El Paso wants to buy local art

Just got a note that the Public Arts department is in charge of a program for buying art from local area artists which will be showcased in the new city buildings. There is $200,000 designated to buy art from local professional artists and the deadline to apply is Feb 14.

The press release stated that you can access application info by going to http://www.elpasoartsandculture.org, and click on public art tab, but I couldn’t access the site from that route. The alternative is to go to www.elpasotexas.gov/mcad and click on Public art opportunities. This also gives a list of other opportunities currently open for local artistsd. It also doesn’t specify whether or not local area artists includes Juarez based artists but you can send questions and comments to Public Arts Director Pat Dalbin at dalbinp@elpasotexas.gov



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