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When you give the gift of an arts and culture experience, you’ll create memories that can last a lifetime. Your purchase impacts our local economy and community quality of life. This holiday season, consider the arts in your holiday gift-giving.

Below are 6 ways you can support arts & culture in our area!

1. Buy Local!

The energy of individual artists drives the continued development of arts, culture, and heritage in our area. There are hundreds, if not thousands of artists right here in our community! From photographers to visual artists and musicians, consider giving a gift from one of the many creative entrepreneurs in our community! Our artist roster is a great start, but you can also find their work all over town (….more on that later!)

2. Attend Events

From Electricritters to Santa House to Trains and more… organizations in Wichita Falls are ready to help you celebrate the season. You can show your support by attending their events. Load up your family, friends, holiday guests and explore our city.

You can find a list of upcoming arts & cultural in Wichita Falls events by clicking here.

3. The Gift of Time Together

Tickets to an upcoming performance would make great stocking stuffers! Support local arts organizations by purchasing season tickets or tickets to upcoming performances. There are so many of amazing performances coming up in December – and in 2022, from ballet to live orchestras and theater! (Remember the calendar link above? You’ll find it all there!)

Here’s a list of organizations with tickets to upcoming events on sale now!

4. Membership has its Perks!

Memberships are the gifts that keep on giving! They come with access to programs, events, and perks – AND help support arts & cultural nonprofits! Consider giving the gift of membership to area organizations this holiday season.

And guess what… we’ve provided another easy way to find one that fits someone on your list. Click here.

5. The Perfect Gift (Shop)

Looking to avoid the hustle and bustle of a crowded holiday shopping scene? Insider secret: You can score incredible, unique items at local gift shops and galleries in Wichita Falls! You can find paintings, handcrafted jewelry, and even some incredible books from local authors!!

Yep…. we’ve got a list for that. Plus there’s a link to local businesses that support creativity in Wichita Falls!

6. Donate!

Local Arts & Culture nonprofit organizations rely on your support. Your donation this holiday season can help you honor someone on your shopping list – and it will help local organizations provide their services to residents and visitors!

Once again, we’re making this easy… find a list of some of our local partners here.