The City of Anna proudly announces the completion of its first-ever public art mural installation in downtown Anna. Made possible through a $5,000 reimbursement grant from the Anice Read Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas, this project represents the city’s commitment to promoting cultural enrichment and community engagement.
In November 2022, the Anna Economic Development Corporation (EDC) received the Anice Read Fund grant from the Texas Downtown Association. Artists throughout Texas were invited to submit their qualifications and the request was also posted on Public Art Exchange. By February 2023, two artists were shortlisted and asked to submit design concepts. In March 2023, Andrea Holmes was chosen by the Anna EDC to complete the project, with an expected completion date in early June.
“Public art is a transformative force that energizes our community, sparks creativity, and instills a sense of pride. The City of Anna is fully committed to investing in downtown Anna, creating a dynamic space that highlights local artists and enhances the overall experience for residents and visitors,” said Joey Grisham, Director of the Anna Economic Development Corporation. “We appreciate the Anice Read Fund grant and the Downtown Texas Association for its invaluable support in making this vision a reality. Together, we are building a culturally vibrant and economically prosperous downtown Anna for everyone to enjoy.”