It took four years, but the public art tribute to the Vaughan brothers at Kiest Park is almost here.
The City of Dallas expects to dedicate the artwork, which features images of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan, on March 20. The city commissioned Spanish artist Casto Solano to design and build the piece.
The city paid $74,000 from 2006 bond funds, and friends and fans raised about $75,000, thanks to the efforts of former Oak Cliff resident Kirby Warnock. About $28,000 of that will be put into a maintenance fund for the work.
The tribute will be visible from Hampton at its location near Cliff Teen Court, between Kiest and Perryton. That location was chosen because it was a gathering spot for Stevie Ray Vaughan’s friends the day he died in a helicopter crash in 1990 and has served as a memorial spot since.