Museum Talk: The Last Jewel in the Crown

Join us for a free community lecture at the Museum of North Texas History with Mark Finn, owner/operator of the Vernon Plaza Theater. The event will be Saturday, October 1 at 2:00 PM. The Last Jewel in the Crown: The Vernon Plaza and the Interstate Theater Company One of the most memorable events in Vernon,…

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(Hi)stories of the Soil: Texas Land Heritage Speaker Series

Under One Fence: The Land and Legacy of the Waggoner Ranch  The Waggoner Ranch is the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. The story of this land spans multiple generations and even more North Texas counties. What started as a small family endeavor in Hopkins County grew into a true Texas legacy spreading over…

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Upcoming Workshop: Artists at Work

Are you looking to transform your workplace? The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture invites your team to “Artists at Work.” This session is ideal for nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses! Led by James Adams, Chairman of the Arts Commission for the City of DeSoto, participants will learn how the arts and artists can shape solutions to common…

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2022 Arts Legal Line

Free consultation with an attorney presented in partnership with Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas Participants can call from anywhere in Texas between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. to get arts-related questions answered by a TALA volunteer attorney. 2022 Dates: August 2, 2022   |  October 4, 2022 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Call (512)472-8303 or (866)303-8303 from anywhere in…

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NBC News Feature: Legacy of Charlye Farris

In 1953, Charlye Farris became the first female Black lawyer in Texas after graduating law school from Howard University where her class worked on the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education. NBC News’ Priscilla Thompson takes a look at Farris’ lasting legacy that overcame years of challenges and discrimination.  

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Artists: Medical Emergency Grants Program

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), in partnership with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, has announced the newest cycle of its Rauschenberg Medical Emergency Grants program. The program provides one-time grants of up to $5,000 for recent unexpected medical, dental, and mental health emergencies, and is open to artists in need who are practicing in the disciplines of…

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Call to Artists: Vernon, TX Mural

The City of Vernon is collaborating with Wright Brand Bacon to commission a professional visual artist or artist team to design and paint a mural on the west exterior wall of 1716 Pease Street, Vernon, Texas. The lot is located between two buildings and is being developed into a multipurpose venue in Downtown Vernon across…

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The Alliance Partners with Lincoln Center Education for Mini-Documentary

WICHITA FALLS – The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture has joined forces with New York-based Lincoln Center Education to produce a mini-documentary exploring how Vernon, Texas became an example of the power of the arts to build bridges. The film, entitled “Welcome To Vernon, Texas” features interviews with Vernon City Manager, Martin Magnum,…

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City of Wichita Falls Arts and Culture Grants 2022/23

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture will soon be accepting applications for the City of Wichita Falls 2022/2023 Arts & Culture Grants Program. Through a competitive grant evaluation process, support will be awarded to arts programs or projects designed to increase tourism, serve as a catalyst for economic growth, and encourage public participation…

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The Alliance Announces Sculpture Project Honoring Charlye O. Farris

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture announced plans to install a permanent, life-size bronze statue of the late Charyle O. Farris at today’s Wichita County Commissioners meeting. The sculpture is part of “The Legends Project,” an effort to honor North Texas legends and trailblazers. Farris holds the distinction of becoming the first African-American…

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NEA Funding Guidelines Posted for 2023

Guidelines and application materials for Grants for Arts Projects (GAP) and Challenge America funding are now available on the National Endowment for the Arts’ website at arts.gov/grants. The National Endowment for the Arts supports projects in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. jurisdictions. Through our programs, we encourage activities that rebuild…

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6 Ways to Support Arts & Culture this Holiday Season

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 amazing ways you can support arts & culture in our area! 1.…

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