Native Spirit

by Tim Mispagel


Now on display in front of City Hall.

​​​Art in Public Places in De Soto


It has long been a dream of the De Soto Arts Council to add Art in public places within the city.  Art in public places engages and improves the quality of life of the community and educates the community through the promotion of public art, particularly works which highlight the unique qualities of the city whether historical or current events, and connects people to the community.  This idea builds upon three fundamental ideas:


  • Identity: Public art will make De Soto a more memorable place, distinct from anywhere else in the region. Public art will signal that De Soto is a place where culture is appreciated and enjoyed.
  • Activate: As the city is developing public art can be a tool to make these distinctive environments that people want to inhabit.
  • Connect: Public art can help tell De Soto’s stories, engage people in meaningful ways and provide valuable, interactive experiences


We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with the City of De Soto to provide the city's first long-term public installation. Thank you to all who submitted your art for consideration. Please stay tuned for information about future public requests for display pieces.