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Inaugural Lewisville: The Town I Love Youth Art Show

The Public Art Advisory Committee hosted a youth art show reception on Wednesday, May 8 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Mary Alice Warren Community Center at 7632 Warren Pk. Dr. Winners of this art show will be announced at the reception and will have their work displayed at the community center until May 22.

Lewisville: The Town I Love Youth Edition Art Show

Local Art Displays

Step into the fantastical world of metal giants with local artist Frank Holder.

The Frank Holder Collection at Mary Alice Warren Community Center

Opal the ostrich (pictured right) can be seen welcoming visitors at the entrance drive to the Mary Alice Warren Community Center. Be sure you stop by to see her!

Holder also created the two dinosaurs (pictured below) that can be found towering behind the community center. In 2021, the students at Lewisville Elementary School voted to name the dinosaurs Lewissaurus and Elliesaurus when they were brought to their new home.

Cliff Lewis, a Lewisville resident, donated these three pieces of Frank Holder’s artwork to the Town in memory of his mother, Elizabeth Baer Lewis. We are grateful to Mr. Lewis for his generous donations of these wonderful works of art.

About the Artist

Frank Holder (1931-2009) was a metal sculptor and Lewisville resident. Holder was a professional welder who retired from R.J. Reynolds Co. He created countless fanciful figures from scrap metal, many of which express Holder’s subtle sense of humor: giant insects that hold mailboxes, a whale that spouts water, a provocative mermaid, and a madcap roadrunner. He celebrated the natural world with towering daffodils, a soaring eagle, a leaping ram, and many others. Holder was an active member of the Lewisville area and arts council. His work was displayed at area galleries and craft events in various states.

Opal the ostrich
Ellie and Lewie

Public Art Advisory Committee

Public Art Advisory Committee Web Page

The mission of the Committee is to suggest and recommend actions pertaining to the acquisition, loan, placement, maintenance, display, and/or disposal of the Town's public artworks.