Public Art & Cultural Projects
Temporary Sculpture Display
The City of Dexter is home to a rotating sculpture display called the Dexter Art Gardens. A call for entries for temporary sculptures has been released for the 2020-2021 season. The deadline to apply is February 27, 2020. Three sculptures will selected for installation on concrete pads around the community starting in June.
Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival
Every summer since 2013, under the curious and watchful eye of the public, local and visiting artists in a wide-variety of mediums work outdoors for four days in and around Dexter. Activities include a friendly competition for professional and emerging artists, a quick-draw painting competition and artwork sale, and other fun events announced on the Schedule of Events and Festival Overview. The festival culminates with a two-day exhibit and art sale of all competition artwork in the Tent Gallery in Monument Park. Visit the Paint Dexter Website to learn more.
Permanent Sculpture Display
The City of Dexter is responsible for five permanent sculptures located around the community. There are additional permanent works of art, such as murals, which are maintained by private and non-profit entities.