Volunteer artists painting murals on irrigation pipes in McAllen

2 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Monday, May 16 2022 May 16, 2022 May 16, 2022 6:58 PM May 16, 2022 in News

If you commute through McAllen, you’ve probably seen a group of people painting on irrigation pipes along streets like Bicentennial and 2nd.

They’re artists who volunteer to paint murals on pipes like those around town and are part of the “Keep McAllen Beautiful project” that focuses on promoting public art to create a stronger cultural presence throughout the city.

With more than 200 irrigation pipes in McAllen, the city recruits local artists like Oneida Trevino to transform the facade of old infrastructure into story-telling murals. 

“The Folklorico dancers have a lot of history here in the Valley," Trevino said. “The colors and the flowing of the dresses, the smiles and the movement and the pipe is round so it kind of lends itself for all that movement of the dress,”

If you’re interested in volunteering and showcasing your work, visit https://keepmcallenbeautiful.org/index.php/events/irrigation-pipe-public-art-project

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