In 2007 Leadership Wichita Falls (LWF), a group of young business leaders, began a public arts project where over 50 fiberglass horses were painted by local artists, and have since been displayed across town. Now, ten years later, this group is revisiting the project for round two.
Local artists are being commissioned to paint horses an foals at the direction of a business owner that will first purchase the statue for a set price. Once the horses are painted they will be displayed at the purchasers place of business. This project will not only beautify the area with art covered horses, but the funds raised by this project will also be used to overhaul outdated parks.
The parks that will benefit from this project include Bud Daniels Park located downtown. Some ideas for the space include an art and music haven and possible splash park as well as a memorial wall to honor fallen police officers. Other parks include two local elementary schools that need updated and safer play equipment as well as wheelchair accessible play areas.
This project ties together nicely the community with the arts in a way that will benefit all ages and our city as a whole.
For more information about this project or how to get involved you can go to TheManeEvent.org or call (940) 773-1108