San Angelo selected as Visual Arts Funds of Texas by Greg Abbott

A colorful sign painted by artist Che Bates greets public art lovers at San Angelo's Paintbrush Alley in the parking lot next to 19 W. Twohig. May 6, 2021.

SAN ANGELO — San Angelo has been given a 10-yr designation as the Visual Arts Money of Texas by Governor Greg Abbott. 

The San Angelo Convention and Visitors Bureau received term that Gov. Abbott signed the designation on June 14, 2021 in Austin.

Diann Bayes, Vice President of the Conference and Visitors Bureau, explained they attained out to Drew Darby’s office environment and Senator Perry’s office in May perhaps 2019 to uncover out the approach of trying to get the designation. 

“We were told we required to ship information to their workplaces in the course of the future legislative session, which was in 2021,” Bayes reported. “In December 2020, we set together a presentation to our legislators, along with support letters from Mayor Gunter, Downtown San Angelo, Inc., and the Museum of Good Arts and submitted it.”

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