Public Art

The Woodlands’ Art Benches and Art Bike Rack Project

The Woodlands has one of the largest collections of public art in Texas, with over 100 pieces of public art (sculptures, mosaics, murals, and art benches) spread throughout our community. The Art Bench (and now Art Bike Rack) project is comprised of unique art pieces that can be used as a seat or a way to prop up your bike after a long ride. It’s functional art – beautiful pieces created by local, regional, and internationally acclaimed artists that viewers can admire and use.

Currently, The Woodlands’ Town Center area is home to 30 Art Benches and 4 Art Bike Racks. All of these art pieces are funded by underwriters who work with the chosen artist to develop their vision for the art bench or bike rack. This makes all of the art pieces very unique, with individual stories behind them. For instance, the “Joyous Journey” art bike rack is an homage to the underwriter’s mother, Nana. The “Sound of Healing” art bench on Lake Woodlands, underwritten by Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center: Canopy, alludes to the tradition of ringing the bell at the end of a cancer treatment.

All of the art benches are within walking distance from one another, making it easy for art enthusiasts to go on a stroll around Lake Woodlands or along The Woodlands Waterway and enjoy (and interact with) multiple pieces of eye-catching art.

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Photos courtesy of Visit The Woodlands unless noted.