Artist Spotlight: Tom Roberts

Known for his bronze sculpture, metal, and woodwork, artist Tom Roberts of Byers, TX, has recently won statewide recognition for his work in a more unusual medium. Believe it or not… it’s butter.  Roberts, a draftsman at BYSP Architects, finished his first sculpture in 1984. It promptly exploded in the kiln. His 2021 first prize-winning piece in…

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Upcoming Funding Opportunity: Creative Forces

The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance, is launching a new grant program as part of Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network. The Creative Forces Community Engagement Grants will support arts engagement programming for military and veteran populations and family members, providing opportunities for creative expression and strengthening resilience.…

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WFAAC Project Featured by Texas Historical Commission

The Alliance’s work is getting some statewide attention! The Texas Historical Commission featured the Roy Orbison Mural painted last year in Vernon, TX by Selena Mize. The article appears in Summer 2021 edition of The Medallion. “Main Street’s Back” by Debra Drescher highlights how innovation defined art and commerce across the state in 2020 amid…

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Hispanic American Heritage Month 2021

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month  This event is celebrated nationwide, paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El…

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Texoma Gives Artist Spotlight: Selena Mize

As we approach the annual Day of Giving in Wichita Falls, Texoma Gives, The Alliance is highlighting local artists who have been instrumental in transforming communities in and around Wichita Falls through arts and creativity. Selena Mize started with the Alliance in 2019 as a participant in the Lincoln Center Teaching Artist Learning Lab. The next…

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Texoma Gives Artist Spotlight: Daniel Juarez

As we approach the annual Day of Giving in Wichita Falls, Texoma Gives, The Alliance is highlighting local artists who have been instrumental in transforming communities in and around Wichita Falls through arts and creativity. Teaching and visual artist Daniel Juarez is passionate about Wichita Falls – and the electric creativity he’s discovered here. After working…

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Texoma Gives Artist Spotlight: Ramona Stegal

As we approach the annual Day of Giving in Wichita Falls, Texoma Gives, The Alliance is highlighting local artists who have been instrumental in transforming communities in and around Wichita Falls through arts and creativity. Ramona Stegal is a visual artist and youth arts educator with a penchant for giving old things new life. She…

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UPCOMING WORKSHOP

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture has developed a series of three workshops for arts leaders, volunteers, artists, and staff of the arts organizations in our region. Creating Diversity Enriched Environments is designed to help guide planning for addressing inclusion, diversity, and bias in all areas of programming – from material selection and casting to…

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Texoma Gives Artist Spotlight: Sierra Archer

As we approach the annual Day of Giving in Wichita Falls, Texoma Gives, The Alliance is highlighting local artists who have been instrumental in transforming communities in and around Wichita Falls through arts and creativity. Sierra Archer is a Teaching Artist and Muralist who has worked with The Alliance since 2019. Her journey with The…

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Wichita Falls Neighborhood Engagement Meeting

The City of Wichita Falls will hold its first Neighborhood Revitalization Program Neighborhood Engagement meeting on Saturday, September 11, at the Floral Heights United Methodist Church (2214 10th St.). The sessions will be held at three separate times starting at 9 am, 11 am and 2 pm on Sept. 11 to provide multiple opportunities for…

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Wichita Falls Pioneers Texas Women’s Hall Of Fame Honorees

August 30, 2021 | Austin, Texas | Press Release Governor Greg Abbott and the Governor’s Commission for Women today announced six extraordinary Texas women, recognized for outstanding achievement in their fields and for changing the course of history, have been selected for induction into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. “The Texas Women’s Hall of Fame recognizes…

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