School Holiday? Explore Arts & Culture!

Staying home with the kids for the upcoming school holiday? We’ve got you covered with ways to explore the Arts, History, and the environment in Wichita Falls! Lucy Park Sound Garden Make some noise!! The Wichita Falls Symphony and the Wichita Falls Arts Council have installed a music playground, or sound garden, in Lucy Park…

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“Better Together” Mural wins State Award

The “Better Together” created by Jesse Baggett and Steve Hilton has won the People’s Choice Award from the Texas Downtown Association in the Best Public Improvement in the Population over 50,000 category. The mural is located on a parking garage in one of the most heavily populated areas of the Downtown District. The four-story artwork…

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Music Series at Akin returns for 13th season

Nakamatsu Trio guests for classical music event Midwestern State University’s Music Series at Akin will open its 13th season with the Nakamatsu Trio. The trio includes returning guest Jon Nakamatsu on piano, violinist Jennifer Frautschi, and cellist Bion Tsang. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Akin Auditorium at MSU Texas. The…

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National Arts and Humanities Month in Wichita Falls

October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM)—a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago as National Arts Week. In 1993, it was reestablished by Americans for the Arts and national arts partners as a month-long celebration, with goals of: FOCUSING on…

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Texas Shakespeare Festival Tickets on Sale Now!

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture is pleased to announce a weeklong residency of the talented Texas Shakespeare Festival. The Kilgore College-based professional theatre company will tour across North Texas in November. The company will offer a public workshop on November 9th in partnership with Backdoor Theatre, followed by a one-night-only public performance…

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Wichita Falls Mural Named 2023 Texas Downtown Association President’s Award Finalist

Finalists for the 2023 President’s Awards Program have been announced. For over 30 years the awards program, sponsored by Texas Downtown (TXDT), has recognized outstanding projects, places, and people of Texas downtowns. The “Better Together” Mural, commissioned by The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture and created by Steve Hilton and Jesse Bagget, was…

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Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — As Hispanic Heritage Month is officially underway, Mayor Santellana issued a special proclamation in its honor. Representatives from the Mexican-American Veterans Association, Zavala Hispanic Cultural Initiative, Con Pontencia Projects and other members of the community joined in accepting the proclamation.

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The Alliance Announces 2023 ACE Award Finalists

WICHITA FALLS —Eight Wichita County arts individuals and organizations will be honored at the inaugural Arts and Cultural Empowerment (ACE) Awards luncheon presented by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture.  The awards recognize and honor artists, art leaders, businesses, organizations, and individuals who have displayed consistent and exemplary support of the arts and…

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Tickets Available for the 2023 ACE Awards

Tickets are now available for the 2023 Arts and Cultural Empowerment (ACE) Awards luncheon hosted by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture. The event will recognize artists, art leaders, businesses, organizations, and individuals who have displayed consistent and exemplary support of the arts and culture in Wichita County.   The 2023 ACE AwardsOctober 18, 202311:30…

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Upcoming Board Development Workshop

The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission is pleased to offer a 3-day “Together in the Sandbox” workshop that will focus on the critical and often overlooked aspect of nonprofit administration—board development. The workshop will address the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit boards and will explore: Dates and Times September 26 – 28, 2023, 2:00 -3:30 p.m.…

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Wichita Falls Arts Nonprofits to Receive State Funding

Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) has approved funding for 5 Wichita Falls nonprofits for fiscal year 2024. The grants received in the first funding round total more than $50 thousand. These grants include the Arts Create program, the Arts Respond Project program, and the quarterly Arts Respond Performance Support program. “We are honored to…

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TCA Speaker Series: (Re)building Audiences

Texas Commission on the Arts invites you to a free, optional convening titled (Re)building Audiences with your Community. Join us and our speakers to discover how engaging with your community can drive deeper, long-term involvement with your organization! Our speakers will discuss their specific strategies for acting in partnership with their communities and its impact…

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