The mission of the Arts Council is to nurture and strengthen the artistic, cultural, and educational quality of the community and surrounding areas.

Sculpture Garden

What is Sculpture Garden?

Established in memory of Minnie Rae Wood, the Sculpture Garden contains eight permanent pieces of art and nine to ten sculptures that participate in our annual exhibit, remaining on the grounds for a full calendar year. The Sculpture Garden is open to the public during our regular business hours and by appointment at other times.

Applying To Exhibit
Current Exhibit Artwork
Sculpture Garden After Dark
Installation Process


How does an artist participate in Sculpture Garden?

We’re currently accepting applications for artwork to be juried into the 2018-2019 Sculpture Garden exhibit.  While this is the 14th year of the exhibit, this will be the first year the artwork is accepted on a juried basis rather than by invitation. 

All applications can be made through the CaFE Call For Entries site, please click this link to apply.


What artwork is showing in the garden this year?

In order to allow our grounds to “rest” after the severe drought of the past seven years, we reduced the number of pieces being shown from ten to five.  These works exemplify the quality of our participating artists, having been carefully curated from five previously exhibiting artists.

Messenger - Prankster

Messenger - Prankster
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Joe Barrington is a native Texan and holds a BFA in Sculpture from Midwestern State University. Joe is a full time sculptor who works and resides with his wife J.J. in a converted car dealership, Red Star Studio, in Throckmorton and Red Star Studio 2 in Albany. In 2015 he was named a Fain College of Fine Arts Distinguished Alumnus at Midwestern State University.


How does that artwork get into the garden each year?

Check out this great video from installer and artist Joe Barrington!


What is Sculpture Garden After Dark?

Join us the first Thursday of each month during spring, summer and fall for Sculpture Garden After Dark.  Operating in conjunction with the downtown Wichita Falls After Hours Artwalk, the garden will be open to the public from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  B.Y.O.B.: bag chair, BFF, bottle… bring along the kids or a picnic.  Live music, great art, and good company.  A fabulous Thursday evening in the making!