January 11, 2017
Ballroom Marfa is thrilled to announce that Leo Villareal, a member of our board of trustees and El Paso native,has received the 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Visual Arts. The Texas Medal of Arts Awards is the Texas Cultural Trust’s signature event and the state’s most prestigious arts gala,honoring amazing Texans who have made powerful contributions to the arts here at home and around the world. Villareal is known for his iconic light sculptures including the now permanent installation on the San Francisco Bay Bridge, Bay Lights. Villareal has deep family roots in Marfa and West Texas and we are proud to have him as part of the Ballroom leadership team. Full coverage of the Texas Medal of Arts 2017 can be found here.