Texarkana Historic Arts District to Receive LED Light Sculptures
The Texas Arts Commission recently met to approve the 2022 Cultural District Project grant proposals selected for funding.
Among these was Texarkana Arts and Historic District’s proposal for phase two of the Courthouse Square Connections project, for a price of $ 27,500. This grant will be used to work with world renowned artist and light sculptor Bill FitzGibbons to provide LED light sculptures in downtown Texarkana. Some of these light sculptures include the US Federal Post Office / Courthouse on Stateline, the ArtSpark located on 4th and Main Street, and the iconic sign on the roof of the Grim Hotel. Mr. FitzGibbons has created several public art exhibitions around the world, including at the Alamo Lights, Spirit of San Fernando and Kinetic Skyline in San Antonio, TX, among others in the United States and abroad.
“Working with Bill FitzGibbons on these public art exhibitions will provide an exciting attraction to downtown Texarkana and a unique opportunity for local artists to learn more about this medium,” said Keith Beason, program manager for this medium. grant.
The Courthouse Connections project is led by a group of volunteer local residents and municipal staff using the Strategic Action Model through Leadership Texarkana.
To learn more about the project, visit texarkanadistrict.com/courthouse-square-connections.