Visitors to Front Street Station will have the opportunity to view eight public art pieces placed throughout the project area.
The works featured and the artists are: Lauren Armstrong with Crosswinds, Leonardo Castillo with Serenata, Jessica Chappell with Meet Me in Mesquite, Susie Cortez with Anaya Harmony, Paige Lehmann with When Joy Bursts Through the Cracks, Tony Morris with Mesquite Train Depot and Main Street and Daniel Yanez with Rare Rose.
In late 2020, the Mesquite Downtown Development Advisory Board, along with staff of the Mesquite Arts Center, conducted a Call for Artists for artwork to be reproduced and mounted on 10’x7’ panels in Downtown Mesquite.
Lisa Haar, Downtown Development Chairman, said, “We received more than 40 entries from professional and amateur artists as well as students throughout the area. We look forward to installing these pieces as the first of what we hope will be many public art opportunities in Downtown Mesquite for years to come.”
Downtown Development Manager Beverly Abell said, “Art in all forms is one of the lynchpins in our downtown development strategy. This project hits on several key priorities including providing public art, involving the public in the form of these artists and boosting the appearance of the district.”