Sugar Land’s growing art scene offers visitors exciting things to see and do throughout the city. Visitors can go to the Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery, where admission into this local artist collective is free. Space operates not only as a gallery but also as a working artist studio. The Sugar Land Art Center & Gallery also offers adult and children’s art classes in a variety of disciplines and has an on-site gift shop. Visitors can also stop by the Sugar Land Heritage Museum & Visitor Center to view a collection of paintings by local artist, Ange Hillz showcasing Sugar Land’s history, global community, and events. The Sugar Land Heritage Museum & Visitor Center also provides free admission and hosts several cultural art themed exhibits throughout the year.
Take a drive around Sugar Land to discover all ten bronze statues donated by resident, Sandy Levin. The statues are located throughout the city and depict nature and a reflection of everyday life. You can find the statues at Oyster Creek Park, Sugar Land Memorial Park, and Sugar Land Town Square. Probably the most iconic bronze statue found in Sugar Land is Bob Pack’s, Father of Texas, statue depicting Stephen F. Austin crossing the Brazos River in front of Sugar Land City Hall. His horse rearing, Austin struggles to lead a packhorse stumbling in the river’s current, represented by the surrounding fountain waters. Sugar Land is also home to several kinetic sculptures including a sculpture by artist, Lyman Whitaker of Whiatker Studio at the entrance of Sugar Land Regional Airport. According to Whitaker, “The twist and flow of this installation, VorTEX, gives the observer a chance to check into the weather before taking flight at Sugar Land Regional Airport. Its job is to connect the viewer to the surrounding natural elements.” Lastly, visit the sculpture, Fourth Charm by artist Clark Murray at the plaza adjacent to the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, on loan by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
Enjoy an evening of nationally and internationally renowned acts at the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land. Ranked as a “2017 Top New and Renovated Venues” by Billboard magazine, the Smart Financial Centre has hosted a diverse line up of national music, comedy artists, family shows, and theatrically staged Broadway productions. Lastly, enjoy a local production of musicals and theater from national award-winning performing arts studio, Inspiration Stage at the historic Sugar Land Auditorium.
The cultural arts program aims to elevate community pride, add distinction to our community, and inspire every generation.
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