San Angelo named the visual arts capital of Texas

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SAN ANGELO, Texas – San Angelo received yet another designation as the visual arts capital of Texas this year.

Governor Greg Abbott signed UNHCR 24, a concurrent resolution introduced by Representative Drew Darby, designating San Angelo as the visual arts capital of Texas for the next 10 years. Diann Bayes from the Convention & Visitors Bureau was also present and testified on behalf of San Angelo.

“We want our community to be proud,” Bayes said. “I’ve been in this industry for a long time, and we tend to get in our cars, drive and work with blinders on, not paying attention to what there is to see and do. We must therefore educate our own community to be great ambassadors. We want to encourage them to be tourists in their own city, so when we get these designations we can share them with the public and then suddenly they can look at them and say oh we really have some really cool stuff in this city. “

Art in Uncommon Places, a non-profit organization in San Angelo, has contributed to several public works of art in the community. They also offer outdoor museums and mini art galleries around town.

“It brings so much feeling and excitement to think that we finally congratulate all of the artists who have helped make San Angelo the beautiful visual arts capital of Texas,” said Julie Raymond, President of Art in Uncommon Places.

You can see the arts of San Angelo in many places, including the Chicken Farm Art Center, the San Angelo Fine Arts Museum, and Art in Uncommon Places to name a few.

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