Allen Event Center hosted some special guests recently. Art students from Allen Independent School District's Curtis Middle School visited the arena to do research for one of their assignments. The students have been challenged to create a design proposal for a public art installation. They will choose from the traffic circle near the Allen Public Library and the rotunda of the Allen Event Center.
You could call this a case of art imitating life, or vice versa, as the City of Allen and the Allen Public Art Committee seek to commission site-specific artwork for the entry rotunda at Allen Event Center. A call to professional artists was completed in December of 2018 and the applications received are currently being reviewed. The selected artist will design and fabricate a signature art installation for the arena, not only representative of the building but of the Allen community as well.