Small frame shop had big role in displaying border artists

In Northeast El Paso is a small shop with B.B. King on the loudspeakers and bold green letters that read “Framing Concepts.” This is Alfredo Sanchez’s domain – a frame-making mecca that helped display the works of Gaspar Enriquez, Tom Lea, and Hal Marcus. Sanchez, now 67, has been framing for over 40 years, opening his own frame shop in 1995. “I’ve always been interested in art. High school, college, and stuff like that.,” he said.

El Paso’s creative sector expanding, city reports

Music festivals, art, and theater performances are only some of the great treasures that make up El Paso’s creative economy. Kailey Hoppe, a tourist from Rockford Illinois in town for the 2015 USBC open championship, was impressed with all the art and festivals El Paso offers. “I think so far it’s amazing. It’s huge and fun to see. Wicked is in town which is one of the best shows I’ve seen so far and it’s fun to see it come to El Paso.”

The latest Destination El Paso annual report shows almost 3 million people have visited El Paso.