Texarkana Arts and Historic District Receives TCA Grant for Light Sculptures

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Bill Fitzgibbons is a world-renowned artist from San Antonio, famous for his sculptures in light. Part of a new $27,500 grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts will help beautify downtown Texarkana.

Press Release:

The Texas Commission on the Arts met recently to approve the 2022
Cultural District Project grant proposals selected for funding. Among these included the
Texarkana Arts and Historic District proposal for phase two of the Courthouse Square
Connections Project, for an award of $27,500.

This grant award will be used to work with world renowned artist and light sculptor Bill
FitzGibbons 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 4 th and Main Street and the iconic sign on the roof of Hotel Grim.
Mr. FitzGibbons has created several public art exhibits around the world including at the
Alamo Lights, Spirit of San Fernando and Kinetic Skyline in San Antonio, TX among many
others across the United States and overseas.

“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.”, shared Keith Beason, program manager for this grant.

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 .

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