• September 26, 2020

Tags : Museums and Cultural Affairs Department

Museums and Cultural Affairs Department hosting open house for working

Working artists in all disciplines are invited to an open house next week, held by the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD).  “The programming provided by MCAD has a significant impact on El Paso’s economy, and it starts with funding our program’s grants to local artists and arts and culture organizations,” said Deputy City Manager […]Read More

Creative Kids’ Woven Culture art project set to be unveiled

This Thursday, Museums and Cultural Affairs Department will unveil the public art project called Woven Culture that is located at the top of the Carolina Bridge. The new artwork produced by Creative Kids was incorporated in the bridge that runs from Alameda Avenue to Franklin Drive and takes traffic over railroad tracks and the Franklin Canal. Creative […]Read More

Public invited to Small Business Saturday at Downtown Art and

The Museums and Cultural Affairs Department encourages shoppers to support local, small businesses by shopping at the Downtown Art and Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 30. The day after Black Friday is known as Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses […]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

El Paso Museum of Archaeology to Close for Renovations This

Starting September 9, the Museums and Cultural Affairs Department will close the El Paso Museum of Archaeology for renovations. “This project will improve our restrooms and parking lot to ensure ADA compliance,” said Museums and Cultural Affairs Department Director Tracey Jerome. “We will also install additional emergency exits in the galleries and the collection storage […]Read More

Free Summer Activities at Downtown Art and Farmers Market Start

The Museums and Cultural Affairs Department encourages residents to spend part of the summer at the Downtown Art and Farmers Market with a variety of free, engaging activities starting July 7. “Since its beginning, the Downtown Art and Farmers Market has become a gathering place within Union Plaza, and offering special activities like the teaching […]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

Mariachi Los Arrieros Closes out Music Under the Stars Sunday

The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD), in collaboration with El Paso Live, a division of Destination El Paso, invites the public to the final concert of Music Under the Stars as it closes out the 34th season on Sunday, July 23, with Mariachi Los Arrieros at Noche Ranchera. Noche Ranchera, a long-time staple […]Read More