Public art has been happening since art was born. Surely there was a caveman that said, “I’m tired of being the journalist and just painting the progress of our tribe – I want to paint for pure expression for all to see.” Public Art serves several purposes including but not limited to beautifying an area, providing a destination point that in turn can create a positive economic impact but intrinsically art can pull at our heartstrings. Urban centers are rich with art, both public, private and at times illegal. What they all have in common if successful is how they ignite a reaction, whether good or bad. In this case we explore very quickly how public art can impress your date! Take advantage of your Downtown and do something different, dinner and a movie is a classic pairing but shake it up!
Here are the 5 ways public art can impress your date:
1.) Taking your date on a tour of public art is a great reason to just walk, take a pedicab, or rent from the Bike Share docks and just enjoy the weather while you explore Downtown and find those hidden pieces of urban art.
2.) Impress your date with your knowledge of all the art you researched before taking them out and have something interesting talk about. Drop facts about the history, the artist and what it might mean like a boss! Smart AND cultured – thank you google.
3.) It’s cheaper than the movie theatre, in fact it’s cheaper than just about anything but you’ll stand out with your effort to do something different. A great idea cost absolutely nothing!
4.) You will have an automatic backdrop for pics that will mark the occasion for a lifetime. Post to social media at your own discretion. Show off your good taste or keep the pic as a keepsake?
5.) Art has been scientifically proven to reduce stress just kitten videos on You tube but why do that when you can lighten the mood on your date and enjoy the fruits of urban life your downtown has to offer. Get out there!
Want to participate in a fun CONTEST with public art in Downtown El Paso? Check out the “I Scream for Art Contest” and you can WIN prizes just for participating in the month of October! All art in this feature is found in the Las Plazas Arts District of Downtown El Paso. Located between Southwest University Park and the Convention Center on the Pedestrian Pathway.