TEXAS CITY — Texas City school district art teachers will be the highlighted artists at the 14th annual Texas City Art Festival.

Desiree Haddock, Ada Martin, Jennifer Massie and Lola Rios will all have their work in the spotlight this year, said Monica James, programs and events coordinator for Texas City’s recreation and tourism department.

The four also are Texas City school district art teachers and exactly the kind of people the city’s art festival hopes to promote.

Throughout the years, the festival has highlighted people who, along with making art, are police officers, students, architects and a host of other professions, including teachers.

“In addition to the art festival, the committee also decided to promote the arts within our schools,” James said.

In addition to promoting local artists, the festival committee also hands out a Cultural Arts Foundation Scholarship, she said.

High school graduates who plan to pursue advanced education in the performing and visual arts, creative writing, architecture, photography, graphics, crafts, sculpture and other areas are eligible, James said.

All exhibits will be open to the public for viewing from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 13 and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 14-16.


At a glance

WHAT: 14th Texas City Art Festival

WHEN: April 12-16

HOURS: 6:30 p.m. April 12 with awards show and reception; 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. April 13; 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aril 14 through April 16.

WHERE: Charles T. Doyle Convention Center, 2010 Fifth Avenue N., in Texas City

COST: Free

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