For 2023, 25 new sculptures are installed along Texas Avenue. They will be be on display for visitors to view until March 31, 2024
More people are visiting the Downtown Arts District; drawn in to see the sculptures and in turn, businesses in the area are reporting more foot traffic and a rise in sales. Visitors have been very impressed by the outstanding quality of the sculptures and are thoroughly enjoying them. It is heartwarming to see the response!
The 2023 sculptures were chosen from an international juried art call and the 25 pieces are by artists from Texas, South Dakota, Colorado, Idaho, Arizona and British Columbia, Canada. We are honored that they entrusted their beautiful works of art to the ACE District for one year.
The art is a mixture of figurative and abstract, all completed with amazing skill and details. This free art exhibit allows the public to assist artists and Baytonians by voting for the People's Choice. The winning sculpture will find a permanent home in Baytown and help to beautify our city and the artists benefit from the sale. In fact, all of the art is for sale or lease.
The 2022 People's Choice was "Mom, Can I Keep Him?!" by Susan Geissler, Youngstown, NY. It was purchased by the City of Baytown and placed at the Baytown Animal Shelter.
The Best of Show went to "Interaction of Thought V" by John Mark Luke, Round Rock, Tx. He received a $1000 award.
Vote For Your Favorite Sculpture
1. Visit the Downtown Arts District
2. Get a brochure from the RED topped box on the light posts at Ashbel and Texas or Gaillard and Texas.
3. Stroll down Texas Avenue and Ashbel to see all 20 sculptures.
4. Choose your favorite one and mark it on the ballot inside the brochure.
5. Tear off the ballot and put it in the LOCKED RED MAILBOX.
6. Post a comment on our Facebook page
7. Share your photos with #BaytownSculptureTrail
8. Tell your friends and family about it
9. Visit the local businesses
Meet Our Sponsors
Huge appreciation goes to our sponsors who took a chance on our new and ambitious project. None of this would have been possible without them. Thank you so much!!
It has been our pleasure to partner with the City of Baytown, the former Director of Sculpture Walk Sioux Falls, and an advisory team of artists, businesses and volunteers, to bring this to fruition.
In a few short months, we will be sending out a call for artists so that we can bring a fresh new exhibit to Baytown in March of 2024.If you would like to be a part of this program in any way, please contact us.
We hope that you will visit the Sculpture Trail, vote for your favorite and spread the word. We are here to stay!!