Legislative Update 5.15.19

The U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Interior Appropriations chaired by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) officially proposed FY’20 funding increases to every federal cultural agency within their portfolio, including the National Endowment for the Arts. Additionally last week the U.S. House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Education Chairman Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) also proposed FY’20…

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Acclaimed Arts Educator Eric Booth Returns to Wichita Falls

Date: Thursday, May 30 Time: 4:00 PM Location: Sikes Lake Center at Midwestern State University Cost: $15 for Educators, $35 for General Public The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture, in collaboration with Lincoln Center Education and Midwestern State University’s Lamar D. Fain College of Fine Arts, an interactive workshop that explores the importance of…

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The Arts Matter to Local Tourism

It’s National Travel & Tourism week. The Arts matter to local tourism!! According to Americans for the Arts, “Cultural tourism can mean increased audiences for local events, more visitors to local galleries and museums, and greater support for local arts practitioners. Cultural tourism can also bring broader economic benefits – for small businesses such as…

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Mural kicks off project in city’s east side

A new mural on the east side of Wichita Falls is shining light into the history of music and entertainment, which is important to that side of town. This mural is part of a new initiative by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts. “Just to bring some beauty and some life to some walls,” said…

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Eastside Mural Project Unveiling

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture will showcase a new community mural inspired by the history of music and entertainment once so prominent on the east side of the city. The location of the mural and unveiling on Friday, April 5th at 11:00 AM, is the Felix Lister Elks Lodge #1217 at 811…

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Join the Arts Alliance for Mural Networking Session

Join the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture for an artist networking session and portfolio share with Dallas-based muralist Bone1. All artists are invited. These sessions will be geared toward muralists, graffiti artists, and teaching artists in Wichita Falls. Two sessions will be held: Friday, April 5 at 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 6,…

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New Arts Six in the News

Our Women’s History Month concert by New Arts Six is in the news. Click the links below to read more about the event. New Arts Six to visit Wichita Falls for Women’s History Month Celebration   New Arts Six holds pop-up preview before Friday evening performance in Wichita Falls

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Progress: Arts Alliance details busy, exciting 2019

Recently, The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture announced three major milestones in its short history. It celebrated its three-year anniversary; the board and staff have expanded, adding an associate director position; and the organization has been recommended to receive its second programming grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Not a bad…

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Black History Month: Alfonso Holmes engages young men to serve their community

Alfonso Holmes is a complex young leader with a seemingly unlimited amount of energy. He is involved in a list of projects and initiatives that are endless. Alfonso is the Fatherhood Engagement Coordinator at the North Texas United Way, a position that supports stronger dads and families across a spectrum of services. Alfonso Holmes is…

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