Coppell Arts Center announces name for gallery lobby

The Coppell Arts Center includes a multiuse outdoor area complete with a stage. (Courtesy city of Coppell)
The Coppell Arts Center includes a multiuse outdoor area complete with a stage. (Courtesy city of Coppell)

The Coppell Arts Center includes a multiuse outdoor area complete with a stage. (Courtesy city of Coppell)

Coppell Arts Center announced Jan. 30 it has named its lobby The Mr. Cooper Group Gallery Lobby after the formation of a new partnership with home loan company Mr. Cooper Group. The announcement comes as the center is scheduled to open in mid-May. Mr. Cooper Group operates its own artist-in-residence program that has featured over 120 art installations from commissioned artists, according to a news release. The arts center is located at 505 Travis St., Coppell. 972-462-0022. www.coppelltx.gov




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