Public Art Program

The Mesquite Arts Council initiated the development of a percent for art program for the City of Mesquite in 2003. After review of area programs, including the cities of Dallas, Plano and Frisco a Mesquite policy was written and presented to the mayor and city council in 2004. An ordinance was created and passed that provides 2% of capital improvement projects for the Mesquite Public Art Program.

The mission of the program includes:

  1. Strengthen economic development and tourism;
  2. Enhance neighborhood identity;
  3. Educate children and adults;
  4. Support a public process for incorporating artist services and artworks in the design of civic spaces and facilities; and
  5. Enrich the spirit and pride of its citizens.

Significant works of art are located throughout the City and represent major artists from the region, California and Connecticut.

There are currently no call to artist projects.

Public Art Policy Document