In 2016, the Texas Commission on the Arts awarded $1,000 to the Smithville Cultural District to begin a “Sculpture on Main” program as a grant matching funds from the City of Smithville, the Lost Pines Artisans’ Alliance, the Keep Smithville Beautiful committee of the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce, and a number of other community sponsors (listed below). These sculptures will be on display throughout 2017. They are all for sale and can be purchased by contacting the City of Smithville. Please note that the costs for transportation and installation is not included in the listed sales price.
The sculptures are located on the 100 and 200 blocks of Main Street and represent works from six regional artists. (Artist bios to be provided here by Feb. 18).
Main Street Map of Sculptures (DRAFT): SOM_MAP_draft1
- City of Smithville
- Lost Pines Artisans’ Alliance
- Keep Smithville Beautiful (a committee of the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce)
- Smithville Noon Lions Club
- Smithville Jamboree
- Samantics Squared
- Morris & McClimon Attorneys at Law
- Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative
- Mosaic Art and Home
Image: Alex Porter installs “The Big Splash” at First and Main.
Sculptures on Permanent Display
Angel and Cherub “Homeward”
by Bill McGlaun
Smithville Texas Veterans Memorial Park, 311 NW 2nd St.
Swallowtail on Train Wreck
by Russell Smith
Gazebo Park, 100 NE 1st St.
by A. Armstrong
Ann Powell Memorial Rose Garden
City Hall, 317 Main
Dr. Thomas J. Gazley Bust
by Bill McGlaun
Independence Park, Loop 230 at Royston
Metal Train Sculpture
by Jeff Snyder
Riverbend Park, 107 Hwy 71 W