Courthouse Square Connections Project receives $27.5K grant

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TEXARKANA — The Texarkana Arts and Historic District says that they have received a grant for $27,500 for phase two of the Courthouse Square Connections Project.

The Texas Commission on the Arts met to approve the 2022 Cultural District Project grant proposals selected for funding.

Renowned artists and light sculptor Bill FitzGibbons will work to provide LED light sculptures in downtown Texarkana. Among these light sculptures will include the U.S. Federal Post Office/Courthouse on Stateline, the ArtSpark located on Fourth and Main Street and the iconic sign on the roof of Hotel Grim.

Program manager Keith Beason is looking forward to collaborating with FitzGibbons.

“Working with Bill FitzGibbons on these public art displays will provide an exciting attraction to downtown Texarkana and a unique opportunity for local artists to learn more about this medium,” said Beason.

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FitzGibbons’ work can be found around the world, including at the Alamo Lights, Spirit of San Fernando and Kinetic Skyline in San Antonio, Texas, among many others across the United States and overseas.

The Courthouse Connections project is led by a group a local resident volunteers and city staff using the Strategic Doing model through Leadership Texarkana. To learn more about project, please visit www.visittexarkanadistrict.com/courthouse-square-connections.