This art installation will consist of eight over-sized, steel Monarch butterfly sculptures painted by McKinney artists.
These sculptures will be placed throughout the Historic Downtown McKinney Cultural District.
This joint project between the Texas Commission for the Arts, the McKinney Arts Commission, McKinney Main Street and the City of McKinney seeks to attract and educate visitors and residents alike on the importance of the Monarch butterfly to our ecosystem.
We believe this installation will contribute to the unique look and feel of the Cultural Arts District. This project provides an opportunity to highlight local talent and district markers for our community to enjoy.
Call for Artists
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2019
Questions? Contact the Marketing & Development Specialist at McKinney Performing Arts Center 972-547-9023.
Tentative timeline of events
November 15, 2019: Call to artists
December 15, 2019: Deadline for Submission
Mid to late January 2020: Artists receive butterflies to paint
Spring 2020: Sculpture reveal
Raised 8’ in the air on a metal post
Proposed wingspan is 4 feet
Wings will be in two pieces and welded to the post at the time installation