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Pipes Turn Into Artist Canvases in McAllen

(Keep McAllen Beautiful photo)

The Rio Grande Valley is known for its irrigation pipes alongside the network of canals that have historically provided water from the river to farm fields. The pipes remain standing amid a now urbanized region with farming pushed further out from expanding city limits. McAllen is among the Valley cities that have utilized property alongside canals for hike-and-bike trails. There are more than 200 irrigation pipes in the city, many…

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Keep McAllen Beautiful Call for Artists

Keep McAllen Beautiful irrigation pipes artwork by Manuel Robledo, Cristina Pechero, Concepcion Flores and Alejandra Leal.

Keep McAllen Beautiful is working to give public art a stronger presence in the city. The organization is seeking local design concepts that would painted on irrigation pipes. Submissions should promote the Rio Grande Valley natural landscape, ecology, species and heritage. The submission deadline is Oct. 25. Location of the pipes is along the City of McAllen’s hike and bike trails along Bicentennial Boulevard and 2nd Street, According to Chris Lash, program coordinator for…

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