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Public Art in Collin County

including Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and Plano



A stuffy art museum isn't the only way to view art. You can now view art (if you notice it) as you're going through your daily routine--if you just look around you. Collin County has many wonderful opportunities to enjoy art, and introduce your kids to art, without driving downtown to the art museum.

Public Art in Allen, TX

The City of Allen's public art collection consists primarily of sculpture. When you're visiting Watters Creek with the kids, they can actually climb on some of it; the ducks and steer at the creek are well polished from active children. And isn't this how art should be?


Public Art in Frisco, TX

Frisco's art collections are strategically placed around the city in places you may expect to find it, such as the Frisco Discovery Center and Municipal Complex, to unexpected locations in parks and shopping centers. The collection includes sculpture, acrylics, pencil sketches, photography, and lithographs. The link above leads to numerous links that include an office park with large public art, bronze cattle drive depictions, and public art. Exploring the art makes a great date night or a fun scavenger hunt for the kids.


Public Art in McKinney, TX

The largest 400-piece collection of art may be found at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts in Historic McKinney. Additionally, sculptures and paintings are found throughout McKinney. You may download a brochure at the above link.


Public Art in Plano, TX

The City of Plano has eleven pieces of public art scattered throughout the city, most of which are sculpture. The above link is direct to a brochure which you may download to view or print.


Public Art in Wylie, TX

The City of Wylie has eight pieces of public art scattered throughout the city, and is comprised of sculpture, mosaic panels, and a mural. This is a great outing as several sculptures are interactive. The kids would probably love typing a message into the keyboard to hear it played in musical notes in "The Voices of Wylie" - Living Lenses.




by Debbie Krubsack
March 23, 2017
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