Monarchs of McKinney

Public Art Program

This art installation consists of eight over-sized, steel Monarch butterfly sculptures painted by McKinney artists to attract and educate visitors and residents alike on the importance of the Monarch butterfly to our ecosystem.


The sculptures have been placed throughout the Historic Downtown McKinney Cultural District.

McKinnney Monarch Initiative

Butterfly sculpture with Unique by Nature and geometric art painted on wings

Roy and Helen Hall Library

Meditative Mandala Group

Butterfly Sculpture with plants that butterflies eat painted on wings

Chestnut Square

Lynne Hubner


Butterfly sculpture with wings painted to resemble a monarch butterfly

Central Park

Melissa Patrello

Butterfly sculpture with wings painted like a blue butterfly

Chestnut Parking Garage

Denise Kendrick

Butterfly sculpture with migration paths of butterflies painted on wings

The Cove

Anne Royer

Butterfly Sculpture Details

  • Steel construction
  • Raised 8’ in the air on a metal post
  • Proposed wingspan is 4 feet 
  • Wings will be in two pieces and welded to the post at the time installation
  • Each wing is expected to weigh 40 pounds

Support and funding for the program provided by:

MCDC logoMcKinney Arts CommissionTexas Commission on the ArtsMcKinnney Monarch Initiative