Bastrop Art in Public Places

City of Bastrop, Texas

Bastrop, Texas is a unique blend of old and new. Nestled on the banks of the Colorado River, in the heart of the Lost Pines region, the Bastrop historic district offers a delightful selection of shops, restaurants and inns. Nearby neighborhoods have over 100 historic homes, many beautifully restored. A Texas Main Street City since 2007, Bastrop was also named a Distinctive Destination in 2010 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in recognition of the City’s work to preserve its historic character, promote heritage tourism and extend its welcome.

The Bastrop Downtown Sculpture Project is a program of the Bastrop Art in Public Places Task Force and the City of Bastrop. It is an outdoor visual arts exhibition put in place annually.  This highly visible and accessible exhibit will serve as an art destination for the residents of Bastrop County and Central Texas, as well as, visitors to the area.  Viewers will have an opportunity to appreciate and be inspired by the variety, artistry and creativity unique to this exhibition.  Sculptures from Texas artists that are selected through the juried process will be installed throughout the historic downtown Bastrop corridor for one full year (November 5, 2014, through October 15, 2015).  The sculptures will vary in theme, construction and materials and may be on sale while on loan.

The winning sculptures will be presented at a Sculpture Stroll on Sunday afternoon, November 9, 2014, starting at 2pm.  An awards ceremony will take place at 3pm at the gazebo on the Courthouse lawn followed by receptions to meet the artists at three galleries in downtown Bastrop.

2014/2015 Call for Entries

You are invited to submit your work to be displayed for the year-long public exhibit that showcases large scale, outdoor sculpture.  See the prospectus for more information: BAIPP Sculpture Call Final



December 1, 2014: Submission Deadline; Confirmations of receipt of submissions

February 1, 2015: Notification of Acceptance

February 15, 2015:  Signed contract and W-9 due

March 16-20, 2015: Installation by appointment

March 22, 2015:

Tentative times for events 2 pm – Sculpture Stroll

3 pm – Awards Ceremony 3:30-6 pm – Artist Receptions

March, 2016: Uninstall Work by appointment

For artist or event information, please contact Deborah Johnson with the Bastrop Art in Public Places Committee at 512 657-4275.



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