• October 22, 2020

Tags : MCAD

MCAD announces Artist Line Up for Chalk the Block

On Tuesday, Museums and Cultural Affairs Department officials announced the artist line-up for this year’s Chalk the Block festival that takes place from October 11 to October 13 in the downtown Arts Festival Plaza. “When we started there were 12 artists and 5,000 people attending. We have steadily grown to include more than 200 artists, […]Read More

MCAD receives grants for Downtown Arts District Programming

On Friday, officials with the city announced that the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) received two grants totaling $170,000 by the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) for programming in the Downtown Arts District. “El Paso’s Downtown Arts District is a vibrant showcase for our creative community,” said Managing Director of MCAD, Libraries and Tourism […]Read More

Museums and Cultural Affairs Department Announces 2019 Cultural Funding Recipients

The Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s (MCAD) Cultural Funding Program is awarding $376,521 in support to 58 local non-profit cultural organizations and artists for performances, services and projects throughout El Paso for fiscal year 2018 – 19. Projects that receive funding range from entire seasons of events by performing arts groups to teaching artist sessions […]Read More

City Museums Host Summer Camps

The Museums and Cultural Affairs Department is hosting summer camps at three of its museums; El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of History and El Paso Museum of Archaeology. “We want to encourage our young people to access and use our museums, and our summer camps are fun ways they can explore archaeology, […]Read More

MCAD Announces Cultural Funding Program Workshops, Application Dates

As the funding cycle for a City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s (MCAD) program that invests in the arts, to foster cultural activity and build a vibrant creative community opens, local artists need to prepare. “Our cultural funding program represents an active investment on the part of the City recognizing the impact […]Read More

35th Season of Music Under the Stars Seeking Musicians

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) is now accepting applications for Music Under the Stars, the City’s annual free summer concert series. “Music Under the Stars is a summertime tradition with so many El Paso families, and we are proud to present these free concerts as part of the city’s […]Read More

Sun Pavilion Beautifies Blackie Chesher Park

Thursday, the City of El Paso Public Art Program of the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) and Representative Claudia Ordaz, District 6, dedicated the newest public art project, Sun Pavillion, at Blackie Chesher Park. Sun Pavilion, by David Dahlquist, turns a functional item into a work of art. This park shelter provides visitors a […]Read More

New Public Art Project at Travis White Park Dedicated Thursday

The City of El Paso Public Art Program of the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) and Representative Henry Rivera, District 7, dedicated the newest public art project, Wagon Sprouts, at Travis White Park. MCAD worked closely with the members of the community to design, fabricate and install a site-specific artwork at Travis White Park, […]Read More

Director for El Paso Museum of History Selected

The City of El Paso and the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) is pleased to announce Dr. David Grabitske has been selected as the new Director of the El Paso Museum of History. “We are excited to have David join our leadership team. His knowledge and experience will be instrumental as we continue to […]Read More

‘The Cloud’ Honored as One of the Outstanding Public Arts

The El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) is proud to announce that The Cloud  art sculpture has been recognized as one of the nation’s Outstanding Public Arts Projects for 2016 by the Americans for the Arts. The interactive sculpture, created by Donald Lipski, is one of 49 outstanding public art projects recognized through the Public […]Read More