BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Brownsville Beautification Committee announcing the winners of the Murals Without Borders contest. The contest was based on the artist depiction of a world without borders. The murals were chosen based on the bi-national, bi-cultural celebration of Brownsville and Matamoros.
The artwork of Marisa Latigo, Marcelina Gonzales, Robert Ruiz and Santos Villarreal will be put on display for the community to see.
Mayor Trey Mendez, “We’re beautifying Brownsville, we’re doing it in a cultural way, we’re bringing together both cultures and really bringing in a lot of Matamoros into Brownsville and it’s always been that way, we just want to try and promote unity between both cities.”
Each artist will receive a cash prize of $1,500 for supplies. They will work with the city to decide the placement of each mural.