Hunt County Public Art

Seeking 2018 Art Proposals

Hunt County Public Art is seeking proposals from local artists for 2018 art projects.


The public art group is asking local artists to submit their creative ideas by Sept. 29.

An application packet is available here.

“We can’t wait to see what ideas our artists come up with,” said Byron Taylor, president and CEO of the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and a founder of Hunt County Public Art. “The creative community is so strong here, and I’m excited to help our local artists create more artwork to make our public spaces look fresh and beautiful.”

The public art group has funded eight projects so far, five of which are already completed: “Spectrum” by Cathy Smithey, “High Cotton” by Pamela Edwards, “Eternal Carousel” by David Zvanut, “Find Your Match” by Bob Bird and “Bridge Crossing” by JJ Savage.

Three more projects are scheduled to be completed this year: “be seen” by Brian Weaver, “Native Wildflowers” by Debora Schubert Lytle and “Life and Nature” by Joseph McCowan.

“We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished so far and look forward to adding more exciting projects in 2018,” said Derek Price, one of the founders of Hunt County Public Art. “We’re raising money and partnering with talented artists to make our towns more vibrant, and what can be better than that?”

Funding for the 2018 projects will be raised at the upcoming Hearts for the Arts gala in February, which will include an art auction, wine, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. Kim Coker will chair the gala once again for 2018.

“I’ve loved watching the difference Hunt County Public Art has made by lifting up our cities,” Coker said. “With your support, we’ll be able to continue helping local artists add eye-catching, creative pieces that bring new life to our public spaces.”

If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering at the 2018 Hearts for the Arts gala, contact Coker at 903-450-5254.

For more information, contact Byron Taylor at 903-456-5518.