The city of El Paso will now allow organizations to apply to customize the light colors of the art installation located at I-10 and Airway.
The city approved the Interstate 10 and Airway Public Art Policy today. It allows the lights to be changed up to twelve times per year based on commemorative civic or community-wide events. The events must be of significant impact to the overall El Paso community, such as Pink for Breast Cancer; or Red, White, and Blue for the 4th of July, and may be requested from organizations only.
“Much like the Star on the Mountain, the public art at Airway and I-10 has become an important part of El Paso’s skyline. We look forward to working with community organizations to help them recognize holidays or honor groups like our first responders,” said Museums and Cultural Affairs Department Public Art Supervisor Aidee Cosme.
The Airway I-10 Aesthetic Improvement Project was designed by internationally-acclaimed artist Vicki Scuri and unveiled 2014. The project features an array of 50-foot tall illuminated wind turbines and ground-level sculptures that light up at night. The sculptures are designed to resemble desert plants. The lights are programmable LEDs that change colors.
Organizations interested in applying can visit mcad.elpasotexas.gov/public-art
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