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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 these pieces reflect the vibrancy of the El Paso arts and cultural heritage and tell the story of what makes El Paso a special place,” said Museums and Cultural Affairs Director Tracey Jerome.

The Beauty and the Box program will oversee installation of artwork on 29 utility boxes throughout downtown. MCAD selected the designs through an open call to artists held earlier this year.

Thirteen different local artists created and designed the pieces. The program is a creative way to share more art with the city, add beauty otherwise plain to metal traffic boxes, celebrate the work of local artists and deter graffiti and vandalism.

The following 13 local artists currently have their pieces on display across the downtown area:

  • Candy Mayer – El Paso Postcard
  • Andy Diaz – Star on the Mountain
  • Rigoberto de la Mora – Low Rider Pride
  • Julian A. Vidales – Guardians
  • Rob Mack – El Paso Welcomes You
  • M. Angie Salazar – Visions #1
  • Alex Briseño – Heritage
  • Vanessa K. Clark – EP, TX
  • Terrance Flores – Alphagator
  • Rogelio Lozano – El Lagarto
  • Lorena Williams – Aguas Fresca
  • Yolanda Garcia – Woman with Headdress
  • Arturo M. Enriquez – El Paso Style

The Museums and Cultural Affairs Department is tasked in assisting in developing an excellent arts community in El Paso. Projects like this are just one of the ways the department is working to increase opportunities for artists as well as make art accessible to the community.

City to Install Angled Parking on Raynor, San Marcial starting Monday

The City of El Paso Streets and Maintenance Department will install angled parking on two streets in Central El Paso.

Starting on Monday, February 27, 2017, crews will begin a project to install angled parking on:

  • Raynor between Montana and Pershing
  • San Marcial between the alley north of Montana and Pershing

The Streets and Maintenance Department recently installed angled parking on Tularosa between Piedras and Estrella and had programmed the installation of angled parking on Pershing between Cebada and Piedras. Due to an increase in the scope of work for the Pershing project, angled parking will not be installed on Pershing at this time.

The plans to increase parking options on Raynor and San Marcial streets is intended to help satisfy the demand for additional parking in the Five Points area.

The work may include new pavement markings readjusting travel lanes, consolidating loading zones, and relocating and removing traffic signs to accommodate the new parking spaces and loading zones.

The entire project is expected to take about a week to complete. The schedule may be modified due to weather or other unforeseen events.

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