As a lifelong art collector, aesthetics and design play important roles in Craig Hall’s personal and professional life. So much so that a focus on art became the conceptual force that drove the design and master plan for the HALL Park development in Frisco. It was with this passion that Hall dedicated the front four acres at the park’s entrance to showcase a significant collection of contemporary sculpture produced by artists living and working in Texas.
In order to ensure appropriate surroundings for these important works of art, specialty contractors and craftsmen were retained to design unique spaces and pedestals on which to prominently display each piece. To enhance the experience, careful attention was placed on creating a beautiful surrounding environment, including lakes, fountains, lush landscaping, monuments and seating areas.
Hall’s vision for the Texas Sculpture Garden is a continuation of his commitment to making art accessible to everyone, encouraging art education and facilitating connections between artists and the community. Working closely with curator Patricia Meadows, Hall carefully and personally selected numerous works now featured in this new and unique setting. Representative of the excellence and diversity of both materials and styles from around the state, the works within the Texas Sculpture Garden were produced by artists living in large cities such as Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, and small rural towns such as Sanger, Bolivar and Ovilla.