Through a partnership with The Woodlands Township and the generous funding of underwriters, twenty-nine Art Benches have been commissioned and installed along The Woodlands Waterway and in the Hughes Landing commercial area adjacent to Lake Woodlands.
Designed by local, national, and international artists, these one-of-a-kind art benches add beauty to our community while serving a practical function. The Art Bicycle Racks being created in this phase of the Public Art program will be the first Art Bicycle Racks installed in The Woodlands, and are intended to expand the presence of public art in the same general areas as the Art Benches.
The Woodlands, Texas is an award-winning, master-planned community of more than 100,000 residents. Located 40 miles north of
Houston, The Woodlands has a strong history of public art. The Woodlands is an aesthetically unique district, with its natural landscapes
and waterway backdrop. We challenge the artists to conceptualize work that can highlight their own vision in conjunction with both the
underwriter and these unique chosen sites.
The Woodlands Arts Council, Inc. (TWAC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to provide regional, cultural, and educational enrichment opportunities that encourage, support, and promote the performing and visual arts.
Up to three (3) semi-finalists will be chosen for each location in a preliminary selection process. One (1) finalist for each location will be chosen to construct an art bike rack. Each of the ART BIKE RACK finalists will receive $6,000 for the bike rack selected and installed ($3,000 upon execution of Artist Agreement and the final $3,000 when the bike rack is delivered and accepted).