Art in Public Spaces
The City of North Richland Hills inaugurated the Art in Public Spaces Program in 2002. By integrating art into daily life, the program beautifies public areas, improves our quality of life and creates a distinctive identity for our community.
The City has 22 artworks in its Permanent Collection for residents and visitors to enjoy. The murals, paintings, installations and sculptures by outstanding nationally-renowned artists are located in parks, rail stations and public buildings throughout our City. They include a wide variety of mediums and materials, from oil paintings and mosaics to metal and stone sculptures. Four works, including Joe Barrington's "Armadillo," Jim LaPaso's "Passion Flower," Buster Graybill's "Integrity" and Delbert Beckham's "Flower Log" have been removed from Bedford Euless Parkway to allow for street construction. Please refer to the locator map to find these and the many other wonderful works in the NRH Art in Public Spaces Collection.
New NRH Public Art Installed at Smithfield and Iron Horse TEXRail Stations
Visiting both the past and the future of North Richland Hills, artists Rebecca Zook and Pam Summers have created unique and beautiful visuals on acrylic paneling placed within the NRH TEXRail station passenger waiting enclosures. Learn more here.
NRH Signal Art Program
The NRH Signal Art Program was implemented in 2007 to enhance the City’s Art in Public Spaces Program. The nationally recognized program coordinates with established professional artists who design original artwork for traffic signal boxes located throughout the city. The popular "Hollywood Cowboys," installed in 2013, were replaced throughout 2016-2017 with "Music Legends." Be on the lookout as you commute through NRH for portraits of legendary performers from all genres of music!
The city has established a Donations Fund to help pay for the Art in Public Spaces Program. If you are interested in contributing to this fund, we offer 3 convenient options:
If you would like more information about the Art in Public Spaces Program, please contact us at 817-427-6620 or by email.