City calls for proposals on Vaughan brothers tribute

The Vaughan brothers as children: Photo courtesy of Martha Vaughan
The Vaughan brothers as children: Photo courtesy of Martha Vaughan

A tribute to Oak Cliff’s Vaughan brothers, Stevie Ray and Jimmie, is coming together.

The city of Dallas is calling for artists’ proposals for the $75,000 project to create a permanent monument to them at Kiest Park, near their childhood home.

Proposals are due Jan. 15. Find all the details here.

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  • Tex

    It’s all different routes to the same place.

  • Smokey

    $100,000 was raised in Austin in 1993 and not a dime of public money. The Vaughn family helped select the site and the content, and it is know as Mecca for musicians from throughout the world. I love the thought but not the city involvement. Again I applaud the effort as I’m sure the family does as well.

  • Pecos45

    We will carry on without you, then, but you may come to the unveiling anyway. Thanks for your support.

  • Smokey

    I applaud your enthusiasm Pecos but that does nothing to change the facts. I am hoping you can link me to the RFQ offer, I have yet to locate. As far as 99% of Dallas being behind it? That hasn’t happened on any subject in the last 50 years. Write this down Pecos, “If this were for brothers from North Dallas and to be located north of the Trinity it would have a much larger budget…. Period
    I have no doubt their standing and importance to the music of today…

  • Pecos45

    You are welcome to raise more money if you wish, and the RFQ has been up there for some time. We have done plenty and have nothing to apologize for so go ahead and shoot your slings and arrows. This has been a long time coming and 99% of the people of Dallas are fully behind it.

  • Smokey

    It’s a nice thought and an honor for the family, but that’s a paltry sum and short notice. The flood is from lack of RFQ.

  • Pecos45

    It’s no joke, and they have a flood of entries already. There is also another $68,000 going to the project to pay for finalists to travel to Dallas and do their presentations, and to maintain the finished artwork for 20 years. Stop complaining and send in your entry!!!

  • Smokey

    75,000 budget? Less than a month from concept to proposal? The city spent more than that on benches for one park. This has to be a joke!