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Artspace renderings reveal peek at downtown vision

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 - 2:36pm

EL PASO — What's yellow, gray and 'green' all over?

The city of El Paso released renderings of Artspace, an ongoing project aiming to provide affordable artist housing in downtown El Paso. Sustainability practices and a green approach are at the core of this modern architecture, with a mission to "create, foster, and preserve affordable space for artists and arts organizations."

The building aims at providing a downtown hub to encourage a thriving art scene in El Paso. The affordable apartments/studios would include public spaces for income-qualified artists to work, show, sell, perform, and generally support the arts, according to the Artspace website.

The project is a work in progress, backed by volunteer organizations and the City of El Paso's Planning and Economic Department. To support, learn more or participate, visit their website here: http://www.artspaceelpaso.org

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