Texarkana Arts & Historic District calling for public art proposals

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TEXARKANA — The Texarkana Arts & Historic District is seeking public art proposals to complete a series of outdoor found-object sculptures to be featured in downtown Texarkana called Bending the Rules III: George Tobolowsky & Friends Public Art Exhibit.

The city of Texarkana, Texas, is asking that proposals be focused on celebrating Texarkana’s State Line Avenue and the joining of two states in the downtown district. Finished pieces will be featured surrounding the U.S. Federal Courthouse & Post Office along with Veterans Memorial Park.

The deadline for submissions is Aug. 31. Questions and proposals can be sent to Lisa Thompson at lisa.thompson@txkusa.org.

Artists will be reimbursed for up to $500 of material costs. The city says three proposals will be chosen, and each artist will have the opportunity to work with internationally acclaimed found-object artist, George Toblowsky.

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The grant opportunity was provided by the Texas Commission on the Arts as a Cultural District Project. The award was part of a total grant allocated to the Texarkana Arts & Historic District for $56,000 for signage and way-finding improvements in the cultural district.

For more information, call 903-798-1743.