AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — San Jacinto Elementary announced it will showcase student art on the streets in the San Jacinto neighborhood with Margaret Wills Elementary as part of the San Jacinto Creative Crosswalk Project (SJCCP).
“I think it’s important to the community because a lot of the neighborhoods especially in the historically underserved portions of the city feel as though the city is not involved itself enough,” said Chris Jackson City of Amarillo Director of Planning. “We just want the neighborhoods to know that the city is working with its neighborhood residents to bring meaningful projects to the community.”
According to officials, the SJCCP is led by the San Jacinto Neighborhood Association. Artwork created by both of the school’s students will be featured on two crosswalks in the San Jacinto Neighborhood.
President of the San Jacinto Neighborhood Association Sherrie Ferguson said the artwork showcases neighborhood pride.
“San Jacinto is eclectic anyway,” said Ferguson. “So, we kind of wanted that spirit here too, with something that will catch your eye when you travel through the neighborhood. Maybe say, I want that in my neighborhood.”
The SJCCP will be unveiled this week beginning Wednesday at two locations:
- Wednesday (Sept. 20): SW 3rd Ave. and S. Carolina St. Noon to 1:30 p.m. The project is scheduled to be completed Thursday (Sept. 21).
- Friday (Sept. 22): Belleview Street and Line Avenue. Noon to 1:30 p.m. The project is scheduled to be completed Saturday (Sept. 23).