• April 23, 2021

Tags : Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD)

MCAD announces temporary funding program for local artists, small cultural

Officials with the city’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) announced Wednesday that a second round of temporary funding is available for local artists and small non-profit arts and cultural organizations. “As arts and cultural organizations across the state and country shutter, and reorganize funding priorities, the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department is working to […]Read More

City: Micro-Grant Program opens for Local Artists, Small Cultural Organizations

Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) Cultural Funding Program officials announced a temporary Micro-Grant Program for local artists and small non-profit arts and cultural organizations. “El Paso’s artists and non-profit cultural organizations are a major part of our vibrancy and one of the many drivers of our local economy,” said Cultural Affairs and Recreation Director Ben […]Read More

MCAD announces hiatus for ‘Music Under the Stars’

Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) officials announced Wednesday that due to declining attendance numbers, Music Under the Stars would not be presented this summer.  Via a news release, MCAD officials shared, “After 36 years, the outdoor program will go on an extended hiatus while the future of the program is reevaluated. The difficult decision was […]Read More

Meeting set to discuss, display Public Art Piece at Polly

The Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) will host a public meeting at the Polly Harris Senior Center, to present the public art piece that will be installed at the center. The meeting is set for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 6, at 650 Wallenberg. El Paso Artists Terry Wright and Katie Gelinas will create two mosaic […]Read More

El Paso City Council Adopts Annual Public Art Plan

On Monday, El Paso City Council adopted the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) annual Public Art Plan for the City of El Paso. “The success of public art has allowed the city to enhance local communities and neighborhoods by creating visual landmarks and sources of inspiration, education and pride,” said Museums and Cultural Affairs […]Read More

Downtown El Paso to Feature Beauty and the Box Art

On Wednesday, the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD), along with the Streets and Maintenance Department, wrapped City-owned street signal utility boxes with works by local artists in downtown as part of the Beauty and the Box program. “We are very excited to showcase the work our city’s talented artists create. Each of […]Read More

Artists Sought for “My City, My Home” Project

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD) is seeking artists or artist teams for “My City, My Home,” an aesthetic improvement project. The artwork will be used throughout downtown and reproduced for application on utility boxes and other structures. Submissions should reflect the vibrancy of the El Paso arts and cultural […]Read More

City Council selects location for Mexican American Cultural Center

On Tuesday, El Paso City Council designated the Abraham Chavez Theatre as the location of the Mexican American Cultural Center of El Paso, formerly known as the Hispanic cultural center. Council also directed staff to develop a funding plan and look at additional options to provide for needed improvements to the Abraham Chavez Theatre. “We are excited […]Read More