The Woodlands, Texas is an award-winning, master-planned community of more than 100,000 residents with a strong history of public art. The Woodlands Arts Council invites national and international artists to apply for the next installation of The Woodlands Art Bench outdoor permanent collection.
So far, 14 Art Benches have been commissioned and installed along The Woodlands Waterway through a partnership with The Woodlands Township and the generous funding of underwriters in the community. Walk from The Woodlands Mall to Town Green Park and enjoy the beauty and practicality of these one-of-a-kind Art Benches designed by local, national and international artists.
Three finalists will be chosen for each bench in a preliminary selection process and will receive a $300 stipend. One artist from these finalists will be chosen to construct a bench, receiving a stipend of $8,000.
Artists are encouraged to work conceptually with the chosen site and underwriter’s vision. 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.