The City of Hutto, in partnership with Hutto ISD, has announced a “call for art” to Hutto ISD students. The City is looking for art and design ideas for the large hippo statues in front of City Hall and in Innovation Business Park. As the “Hippo Capital of Texas,” the City of Hutto wanted to celebrate the artistic talents of local students.

“We are excited to partner with the City on this initiative as a way to engage both our students and teachers in art,” said Amber Kingsley, Hutto ISD Fine Arts Coordinator. “We’ve identified two themes, ‘What I love about Hutto’ and ‘Hutto- Where imagination becomes innovation’ to inspire our students’ designs. We are looking forward to reviewing the submissions and eventually showcasing two winners on the City’s hippos.”

The call for artwork ended on March 12, followed by a community vote on the public's favorite designs through March 19. The winning designs will be chosen on March 20, and Hutto ISD teachers will execute the winning designs onto the hippos the March 30 – April 1.  Winners will also have the opportunity to create a $50 Amazon Wish List.

“The love and appreciation for hippos is something that unites us all as a community,” said Hutto Mayor ProTem Mike Snyder. “During a time of separation and isolation, we are fortunate to come together in a safe way through creativity and imagination.”