BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The city of Brownsville is looking for help with a bi-national project. It is aiming to celebrate the arts and culture of our border region. Throughout August, artists can submit their ideas for a series of murals in the downtown area.
Walls along several alleys just off 13th street will be the canvasses for the works of art. City leaders from Brownsville and Matamoros announcing the project to promote the unique and beautiful area of the border. The idea is to take an average space and turn it into a place of beauty.
Mayor Trey Mendez, “More than anything we’re beautifying Brownsville. We’re doing it in a cultural way by bringing together both of our cultures and we’re going to bring a lot of Matamoros into Brownsville and it’s always been that way. We’re just trying to promote unity between both cities and really have a way to beautify our cities at the same time.”
Oscar Zertuche, Brownsville Beautification Chair, “Enhance the aspect of some of these under utilized spaces. I believe through the arts we can activate them and invite out community to go outside and experience these outdoors spaces.”
Artists can submit their ideas for the murals by stopping by the city of Brownsville or the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce. An application will also be placed on their websites.