Contact: Adèle Lewis
Phone: (940) 720-7728
Date: June 28, 2017
WICHITA FALLS & BURKBURNETT – The Texas Department of Transportation along with the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture came together for a unique art project. This week TxDOT delivered two large snowplows at the Burkburnett Boys and Girls Club and Southside Youth Senter in Wichita Falls. The plows provide a large canvas for the kids to express themselves in a very public way.
TxDOT asked the Alliance to engage children at two of their summer arts camp locations in designing and painting the snowplows. Snowplows are occasionally painted all over West Texas but this is a first for the Wichita Falls District.
The plows will be unveiled to the public at a Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture event on July 15. And then both plows will be entered into the Christmas Parades. (Of course, weather permitting and they aren’t on the road.)
Not only will the children get a chance to paint the plows but all winter long, the decorated plows will be on the freeways for all motorists to see as well.
“I am so excited that we were able to partner with the Alliance and the Clubs on this project. The kids are using the plows to display community pride and we are hoping to bring this project to other communities in our nine counties”, said Adèle Lewis, Public Information Officer for TxDOT.
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