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On September 17, 2018, Wichita Falls Mayor Stephen Santellana signed a proclamation designating October as National Arts and Humanities Month in Wichita Falls. Thank you to all the area arts organizations for joining us to accepting this proclamation.

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The Road to Great Exhibits: Wichita Falls

Explore effective and affordable uses of technology within exhibits at this day-long workshop. Designed to provide the information needed to create impactful exhibits at reasonable costs, participants will learn about available research resources, interpretive writing, and visual storytelling techniques. Using examples from Texas transportation history, hands-on activities will build on each other so that each…

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Four Wichita Falls Arts Nonprofits to Receive State Funding

Thank our state lawmakers for supporting the arts!! Four Wichita Falls arts nonprofits received state funding for the first round of grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts in 2020. TCA Commissioners approved funding of 868 grants in the first funding round for fiscal year 2020. The grants total over $8.9 million and will…

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Texoma Gives Early Giving Underway

Early giving for Texoma Gives 2019 is now open. We are excited to announce we have a generous donor helping increase your impact! When we reach 25 early donors, the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture will receive an additional $1,000! Help us reach this goal! This year, the minimum donation is $10 and…

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Throckmorton Artist to Create Work for City of Fort Worth

Artists Draw Inspiration From ‘Ride-A-Long’ With Fort Worth Fire Department by Hady Mawajdeh 28 Aug 2019 (KERA) It’s 7 a.m. and things are slow at Fire Station 31 in North Fort Worth. “Staffing for today is complete,” a voice announces plainly from a speaker in the ceiling. Yesterday’s crew is clearing out after a 24-hour…

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WFISD Receives Best Communities for Music Education Designation

(Wichita Falls ISD)  Congratulations to WFISD music educators on receiving The Best Communities for Music Education designation. This designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. This award recognizes that Wichita Falls ISD is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in…

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Toni Morrison, Nobel-Winning Author of ‘Beloved,’ Dies at 88

(BBC News) Known for her searing and lyrical works about slavery and the history of African Americans, novelist Toni Morrison was widely regarded as one of the leading lights of US literature and a champion for repressed minorities. A prolific writer of novels, essays and song lyrics who first came to prominence in the early…

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Mary Anne Carter Confirmed as National Endowment for the Arts Chairman

Washington, DC—The United States Senate voted to confirm Mary Anne Carter as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.  Carter had served as acting chairman of the agency since June 5, 2018 and becomes the Arts Endowment’s 12th chairman since its inception in 1965. “I look forward to continuing to lead a talented and…

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Art culture on the rise in Wichita Falls

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) -Over the last two-years Wichita Falls has exploded with artwork. The city, along with the help of the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture has lead the charge to push art forward in the city and is cultivating local artists. Providing tools, assistance, and classes for those with interest has…

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Making Magic in our Summer Art Camps 2019

Our Summer Arts Program for 2019 end today. We were fortunate to work with 10 local sites who hosted camps like printmaking, theatre, mural painting and beyond!! In all, our 17 Teaching Artists worked with nearly 400 students in Archer City, Burkburnett, Wichita Falls, and Vernon. Thank you to everyone involved this year for helping…

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Final Eastside Mural Project Unveilings Set

Artists Jacobie Genus and Brea’n Thompson have been busy creating the final two murals commissioned by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture as part of the Eastside Mural Project. Both murals are set to be unveiled to the public within the next two weeks. The canvas for ‘Jacobie’s Wall,’ is a retaining wall…

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