Art Treasure Hunt
What is the Art Treasure Hunt Challenge?
Flower Mound is home to a friendly creature named The Flower Moundster. The Moundster is a peaceful being, and one that takes great pride in the beauty of the Town and the importance of the environment. Because of this, recycling and repurposing materials is one of the Moundster’s favorite things to do! The Moundster has teamed up with Keep Flower Mound Beautiful and the Flower Mound Parks and Recreation team to create a challenge for residents based on recycling and repurposing materials.
The Moundster has filled boxes with various materials and hidden them throughout some of the parks in Flower Mound. The hope is that people will find them and make unique creations from the object or objects that have been placed inside. If someone is lucky enough to find one of these “treasure boxes”, they are challenged to push their imaginations! The goal is to create a piece of art using the items that are found inside the treasure box. Inside each box, there will also be instructions and an example. New boxes will be hidden once a month throughout the parks.
Once a box has been found and a unique piece of art has been created take a photo with it and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will highlight the art and the artist(s) on the Town of Flower Mound Cultural Arts webpage. The artwork will be displayed in the Flower Mound Public Library so that The Flower Moundster will have a chance to gaze upon the masterpiece and know that the townspeople are rising to the challenge that it has put forth. Have fun hunting!
**PLEASE EMAIL KRISSI.ODEN@FLOWER-MOUND.COM AS SOON AS YOU FIND A BOX SO WE CAN UPDATE THE SITE AND HIDE A NEW TREASURE!**
What are the clues to the locations of the boxes?
Heritage Park Clue: Nestled under a waterfall of limbs, I can peek out and see people as they run. If I look straight ahead, I can see the only marsupial with an opposable thumb.
Heritage Park Clue: If I listen, I can hear cars and feet all the same, but I can’t see them because my rocky shelter covers me from the wind and the rain.
Gaston Park Clue: BOX HAS BEEN FOUND! Stay tuned for a new clue to a new treasure!
Post Oak Park: BOX HAS BEEN FOUND! Stay tuned for a new clue to a new treasure!
What do I do if I find a box?
Please email email@example.com immediately when you find a box. That way, we can let other treasure hunters know to stop looking for that one and to be on the lookout for the next clue to the new treasure!
Where do I take the box and my artwork when I'm finished?
Once you have created your artwork using the object or objects found inside the box, email a photo of you and your artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't forget to include your name, age, and the name of the park where you found the treasure box. Then, bring the box and the art to the O & M Building, located at 201 Spinks Road, Flower Mound, 75028. You will receive a prize and a featured spot on the Cultural Arts webpage. The artwork will be taken over to the Flower Mound Public Library for display and the box will be filled with more treasure and hidden in a different place for the next treasure hunter to find.
Successful Treasure Hunters and their Unique Creations
Marshall and Ellisyn Maddox found their treasure box at Gaston Park. They created their piece of art together and they focused on using recycled objects to represent elements of nature. They included tin foil to create mountains, magazine cut outs to create words, a tin can to create a flower, and a wooden stick as a base. Beautiful job Marshall and Ellisyn!
Phoebe and Tabitha Tillman found their treasure box at Post Oak Park. They worked together on their work of art and have titled it, "Treasure of the Arctic". Great job girls!
Ryker van Hoff found his treasure at Heritage Park. He gathered items laying around his house (some even in the trash) and created a dinosaur scene. He started with the dinosaur noodles and expanded from there using rubber bands for the hill and a cut up straw for the clouds and tree trunk. He loved searching for the treasure! He and his three siblings looked for almost 40 minutes before finding it under the tree trunk. They were all so excited! Awesome job, Ryker!
Troy and Jennifer Gier found their treasure at Heritage Park. They dedicated their art work to their favorite bird, the roadrunner. Roadrunners can be found in the south to southwestern part of the United States and their diet includes insects and small reptiles - making them a good creature to have around parks. Great job, Troy and Jennifer!
Preston Stevens found his treasure at Westchester Park. He was the very first treasure hunter to create a piece of art. He used marker and felt to create a masterpiece that includes a house, a rug, and his name. Great job, Preston!
Lance and Emily Fulmer dedicated their art treasure that they found at Heritage Park to their late dog, Annie. Annie loved to walk the trails at Heritage, so they thought it was only fitting to create their box in honor of her. The Fulmer's have named each of their dogs after characters from the TV show "Parks and Rec". Annie was named after show's character, Ann Perkins. What a beautiful tribute to their sweet Annie!