Last week the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program announced $6.575 million in grants to 51 communities. Among them are four projects in Texas: the city of El Paso gets $25,000 to support the design of a pedestrian green space between the Union Plaza Entertainment District to the Cultural Arts District downtown, replacing a parking lot, railroad tracks, and industrial loading docks that currently serve as physical barriers.The University of Houston gets $100,000 to support a mash-up of public art installations, new media initiatives, and cultural planning activities to help revitalize Houston’s Third Ward neighborhood. Ballroom Marfa gets $250,000 to improve Vizcaino County Park, several acres of scenic desert that will be home for the Drive-In, a new outdoor venue for music, film, and performing arts. The City of San Angelo gets $150,000 to commissioning of public art and public spaces along the Concho River Trail.
also by Bill Davenport
- DMA Crane Flip Video - April 26th, 2015
- Helmreich New Dean of Fine Arts at TCU - April 25th, 2015
- Two Cents for Houston's New Cultural Plan - April 25th, 2015
- New Art Lands in the Woodlands - April 24th, 2015
- Bob Wade Revamps First Public Sculpture - in Waco! - April 19th, 2015