EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- Today, the names of five artists set to work on the El Paso County Healing Garden will be revealed by county officials. They will all add their pieces to the southern wall of the Healing Garden at Ascarate Park.
This mural work is part of Phase II of the project, and multiple artists were invited to put forward proposals -- all centered around a theme of healing, positivity -- and bi-nationality.
County Judge Ricardo Samaniego will host a press conference today, announcing which five were selected -- after a call went out to muralists for proposals for the project. The Healing Garden is a National Memorial to the lives lost and impacted by the August 3rd shooting.
“This project will promote unity and solidarity come the 5th Anniversary of August 3rd, 2024, when the mural is revealed,” said County Judge Ricardo Samaniego.
A resolution will also be read during the El Paso County Commissioners Court meeting, honoring these artists.
Avery Martinez covers mental health in the Borderland as part of ABC-7’s Be Mindful initiative. He is also a Report for America corps member. RFA places talented, emerging journalists in newsrooms like ABC-7’s to report on under-covered issues and communities. Report for America is an initiative of The GroundTruth Project, an award-winning nonprofit journalism organization dedicated to rebuilding journalism from the ground up.