With that in mind, let’s dive in to a few of these public artworks, so you know exactly where to look for them during your next trip to Southlake.
We’ll begin in the northern part of the city—Southlake’s rural and rustic side. Located on Carroll and Dove, Morning by Darrell Davis depicts a scene of a herd of deer and is meant to evoke the serene peace that visitors will find throughout the town.
A CITY’S BEST FRIEND
Driving from the northern side of town on the way to Town Square, visitors will pass the Department of Public Safety. Archie St. Clair’s two bronzed firedogs stand watch outside the fire and police station, embodying the city’s dogged commitment to service in dual statues known as Loyalty & Service Above All Else. Turn the corner, and you’ll see Gary Alsum’s statue Saluting a Hero—another tribute to the men and women who keep the city safe.
This statue celebrates the power of a good book—many of which can be found at the nearby Southlake Public Library. Crafted by Cedar Hill artist Seth Vandable, Taking Flight shows how a powerful work of literature can take students anywhere they wish and give them the tools to succeed once they get there.
THE TIES THAT BIND
It’s now filled to the brim with five-star shops and restaurants, but Southlake Town Square was once nothing but farmland. Developer Brian Stebbins dreamed this farmland would one day turn into a family-friendly entertainment hub. Noted sculptor Jane DeDecker created this artwork in Town Square’s Family Park to celebrate that dream coming to fruition.
THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM
DeDecker’s other contribution to Southlake (pictured above) also celebrates the power of family. As you leave the city, you may pass her On the Count of Three. This stunning piece captures the joy shared between parents and children. And when that child tries—for the first time—to jump and reach new heights.
Photos Courtesy: City of Southlake