El Paso’s Arts District

ElPaso Overview

A bird’s-eye view of Cleveland Square Park, the Abraham Chavez Theatre, Convention and Performing Arts Center, El Paso Museum of History and Southwest University Park ballpark.

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Bike rentals at Cleveland Square Park make it easier to get around to all the citiy has to offer.

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Standard sidewalk walls double as a colorful guide to some of the city highlights. These panel represent Mission Socorro, Carnegie Library, Mandy the Mule, San Jacinto Plaza and Locomotive No. 1.

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Art sculpture, like this one in front of the convention center, are peppered throughout the city.

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El Paso Museum of Art has an incredible collection … and all for free. (Photo courtesy of Visit El Paso)

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Residents and visitors can use the Digital Wall at the El Paso Museum of Art to navigate their way through the city, send postcards and more.

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Just opposite of the Digital Wall, diffusing some of the incoming sun, is this colorful wall.

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Historic Plaza Theater is a gem in the middle of the El Paso Arts District.

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El Paso’s Arts District is filled with artful consideration.

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Benches in the Arts Distrct are shaded by colorful cutouts appropriate for the Sun City.

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Amigo, the Sun City mascot, spins tunes at one of the many events held at the Convention Center’s pavilion, where events like Alfresco Fridays are held.

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Al Fresco Fridays at the convention center pavilion. (Photo courtesy Visit El Paso)

 

El Paso Missions Trail

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Which way to go? There are many options in front of Mission Socorro.

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San Elizario Chapel

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Entering San Elizario Chapel.

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Holy water vessel at San Elizario Chapel.

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San Elizario Chapel ceiling above the pulpit.

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This thatched roofing style is present in many San Elizario Historic District structures.

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Wall sconce at Socorro Mission.

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Main Street options in the Historic San Elizario District.

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Visitors take in the interesting historical facts and artifacts at Ysleta del Sur Pueblo Museum.

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Ysleta Mission. (Photo courtesy Visit El Paso)

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Wall art on the exterior of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo – Tigua Indian Culture Center.

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Artifacts at the Ysleta del sur Pueblo Museum include original handwrittern letters that document history.

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From the Ysleta del sur Pueblo Museum: Four tribal leaders who served as Indian scouts for the U.S. Army and Texas Rangers (circa 1876). Front, left to right, Bernardo Hoguin, Jose Maria Duran and rear (left to right) Juan Seberiano Gonzales and Anicet Gonzales. Photo courtesy Rio Grande Historical Collection, New Mexico State Univeristy Library.

 

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