We are making a significant investment in public art here in El Paso.
This link will take you to a list of 2014 projects.
The dollar amount comes to almost $5 million. Some of the amounts are for design services only, no actual art.
Another thing that should catch your eye is the timing of some of these projects. For example the chart tells us that they are spending $300,000 for design of art work for the Dyer street rapid transit system. That system is not scheduled to be operational until 2017.
By the way we evidently paid $240,000 for the design of the images that are on the Brio stations on Mesa street.
The things erupting from I-10 at Airway evidently were designed with our $250,000.
I wonder what we would have to pay to have someone design an artist’s conception of what a paved street would look like. Then again maybe we could have someone draw a picture of a restroom for San Jacinto Plaza.
We deserve better