The City of Edinburg Library and Cultural Arts Division, along with the Edinburg Arts Foundation, unveiled a new sign marking the spot of the future South Texas Arts and Cultural Center Friday.
Plans are in the works to renovate the old Sam Houston Elementary School on the corner of McIntryre and 8th Streets to create the cultural arts center. The city acquired the property in December 2016.
The center will serve as a venue to feature local artists, host family-friendly cultural events, and attract more visitors to the city.
Edinburg Library Director Letty Leija believes the future facility will serve as the foundation for an arts district in Edinburg.
“The unveiling of the sign denoting the Sam Houston Building as the future South Texas Arts and Cultural Center is yet another step to seeing a dream that started in 2007 become a reality,” she said.
Mayor Richard Molina spoke at the unveiling ceremony and expressed his support of the project, and the importance of art and culture in the community.