To be a part of the Beautification Partnership, please complete the application above.
If you would like to volunteer to help with any of the many projects, please contact us. We are always in need of help and volunteers with projects we are currently working on or planning for future projects and sites.
The BLEDC Beautification Committee consists of a group of volunteers that meet at least 1 time each month to discuss and decide on ideas and projects that will bring beauty and enhancement to Big Lake and the community. Dedication to promoting Big Lake and everything it has to offer is foremost in this group. Countless hours are spent by these volunteers to bring out the beauty in both natural and man-made sculptures. Projects and sites are carefully planned by this group to ensure that the location is well suited to the promotion and growth of Big Lake and its businesses while making sure that money spent is represented in a positive manner.
BLEDC selected as 2021 TML "Spirit of Excellence Award" Winner
On October 6, 2021, City of Big Lake and Big Lake Economic Development Corporation was honored at the 2021 TML (Texas Municipal League) Annual Conference, in Houston, as the "Spirit of Excellence Award" winning city for population under 25,000. This prestigious award recognizes and encourages the achievements of Texas cities in meeting the challenge of municipal governance.
Big Lake was chosen to receive the award for it's innovative idea of adding seasonal displays that use natural items and large, ornament set-ups that inspire holiday cheer.
Spirit of Excellence
Accepting the award in Houston (L - R) Donna Holden, Patricia Barton, Sheri Benson, Kayla Neatherlin, Jimmy Barton, Melvin Davis, Karen Cammack, Lissa Cammack, Loretta Epperson, Paige Skehan, and Rachel Davis.
10/14/2021 Big Lake Wildcat
"The Winds of Change"
In 2015, BLEDC and local citizens came together to brainstorm ideas to help beautify and bring attention to the business corridor. Kinetic wind sculptures were decided as a way of adding attention to the beautification sites already in place and a great way of bringing attention to otherwise bare or non-descript businesses and storefronts. As the initial works of art came into fruition, the projects expanded and continues to grow to a now 30+ sculptures throughout the city, including the hospital and school campuses. Artist's imagination can be seen along Hwy 67 and many businesses and other locations city wide. Utilizing a natural resource, the winds continue to add beauty and solace as you gaze upon these masterpieces.
The BLEDC currently displays kinetic wind sculptures From the following artists.
Lyman has a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Utah and has been practicing sculpture for over 50 years and has a broad repertoire of work in many genres. Since the mid 1980’s his primary focus has been on wind sculptures. He was one of the founding members of Artspace in Salt Lake City, UT. Age has no bonds for Lyman as he continues to work at his creative endeavors in all facets of his life, now more than ever.