Rock the Porch

Design a chair inspired by the music that rocks you

Ready to Rock?

Are you ready to rock? With headphones, a boombox, or back and forth in a rocking chair on the front porch?

For the second year, Plum Creek invites artists, groups and individuals from across Central Texas to participate in Rock the Porch - a public art initiative inspired by the music that rocks you. Whether it’s a genre of music, or a particular song, artist or instrument, Plum Creek invites people to “Rock the Porch” by creating sculptural and artistic music-inspired rocking chairs that will beautify the area and spark conversations throughout the community.

1. Apply to be an artist.

2. Rock those creative juices for two months to create a music-inspired rocking chair.

3. Chairs are due at Hootenanny on the Hill (October 11th) where they’ll be revealed to and voted on by the public at a live concert.

4. The winner will select a local charity from a predetermined list and Plum Creek will donate $500 directly to the charity of choice.

5. The 20 chairs will be distributed in pairs to 10 highly-trafficked locations around Plum Creek and Kyle.

Important Dates:

May 18th

Call for Artists Open

August 15th

Artist Application Deadline

August 22nd

Artist Selections Made

October 11th

Rock the Porch at Hootenanny on the Hill
with live concert and artists' chair reveal.

Call for Artists

Are you a Central Texan artist? Do you love music? Do you have a group of friends that wants to get together and be a part of something BIG? We want you!

Plum Creek invites artists, groups and individuals from across Central Texas to participate in a public art initiative that will manifest in the creation of 20 sculptural, artistic rocking chairs (or iterations of a rocking chair) inspired by music to be placed in 10 public places around Plum Creek and the city of Kyle.

Please download and fill out the artist application below. We’ll choose our 20 Rock the Porch Artists in mid-August and provide each with a Rocking Chair Kit and set of Guidelines. Final chairs will be due on Saturday, October 11th at Hootenanny on the Hill in Plum Creek.

Download Artist Application

Please save and edit directly from desktop. Not from your web browser. Otherwise, application will be blank.


Activity related to Rock the Porch will continue throughout the summer and early fall. Throughout, we’ll be sharing photos and updates from the artists here and via social media to chronicle the Rock the Porch process. Check back for more information and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, too.

If you’d like more information or have questions about Rock the Porch, please contact Kelsey Kemper at lookthinkmake or give us a ring at 512.402.6861. We’d love to hear from you.