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.


  • West Baytown Street Art

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    A large-scale, triangular street art design now adorns the street in front of Bergeron Park, showcasing a special sarape-inspired design. This project was part of the Neighborhood Empowerment Grant Program, and artist Angel Quesada worked with the West Baytown Civic Association's input to bring their vision to life. Click here to see more.

    West Baytown Civic Association celebrated the completion of the project with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by the audience and led by Association president, Fred Aguilar.





  • Pelly Mural

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    A large-scale mural paying homage to Pelly's historic roots and local charms was painted on the Outboard Performance Service building directly across from Pelly Park. This project was completed through the Neighborhood Empowerment Grant program. Local Artist Jessica Rice used actual homes in the neighborhood as inspiration and incorporated natural elements native to the area such as blue herons, fig and pecan trees. Click here for more.



  • Central Heights Street Art

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    The neighbors of Central Heights applied for a Neighborhood Empowerment Grant to bring color and visual interest to the intersection of Atlantic and Texoma streets in front of Central Heights Park. Local Artist Magdalena Esparza incorporated elements of resident-requested nature and vibrant tones for the art piece she painted. The artwork fills the entire intersection and provides a cheerful backdrop for the residents of Central Heights and Baytown.



  • Goose Creek Trail Storm Drain Art

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    The Goose Creek Trail Storm Drain Project is the latest in an ongoing effort to enrich and beautify the community through public art. The project consists of 13 painted storm drains that span the length of Goose Creek Trail on Emmett Hutto Boulevard between Rollingbrook Drive and West Baker Road. Ranging from high school and college art students to art teachers and professional artists, each contributor brought a unique and creative perspective to the project.
    Love and Water by Mysti Jamison
    Protect the Ocean by Evelyn Brauet

    Sunflower by Sarah Lopez

    Clean Ocean Devotees by Christina Martinez

    Contribute to Continuing by Canace and Anna Morton

    Above and Below by Karina Bhattacharya

    Turtle by Magdalena Esparza

    Otter by Magdalena Esparza

    Octopi by Hailey Grandstaff, Peyton Austin, and Lilliane Blessing
    Live on Earth, Love the Earth by Yazli Gonzalez Fish for a Cleaner Future by Dalia Sifuentes

    Rainy Day by Vianey Trejo
    Water is Life by Vianey Trejo




  • 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.

Page last updated: 19 Sep 2022, 06:32 AM