Texarkana receives grant to revitalize downtown arts and historic district


TEXARKANA, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – Texarkana is planning to use a $56,000 grant from the state to help revitalize its historic downtown arts and historic district.

The grant will help fund the Courthouse Square Connections Project, which will serve as a gateway to the downtown area, funding banners and signage on State Line Avenue starting at the post office. $30,000 will be dedicated to artwork. 

“I think this just shows that we’re dedicated to revitalizing our downtown. There’s a lot of beautiful historic buildings downtown that I think will draw a lot of visitors and tourists to come visit our great city,” said Texarkana City Planner Keith Beason.

Some of the art will involve salvaged materials from the iconic Hotel Grim.

The city of Texarkana, Texas is looking for local artists to help with the project. Anyone interested can contact Beason by email at keith.beason@txkusa.org.

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