The Best Public Art in Dallas

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From murals to sculptures, unique public art collections are a common sight along the streets of Dallas. The pieces range from memorials to the highly unusual. When you’re ready to take a look, here is some of what you’ll find near our Dallas apartments

42 Murals 

Found in Deep Ellum, the 42 Murals project turned aging buildings into incredible works of art. Created by 42 different artists, the colorful murals draw visitors from around the world. Many pay tribute to Deep Ellum’s storied musical history and honor famed musicians like Norah Jones and Hullie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter. 

Pegasus at the Omni

Now called Dallas’s unofficial mascot, Pegasus originally stood above the Magnolia Oil Company building. This bright red horse lit up the city’s skyline from 1934 to 1999. Some even claimed it was bright enough to direct pilots to Love Field. By the late 1990s, Pegasus had seen better days, and they replaced it with a replica. The original was found in a storage shed in 2015, and after a massive renovation, it now calls the Omni Hotel Plaza home. 

The Eye 

Always on the lookout, the Eye is a one-of-a-kind sculpture created by artist Tony Tasset. He modeled the piece after his own eyes. Made of fiberglass, the Eye stands 30 feet tall and sits outside the Joule Hotel. 

Pioneer Plaza Cattle Drive 

The Pioneer Plaza Cattle Drive celebrates the trails that led settlers to Dallas. Texas artist Robert Summers recreated a cattle drive featuring 49 longhorns driven by three horse-riding cowboys. It’s believed that the bronze sculptures are the largest of their type anywhere in the world. 

After enjoying Dallas’s public art collection, enjoy a meal at a restaurant featured on television. You can sample tacos, Neapolitan-style pizza, and so much more. Finally, to call The Lofts at Mockingbird Station home, please contact us. Our friendly leasing team will show you all that our apartments in Dallas have to offer. 

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