You can head down just about any block in downtown Wichita Falls and find some sort of art. Downtown is home to several murals, painted horses from the Mane Event project with Leadership Wichita Falls, the sculptural bike rack project from Downtown Wichita Falls Development, and painted crosswalks. Art is definitely abundant in downtown and adds to our already unique culture.
Artists, property owners, and non profits have come together over the years and have created a vibrant art scene in the heart of Wichita Falls. No matter what style of art you enjoy, you will find something to love downtown. It has become the spot for vibrant backgrounds for photo shoots and weddings.
In the alleys you can hunt for the gnomes that are hiding on light poles, take a stroll down the sidewalks to find painted rocks, and hook up your bike to one of the many sculptural bike racks while you grab a bite to eat after a ride on the Circle Trail. Enjoy a nice walk through the Kemp Center for the Arts garden and see the sculptures that change through out the year, so you are guaranteed to always see something a new.
In addition to murals and other forms of public art, downtown is home to several art galleries and studios. When planning a trip downtown don’t forget to check out the boutiques and antiques shops and stop in one of downtown’s many restaurants for a great culinary experience.
For a full listing of art in public places in Wichita Falls the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture has complied a list.