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  • Banner Building, Kress Building, Plaza Motor Inn 215 North Mesa Street El Paso, TX, 79901 United States (map)

The Texas Trost Society presents Urban Transformations: Visions of the Past and Future of Downtown El Paso, an exhibition which promotes history and culture by providing photographs, tours, contemporary artwork, and educational materials to remind El Pasoans of a time when the city enjoyed a booming economy and subsequently underwent an architectural transformation that rivaled some of the biggest cities in the country, and show them what they can look forward to after our historic core is revitalized. This exhibition will educate El Pasoans of our historic building's irreplaceable value and why they deserve to be saved for their beauty, what they contribute to the region's history, and their economic potential. Exhibits will be completely free to the public, hosted in the windows of three historic buildings located within a short distance of San Jacinto Plaza - the Roberts-Banner Building, Kress Building, and Plaza Motor Inn. They will showcase the transformation of El Paso from a small cattle ranch into a booming metropolis in exhibits curated by Dr. Max Grossman, architectural historian, as well as host artistic works envisioning the future of downtown El Paso in a juried exhibition. Participating artists include Daniel Rios-Lopera, Peter Svarzbein, Matthew Villarreal, Los Dos, Arturo and Valerie Enriquez, Candy Mayer, Jessica Tolbert, Marc Stone, and Anne Giangiulio. The exhibition will run from October 1 to 31, 2016, and will start with opening celebrations on October 1, 2016 from 10am to 2pm with free tours, family-friendly activities provided by the El Paso Museum of History, and free coloring books of downtown provided by El Paso Electric.

Earlier Event: September 24
Later Event: October 5