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DMD Announces Downtown Crescendo Music Contest

Musically-inclined El Pasoans now have a chance to serenade Downtown El Paso (DTEP) via an original song in any genre of music, as a group, band, or solo, as long as your song expresses something positive about DTEP.

In a Friday morning news release, DMD Officials shared, “We invite any and all musicians to create something timeless and endearing to celebrate our downtown.”

“Winners will be chosen by a voting public, so gather your biggest supporters or earn new ones with your musical chops,” officials added

Winners will have their song distributed online through our DTEP social channels and win gift cards to some of DTEP’s best restaurants including Café Central, Anson 11, and Park Tavern.

First place will have a music video produced to their song by Sir Realistic Productions and posted to the Downtown El Paso Youtube Channel.

  • Second Place Winner-$150 Gift Card to Anson 11
  • Third Place Winner-$50 Gift Card to Park Tavern

Submissions (audiofiles) will be accepted via Dropbox or Google Drive links and e-mailed to rvasquez@elpasodmd.org.  Official rules are online, as is the Crescendo Parental Consent Form for Minors wanting to submit; all they have to do is Sign and e-mail to rvasquez@elpasodmd.org or drop off 201 East Main Ste. 107)

DEADLINE for Submissions is midnight, June 29, 2018. Winners will be announced in the July 5th edition of the INSIDER Newsletter; (Click here to subscribe)

Downtown Arts District awarded $95k state grant funding

The City of El Paso’s Downtown Arts District was recently awarded almost $95,000 from the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) as part of a new grant program set aside for the state’s designated arts districts.

“El Paso’s Downtown Arts District consistently brings people into the heart of the city to experience festivals, museums and live performances. This grant is recognition of the work we have done to bring attention to the vibrant arts and culture scene downtown and draw events into the district,” said Ben Fyffe, Assistant Director of the city’s Museum and Cultural Affairs Department.

The TCA earmarked this grant funding for the state’s art districts to use for marketing purposes. Economic development data from the Governor’s office show that cultural tourists spend more time visiting a city, and 66 percent of visitors to a city include cultural destinations. The funding provided with this grant will help the City’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) invest in items that will help brand and market the Downtown Arts District both regionally and locally.

Each year, 1.5 million people attend events within the district, and the district has a projected economic impact of $7 million in Hotel/Motel Revenue and $28.2 million in local restaurant and bar revenue.

In October 2011, El Paso received designation by the Texas Commission on the Arts for an official Downtown Arts District after an 18-month State of Texas application process spearheaded by MCAD. The Downtown Arts District encompasses 18 existing cultural assets, historic renovations and tourist amenities.

The mission of the TCA is to advance our state economically and culturally by investing in a creative Texas. TCA supports a diverse and innovative arts community in Texas, throughout the nation and internationally by providing resources to enhance economic development, arts education, cultural tourism and artist sustainability initiatives.

Author: City of El Paso

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