Arts, Culture & HISTORY

We invite you to stroll through neighborhoods discovering our numerous captivating outdoor sculptures or take in a performance from one of our theatre companies featuring multiple performances throughout the year. We even encourage you to take a hands-on approach and consider creating a masterpiece of your own.

Steel Horses (Peter Busby) Austin Ranch

Kaleidoscapes (Citizens of The Colony) City Hall

Kinetic Moving Sculpture - Austin Ranch - Plaza de La Luna








Austin Ranch

6900 Sumner Street
The Colony, TX 75056
Phone: 972-820-8000
Austin Ranch Website

Austin Ranch is an up-scale, master planned community flourishing with homes, offices, retail, restaurants, trails and world-renowned art pieces encompassed in a serene area of rolling hills, towering oaks and scenic views. While you're visiting The Colony, be sure to stop by to appreciate their captivating collection featuring more than 15 pieces created by an accumulation of brilliant artists. For more information on specific pieces and their locations, please visit Austin Ranch's website.

SPENCER HOUSESPENCER HOUSE (2)

Originally the house was constructed in Lewisville, but after years of neglect and poor location city council members began to search for a company to sponsor the home's growing repair list.  In 2004 Lucy Billingsley shared her vision with council members to relocate the house to the community of Austin Ranch and renovate it into an extended stay hotel for travelers or events.

Spencer House in Austin Ranch


Lakeside Arts Foundation

P.O Box 560532
The Colony, TX 75056
Phone: 972-625-1726
Lakeside Arts Foundation Website

Lakeside Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the community through the arts including theatre productions, painting and drawing classes, children's theatrical productions and seasonal musical events. The Kaleidoscapes (pictured above) were donated by the Lakeside Arts Foundation. Please visit the Lakeside Arts Foundation website to learn more about their upcoming projects.

Lakeside Community Theatre

6303 Main Street
The Colony, TX 75056
Phone: 214-801-4869
Lakeside Community Theatre Website

Lakeside Community Theatre has been entertaining The Colony with various theatrical productions since 2001 and exists exclusively for charitable, artistic and educational purposes. Astounding performances are brought to you courtesy of The Colony citizens. Check out the upcoming show today! Visit the Lakeside Community Theatre website for more information.

Stained Glass Unlimited

7332 Main Street
The Colony, TX 75056
Phone: 972-625-3416
Stained Glass Unlimited Website

This unique shop creates custom stained glass windows and beveled, etched art glass for the entire community. Be sure to experience their show room, public art pieces on display in front of The Colony City Hall or sign up for instructional classes covering topics such as copper foil, lead, lamps and fusing.

The Colony Public Library - Local History Collection

6800 Main Street
The Colony, TX 75056
Phone: 972-625-1900
The Colony Public Library Website

The Colony Public Library's Local History Collection focuses on the rich heritage and history of the area of southeast Denton County that is now The Colony. The collection offers researchers, genealogists and the general public the opportunity to access a wide range of historical documents, photographs and electronic resources, as well as the largest collection of historical Denton County and Peters Colony maps in the area. For more information or to view the collection, please visit The Colony Public Library.

Henry Oliver HedgecoxeHenry Oliver Hedgecoxe

Henry Oliver Hedgecoxe, pictured to the left, was hired by Willis Stewart in approximately 1845 to be the office manager and chief surveyor for the Peters Colony Land Grant Company, whose headquarters were in the present-day area of The Colony. On July 16, 1852, armed colonists raided the Peters Colony offices, where they seized Hedgecoxe's files and ordered him to leave the settlement. This event later became known as the Hedgecoxe War. Please visit The Colony Public Library to find out why the colonists exiled Hedgecoxe. Photo courtesy of the Plano Public Library.

Bridges CemeteryBridges Cemetery

6421 Morning Star Drive
The Colony, TX 75056

The gravestones pictured to the left are those of Mildred Bridges and her youngest son, David C. Bridges and are located at Bridges Cemetery in The Colony. The cemetery is named after the Bridges family, John and Mildred and their sons, David and William, who settled in the area in 1843. Photo courtesy of Megan Charters.