Grab your friends and adult family and take our Plano Art Walk tours by foot, ride or drive.
Questions and Prompts
Rhythmic Illuminations (metal sculptures along 15th Street)
If each of these sculptures had a name, what would it be?
If they were alive, what type of personality or persona, would they each possess?
These sculptures illuminate at night! If you are viewing them during the day how do you think they might be different at night? If you are viewing them at night how do you think they would be different during the day?
Cox Building & Courtyard Theater
Can you identify what types of architectural features these buildings have?
Can you identify which time period each one is from?
Plano High School & Gym
Can you imagine what it would have been like to attend school here in the 1920’s?
What would that look, sound, feel or even smell like?
ArtCentre of Plano
Could you imagine living in this house 50, or even 100 years ago? How would that be different than if you lived there today?
How does this space “feel” knowing that all types of artists create their masterpieces on display here?
Can you imagine what types of art they might have shown?
DeBusk Sculpture & Art Through the Park
What type of metal do you think was used to make some of these statues?
Which one(s) is/are your favorites? Why?
W. Heron Mural
What are some of the first things (or objects) you notice in this mural? Do you notice others the longer you observe and admire the mural?
Do you feel this mural tells a complete story or are there missing pieces?
Douglass Mural “Tracks of our Past and Future”
Read the speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass.
Does it change your perspective on Independence Day or Juneteenth?
L.A. David (& Old City) Cemetery
Can you spot any notable or familiar names here?
Who are they and what did they do?
Stimpson & Drake Park
Stimpson & Drake are familiar names in the Douglass Community as they were the first early African American settlers to the area.
Did you know however that there are no known photos of either of them in existence?
Discuss how that might feel, how would it feel being a descendent of theirs?
Interurban Railway Museum
What do you feel standing here and seeing the past and present represented together?
Can you imagine how having the railway here impacted the area?
Do you think Plano would still be as big today without it? Why or why not?
Imagine people watching here during a packed performance, who is here?
If you could plan your own event for this space, what would it be?
Why do you think this rock was placed here? Was it to commemorate a special occasion?
Describe the color palette used in this art installation, how do the colors make you feel?
If you had a chance to listen to the audio accompaniment, did you learn anything fascinating or new that you did not know before?
Fire Station #1
What are your first impressions of Everyone Goes Home?
What emotions would you use to describe how this art makes you feel?
Vickery Park Mural
What do you think it would have been like to live during the time depicted in this mural?
How would you describe this artwork to someone who has never seen it?
Mule Sculpture & Haggard Park
Is there anything you find funny or visually interesting about the Mule sculpture?
Do you see the benefits to having this green space in Downtown Plano? Why or why not?