The Rockport Cultural Arts District (RCAD) is pleased to announce Jennifer Day is its new executive director. The position has been vacant since Hannah Miller resigned in January.

Day has led the Cultural Arts District (CAD) designation by the State of Texas Commission on the Arts since July 2015 and has served as its president for the past 42 months. She was named 2018-2019 Citizen of the Year for her many years of volunteering, leadership, fundraising and marketing roles.

A CAD is a well-recognized, labeled, mixed-use area of a community in which a high concentration of cultural facilities serves as important anchors of attraction. These Districts use existing cultural landmarks and resources to generate economic development and community revitalization.

The RCAD is located in the city’s Austin Street corridor area and includes the Beach Park, festival grounds, Rockport Harbor, Texas Maritime Museum, Rockport Yacht Club, Aquarium Education Center, Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Rockport Center for the Arts and Sculpture Garden, Veterans Memorial Park, downtown merchants, the Aransas County Courthouse and City Hall area (future Downtown Anchor Project), Aransas County Navigation District office and future marina, the Market Street breakwater, more than 20 historic markers and additional historic assets, and the Rockport harborfront property.

The RCAD was the first designated CAD in the Coastal Bend. There are 43 designated CADs in 37 cities in the state.

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