Hunt County Public Art

Seeking 2019 Art Proposals

Hunt County Public Art is seeking proposals from local artists for 2019 art projects.


The public art group is asking local artists to submit their creative ideas by Aug. 24.

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 10 projects so far, eight 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, “Bridge Crossing” by JJ Savage, “be seen” by Brian Weaver, “Native Wildflowers” by Debora Schubert Lytle and “Life and Nature” by Joseph McCowan.

In addition, “The Sky’s The Limit,” a mural on the L.P. Waters Early Childhood Center building by Elisa Lane, and an art glass window in the Commerce Public Library by David Zvanut, are currently being installed.

“We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished so far and look forward to adding more exciting projects in 2019,” 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 2019 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.

If you are interested in sponsoring or volunteering at the 2019 Hearts for the Arts gala, contact Byron Taylor at 903-456-5518.