Each spring, the Buffalo Bayou ArtPark,
an artists run, non-profit 501 c(3) organization that places temporary
public art in open spaces across Houston and Harris County, brings internationally
renowned artists to Houston to develop and install public art works
with the assistance of the sculpture students of the University of Houston.
These are displayed in public areas across the Houston area for limited
periods of time.
The Buffalo Bayou
ArtPark features a constantly rotating collection of public art
at the Sabine Street bridge between Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive.
Between 20 and 25 works of art are displayed at the park at any one
time. The park itself slopes down the banks of Buffalo Bayou and offers
a variety of settings for sculpture as well as other forms of art. Stipends
are given to participating artists to help defray expenses. Proposals
for site-specific temporary artwork are accepted year round. This park
is maintained with the assistance of the City of Houston Parks Department
and the Municipal Arts Commission.
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Funding for the Artist in Residence program has been provided by The
Brown Foundation as well as the Cultural Arts Council of Houston/Harris
County and has been co-sponsored by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership and
the City of Houston Convention and Entertainment Facilities Department.