responsible for:

  • Reviewing artist qualifications and proposals, and interviewing artists
  • Reviewing community feedback on proposals (if applicable)
  • Making final recommendations to bring before the City Council

The Artist Selection Panel will convene for 3-5 meetings facilitated by Public Art Program staff. Meetings typically last around 2 hours. If you are interested in joining an Artist Selection Panel, complete an interest form or contact Jennifer Robinson at 214.509.4703.