Public Art in Baytown

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Baytown's Public Art Program began in 2017. The program is intended to build emotional connections between residents of Baytown with their community, building on the mantra “love where you live.” Overseeing the program is the Public Art Visioning Committee comprised of members from the City of Baytown, Art League of Baytown, and the Lee College Art Department. To learn more about the public art in Baytown, please click here.



Baytown's Public Art Program began in 2017. The program is intended to build emotional connections between residents of Baytown with their community, building on the mantra “love where you live.” Overseeing the program is the Public Art Visioning Committee comprised of members from the City of Baytown, Art League of Baytown, and the Lee College Art Department. To learn more about the public art in Baytown, please click here.


  • Howdy Mural

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    This bright and colorful flower mural is located at the Del Mont Properties in the Downtown Arts District. This is the first mural to include the “glitch” florals that the muralist Tyler Kay is known for on canvas. Location: 123 W Defee St, Baytown, TX 77520. Click here to see more pictures!

  • Promise Center Mural

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    The West Baytown Civic Association and the Promise Center of Baytown partnered together on their Neighborhood Grant application for a wall mural at the Promise Center of Baytown. This mural was completed by local artist Jessica Rice. This mural is located on the side of the Promise Center of Baytown, and emphasizes their dedication to education, diversity, and a promise of the future of the youth in Baytown. Jessica Rice roughed a hurricane and sweltering summer heat to bring this mural to life.

    Artist Statement: The designs are different in the way they get the message across, but do share some of the same symbols. For example I chose the hands with different skin tones to show diversity, and some of the same symbols to show different types of industry (the microscope, paintbrush, stethoscope, apple for teaching, etc). We discussed showcasing education, so I included books, a globe, and graduating/academic achievement with grad caps and diplomas. The design uses the space the most effectively and it conveys the message while still leaving room for personal interpretations/viewers' experience. It's colorful, bright and sunny, positive, and makes the biggest impact. I loved using the idea of the hands reaching up and almost looking like trees signifying personal growth; branching out and up into the future. I put in some wildflowers that are actually native to the area (something I like to do in my work often) and also a flying Heron to represent Baytown.

  • New Splashpad Art

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    The City is happy to announce a new addition to the growing number of community art projects. You can find this addition in the splash pad area of Pelly, Roseland, Central Heights, Bergeron, McElroy, and Jenkins Park. This project, similar to the Mini Mural Program, where traffic control panels were wrapped in artwork at intersections around town, features art covering splash pad control panels. The new art comes to us via artist Magdalena Esparza, who hand painted all 6 splashpad control boxes.

  • Asphalt Art at Ashbel Street

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    The Public Art Visioning Committee is at it again with another fun art installation in the Downtown Arts District! This asphalt art project is located on Ashbel Street next to Town Square, 213 W. Texas Avenue. The mural is safe to walk on, but please no recreational wheels of any kind including vehicles, scooters, bicycles, etc. We want to keep the street mural in tip-top shape for all to enjoy!

  • Mini Mural Phase 3!

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    In April of 2021 the City of Baytown announced a call for artists, inviting area artists to create an original art piece that will be displayed on traffic control cabinets around the city. The Call for Artists included two categories: Love Where You Live and Neighborhood Spirit. Eleven art pieces were chosen by the Public Art Visioning Committee. The artist and their art piece names are below from top left to right. These are computer generated mockups. Installation will begin later this summer.

    • The Astronaut by Rachelle Dodson
    • Baytonia by Joshua Villegas
    • Stump Speech by Aileen Harding
    • Euphoric by Megan Lowe
    • Sangre Azteca by Felix Preciado
    • Water Lilies by Adrian Sanchez
    • Mind of an Artist by Mysti D. Jamison
    • Blue Crab by Alysia Graham
    • Sonder by Vianey Nicole
    • Perfect Landing by Aileen Harding
    • Children Grow Change by Ella Alden Pope
  • Storm Drain Art: Featuring Vianey Trejo

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    A fellow Baytonian, Vianey is a high school art student who's passion is art. In the near future, she plans on pursuing an art degree in either animation or illustration in college. When it comes to art, Vianey likes to experiment with different mixed media. Some of the things that inspire her are nature and modern media. You can keep up with VIaney's work @viableu on Instagram.

  • Storm Drain Art: Featuring Kevin Trejo

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    Kevin is a lifelong resident of Baytown who takes inspiration from Banksy, the mysterious English street artist who produced a series of works in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Kevin's favorite medium is paint, and he strives to make the world more beautiful. He has been a participant in Via Colori and a finalist for the Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Competition.

  • Storm Drain Art: Featuring Magdalena Esparza

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    Magdalena Esparza is an enthusiastic artist and color aficionado. In the past four years, she has been participating in the famous Via Colori, a chalk murals event on the streets of downtown Houston. In her Monkey Way Studio, she designs and creates cartoon illustrations in digital format and acrylic paintings. Right now, she is publishing her first coloring book from the collection Paint & Learn called Quien Vive en Chile? (Who live in Chile?) A new book concept to teach children about the origins of Chile and their native ethnic groups. Her drive has always been to motivate everybody to be an artist as her, as she believes that creativity is a habit. Instagram: @magdance

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