A comprehensive approach to supporting the arts throughout the community now and in the future was developed along with an action plan and schedule. The process for developing the strategic plan and implementation guide was public and participative, and built upon the City’s existing vision. The overall goal is to ensure that by making use of existing, as well as new public and private resources, the City and community partners will be able to collaborate on flexible initiatives to implement the recommended strategies and enhance cultural arts within Sugar Land.
Public Art Program
The power of public art enhances our experience and our quality of life. The City of Sugar Land has a rich history of creating community and engaging civic dialogue. The Public Art Program, through the concept of place, aims to beautify our city and draw residents and visitors to enjoy Sugar Land and the beauty of everyday life.
Public Art Plan
Adopted in December 2016, the City of Sugar Land's first public art plan seeks to develop a comprehensive, multi-year public art plan and implementation guide. The plan is intended to further define the vision for public art and outline efforts to achieve the city's goals over the next five years.
Art in Public Spaces aims to make art available on a rotational basis in public spaces including the Imperial Park Recreation Center, the Sugar Land Regional Airport, and the historic Sugar Land Auditorium. This program is available to local art groups, artists, students, and others that meet specific guidelines. From time to time, additional locations are available throughout the City for display and public viewing.
Images: Top, Cultural Kite Festival Chalk Art Competition; Middle, Lyman Whitaker/Whitaker Studios, Vortex, 2016, public art sculpture at Sugar Land Regional Airport; Bottom, Jim Love, Can Johnny Come Out and Play? 1990-1991, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum commission funded by Caroline Wiess Law in memory of Theodore N. Law, 90.419.