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City of El Paso Station Bridge Public Art Project Needs Artists

The City of El Paso’s Public Art Program invites all eligible professional artists or artist teams to submit their qualifications to be considered for a public art project at the Stanton Port of Entry located in downtown El Paso. All interested artists are encouraged to apply online at www.callforentry.org. Applications must be successfully completed following all submission requirements by Friday, March 5, 2010.

Applicants must be professional artists/artist teams, 18 years of age or older, and reside within a 300 mile radius from El Paso, TX. International Artists are welcome to apply with proper legal documentation. Current City of El Paso employees and Public Art Committee members may not apply. For detailed information please visit www.elpasoartsandculture.org and click on the “Public Art” Tab.

About the El Paso Public Art Program

Adopted by City Council in 2006, The Public Art Program for the City of El Paso was established under the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department in the effort to integrate public artworks throughout the City of El Paso. The Public Art Ordinance established a 2% for the arts program, setting aside 2% from every Capital Improvement Project budget for the acquisition of art for municipal property. Since its inception, the Public Art Program has strived to offer our local communities and neighborhoods insight, repose, delight and a distinctive sense of place in the essence of achieving the following Public Art Policy Goals to enhance the quality of life of residents through the thoughtful infusion of artists at a neighborhood level and in the design of publicly financed infrastructure, promote economic revitalization by adding value to municipal facilities, creating ongoing opportunities for artists and artisans to enhance the visitor experience, define and improve authentic images of El Paso as a unique place, community and destination, and administer, maintain, and conserve the City’s public art collection.

For questions or concerns please contact Marisol Lopez, Public Art Program Specialist at (915) 541-4257, lopezma@elpasotexas.gov.

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