Monarchs of McKinney

Public Art Program

This art installation consists of eight over-sized, steel Monarch butterfly sculptures painted by McKinney artists to attract and educate visitors and residents alike on the importance of the Monarch butterfly to our ecosystem.

The sculptures have been placed throughout the Historic Downtown McKinney Cultural District.

McKinnney Monarch Initiative

Butterfly sculpture with Unique by Nature and geometric art painted on wingsRoy and Helen Hall Library
Meditative Mandala Group

Butterfly Sculpture with plants that butterflies eat painted on wingsChestnut Square
Lynne Hubner

Butterfly sculpture with wings painted to resemble a monarch butterflyCentral Park
Melissa Patrello

Butterfly sculpture with wings painted like a blue butterflyChestnut Parking Garage
Denise Kendrick

Butterfly sculpture with migration paths of butterflies painted on wingsThe Cove
Anne Royer

Butterfly Sculpture Details

  • Steel construction
  • Raised 8’ in the air on a metal post
  • Wingspan is 4 feet 
  • Wings are two pieces and welded to the post at the time of installation
  • Each wing weighs around 40 pounds

Support and funding for the program provided by:

MCDC logoMcKinney Arts CommissionTexas Commission on the ArtsMcKinnney Monarch Initiative