Congratulations are in order for the Texarkana Texas Arts and Historic District as they have been awarded some funds from the Texas Commission on the Arts with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. The TCA and NEA provided an opportunity for Cultural Districts in the State of Texas to apply for funding with the Texas Rescue Funding Grant. The Texarkana Arts and Historic District was one of the Cultural Districts chosen to receive funding in the State of Texas, with an award amount of $2,406.

It's not a ton of money, but coming out of probably the worst year in anyone's recent memory due to COVID-19, every little bit helps. This grant will be used to supplement accounts used to pay Perot Theatre Staff during the 2020 COVID19 closure.


Administrative Programs Manager, Keith Beason added;

“The Perot Theatre hosts various events throughout the course of the year, attracting many people to our city. This grant award will help with revenue loss during that time, and the great staff that has managed the Perot theatre, during trying times.”

The Texarkana Arts & Historic District is a collaborative regional marketing initiative focused on historic downtown Texarkana. District partners include Main Street Texarkana, the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, the Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, the Texarkana Museums System, the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce and the Cities of Texarkana, Texas and Arkansas. To learn more, check out

For more information about the Texarkana Arts & Historic District, contact Keith Beason at or (903) 798-3901.

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