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City’s Desert Blossom Art Piece Selected as Top 100 Public Art Pieces in CODA Awards

The Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) is excited to announce that the public art piece, Desert Blossom, has been selected as one of the top 100 public art pieces in the CODA Awards.

The art piece, created by Carol May and Tim Watkins, is located at Chuck Heinrich Park, 11055 Loma Del Norte Dr.  Desert Blossom serves as a signature gateway to Mundy’s Gap leading into the Franklin Mountains.

The public is encouraged to vote to select the art piece for a people’s choice award by selecting Desert Blossom and click submit at the following website The deadline to vote is Thursday, June 30.

“We couldn’t be prouder of the work the City’s Public Art Program is doing as we receive our third nomination in CODA Award’s Top 100,” said Cultural Affairs and Recreation Managing Director Ben Fyffe. “Desert Blossom showcases how our public art projects not only enhance El Paso’s visual image but can also be engaging and interactive to users.”


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