Update on Texas Commission on the Arts Funding

Update on TCA’s Funding TCA’s budget for 2020 and 2021 is now official! Governor Abbott has signed the budget into law as part of House Bill 1. The budget adds the following amounts to TCA’s base budget: Exceptional Item #1 – Restore Cultural Districts Project (CDP) Grants Base-Level Funding TOTAL: $10,000,000 over the biennium. Exceptional…

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Summer 2019 Business Hours

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture office will be closed to the public on Fridays starting June 14.  Our regular hours will resume beginning August 5. The offices will also be closed July 4 & 5. If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact our office by calling (940) 500-4451 or emailing…

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10 Ways to Enjoy the Eastside Murals

Our community is fortunate to have talented local artists who inspire us through their art.  There are already more than a dozen murals across Wichita Falls. Murals are presented for you to enjoy – with your family, your friends and of course, for anyone visiting you from out of town. The murals commissioned by the…

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Mural Captures Childhood Imagination

Latest mural created in eastern Wichita Falls captures childhood imagination (Torin Halsey/Times Record News) The second in a series of four new murals on the East side of Wichita Falls was officially unveiled Monday morning. The artwork, designed by artist and Midwestern State University graduate Selena Mize, features vibrant colors, bold graphics and the expressive…

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Second WF eastside mural complete, sparks idea for Vernon

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) – The second eastside mural commissioned by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture is complete, but this is just the beginning for the non-profit. Located at what many know as Fly’s Gas Station, the Harding street piece of art marks a halfway point for the Eastside Mural Project. The success…

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New Mural Reveal Date Set

RAIN OR SHINE!!! (Bring an umbrella just in case!) The unveiling ceremony will take place at 11:30 on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 802 Harding Street; a site known to many as Fly’s Gas Station. The mural, “Imaginative Minds,” was designed by MSU graduate Selena Mize with support from a team of local muralists. Two…

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Mural Unveiling Postponed

The Eastside Mural Unveiling of “Imaginative Minds” has been postponed due to rain. Once a new date has been selected, we will update you through email and social media. Thank you for your support! Questions? Call our offices at (940) 500-4453.

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2019 Legislative Update from Texans for the Arts

Sine Die! The Arts Matter! A message from Texans for the Arts: As a capstone to the 86th Texas Legislative Session, Texans for the Arts, the statewide arts advocacy organization, was present at both the Texas Senate and the Texas House on May 26th as each chamber voted to approve HB 1 – the Texas…

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Second Mural Unveiling Set for Eastside Mural Project

Children in Wichita Falls will be honored at the unveiling of the second of 4 murals commissioned by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture. The unveiling ceremony will take place at noon on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 802 Harding Street; a site known to many as Fly’s Gas Station. The mural reveal…

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Margie Reese to be Honored with Americans for the Arts’ Leadership Award

Americans for the Arts today announced that Margie Reese, Executive Director of the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture, will be honored with the Selina Roberts Ottum Award at Americans for the Arts upcoming Annual Convention in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. This award recognizes an individual working in arts management who has made a…

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Kell House Independence Day Celebration

The Kell House is getting ready to celebrate Independence Day in its own old-fashioned way! In order to share the fun this summer, the Museum is inviting non-profit organizations and local businesses to come and join in the festivities. Not only would we like to see you participate in this year’s parade, we are opening…

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Robertson Appointed to Lead Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas

May 20, 2019 Wichita Falls, TX – The Wichita Falls Museum of Art (WFMA) at Midwestern State University (MSU Texas) is pleased to announce the selection of Tracee Robertson as the new director. Chosen after a nationwide search, Robertson will assume the duties of Director on July 1, 2019. Robertson currently serves as the director…

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