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File #: 21-0976    Name: Public Art Work - Concrete Silos & Grain Elevator
Type: Resolution Status: Approved
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 11/2/2021 Final action: 11/2/2021
Title: Consider/Discuss/Act on a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Agreement with Guido van Helten Pty Ltd for the Creation of a Public Art Work Located on the Concrete Silos and Grain Elevator at 406 E Virginia St, McKinney, TX 75069
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. TCA Award, 3. Agreement

Title
Consider/Discuss/Act on a Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to Execute an Agreement with Guido van Helten Pty Ltd for the Creation of a Public Art Work Located on the Concrete Silos and Grain Elevator at 406 E Virginia St, McKinney, TX 75069

Summary

COUNCIL GOAL: Enhance the Quality of Life in McKinney

MEETING DATE: November 2, 2021

DEPARTMENT: MPAC / Main Street

CONTACT: Amy Rosenthal, Program Director

RECOMMENDED CITY COUNCIL ACTION:
Approve the resolution and authorize the City Manager to execute the Artist Agreement

ITEM SUMMARY:
* City of McKinney has received an artist proposal for a public art project on the city-owned concrete silos and grain elevator located at 406 E Virginia Street.
* The proposal includes community engagement activities and an over-sized mural by Australian artist, Guido van Helten. Van Helten works in a photorealism style and has an international reputation with artwork across the globe.
* This public art project highlights McKinney's cultural heritage and involves participation from historic and diverse communities.
* McKinney's piece contributes to van Helten's 'Monument' series, connecting a trail of silo art across the United States and attracts cultural tourists.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
* In 2018, the Texas Commission on the Arts recognized the Historic Downtown McKinney Cultural District.
* Boundaries of the walkable district incorporate an area approximately from Mitchell Park to Old Settler's Park.
* The concrete silos and grain elevator identified for the project are adjacent to The Mill in East McKinney. The silos were constructed in 1927 and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
* Staff has presented about this project on March 2 and April 20. Staff received feedback from community on March 18 at the East McKinney Open House in addition to supportive comments from the Municipal Community Complex architects on March 30.
* A subcommittee of the McKinney Arts Commission will as...

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