Frisco Texas - Not Just Sports

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In Frisco Texas you can visit almost any public park or facility and find something beautiful and interesting. Many cities enact ordinances and Frisco is certainly one of them. However, this ordinance is one for the arts, literally. The ordinance I am referring to is the "Percent for Art."

This ordinance allows for a percentage of all city capital project funds to be allocated for commissioned public artworks. One public building that is a great representation of this Frisco ordinance is the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center. The building itself is beautiful as the outside walls are formed of granite and limestone. Then every year they change out the artworks. This is known as the Art in the Atrium. The artwork featuring 43, many local, artists, The work is spread throughout the four floors of City Hall.

For this project the artwork has to be two dimensional. In the past the majority of entries for this project were paintings and photography. More and more mixed media pieces are being entered and considered. These have included large boards and encaustic (hot wax painting) art. The submissions come from previous entrants as well as a fairly large number of new artists. It does not matter if you are an amateur or a professional.

Frisco is a great place to live. While it has been recognized for its sports environment, the arts are also fully supported. You can see that in almost every public building and park. The next time you go to City Hall take a few extra moments and look at the beauty surrounding you. Perhaps it will inspire you to create a piece and submit it to the Art in the Atrium project. Who knows perhaps we will be looking at one of your creations in the future.

If you have any questions about this program or how you can live and enjoy Frisco Texas, please contact me. You will find out what my other clients have found out: When you work with me, Your Success is My Focus.


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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Jeff, it seems to me that more and more cities are embracing art and incorporating it into public buildings and other public area such as parks, freeway under/over passes, etc. It's refreshing to see art and color in our cities.

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