Working to increase opportunities to enjoy, engage and access the arts in El Paso!
The Museum and Cultural Affairs Division is tasked to assist in developing a world-class arts community in El Paso, Texas. To accomplish this, the department established the Museums Division and the Cultural Affairs Division. The Museums Division is comprised of the El Paso Museum of Art, the El Paso Museum of Archaeology and the El Paso Museum of History, each dedicated to providing exhibitions and educational activities that recognize the region's mutli-cultural heritage. The Cultural Affairs Division implements funding programs, public art programs, cultural tourism initiatives and performing/visual arts events that provide a variety of opportunities to engage in arts and cultural activities.
MCAD continues to impact the El Paso community and the region through its museums, projects and programming. This success is due, in large part, to the dedication the team has to MCAD's missions.
Airway Public Art Lighting
Information and the application for the Airway Public Art Lighting Requests is available at Public Art.
Save the Date
October 11-13: The 12th presentation of the largest public arts festival in the region takes place this year the weekend of October 11 through 13. The streets of Downtown El Paso become canvasses for artists to display their chalk masterpieces at Chalk the Block.
November 2: The Downtown Arts District will celebrate Dia de los Muertos on Saturday, November 2, from 2 - 9 p.m. Celebrate with free hands-on activities, music and artisan vendors. You won't want to miss the parade down Santa Fe and the evening concerts.