Mural Dedication Ceremony in Burkburnett

A mural dedication ceremony will be held in May in downtown Burkburnett. The artwork was commissioned as part of ongoing efforts to revitalize the downtown area. The Burkburnett Chamber of Commerce partnered with Burkburnett ISD and the Wichita Falls Alliance of Arts & Culture (WFAAC) to design and install the mural. The artwork was designed…

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April is Poetry Month in Wichita Falls

Wichita Falls proudly embraces its rich poetic legacy by kicking off National Poetry Month with an honor from City Hall. Mayor Tim Short has officially proclaimed April as National Poetry Month in Wichita Falls. Members of the Wichita Falls Poetry Society were present to accept the proclamation. Wichita Falls has a storied history of celebrating…

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Artists Needed for “Monsters Reimagined”

Stacey Barton, art teacher at Southern Hills Elementary School in Wichita Falls, is spearheading an innovative project and needs local artists to make it happen. “Monsters Reimagined” invites artists from the community to adopt drawings of monsters created by second-grade students and transform them into unique pieces of art using their preferred medium and artistic…

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Wichita Falls Ready for Air Show with Community Events

The countdown is on for an amazing Guardians of Freedom Air Show hosted by Sheppard Air Force Base on Saturday, April 27th, and Sunday, April 28th. In addition to the Air Show, three community-wide events will also take place over the weekend. Residents and visitors can enjoy the high-flying fun with the Air Force Thunderbirds,…

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Women’s History Month in Wichita Falls

March 5, 2024 – Amidst the excitement of choosing our representatives this Election Day, community leaders, arts advocates, and members of the League of Women Voters joined together to accept a proclamation from Mayor Tim Short, designating March 2024 as Women’s History Month in Wichita Falls.

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Spring Break Activities in Wichita Falls

Spring Break 2024 is here for WFISD! There’s a celebration of arts and cultural camps and events ahead in Wichita Falls. These activities are perfect for sparking creativity and fun. For a full list of events, check our calendar. EVENTS Check back in 2025 for a full list of events and camps! YEAR-ROUND ACTIVITIES Lucy…

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Meet the Artist behind the Charlye Farris Sculpture

Thank you to KFDX and journalist Markeshia Jackson for spotlighting our work with Lubbock-based master sculptor Eddie Dixon. Eddie has been commissioned to create the bronze sculpture honoring the life of Charlye Ola Farris. If you’d like to help support this project, click the button below to donate!

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New $25,000 Regional Artist Grants Available

Artists are problem solvers and community builders. They possess the skills, training, and vision to collaborate across sectors, stimulate dialogue, activate neighborhoods, and creatively respond to civic challenges. The Interchange program is designed to strengthen individual artists in the M-AAA region (Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas) who have a history of impactful work with…

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2024/2025 City of Wichita Falls Arts & Culture Grants

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture is the designated arts grant-making agency for the City of Wichita Falls. Beginning March 3, The Alliance will solicit applications from eligible organizations, review requests, and distribute funding for arts and cultural activities. The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture accepts applications from 501(c)3 organizations with arts and cultural…

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“Recovering Creativity” 2024 Workshops

“Recovering Creativity” is a transformative series of Artist Development Workshops hosted by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture in 2024. Designed with local creatives in mind, the workshops will provide tools to help attendees overcome the pressures, insecurities, and barriers that are blocking them from a joyful artistic practice.

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Little Free Libraries Restocked

Thank you to everyone who brought a children’s book to our Holiday Open House! This week, we stocked up several Little Free Libraries near our offices. A Little Free Library is a “take a book, share a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a…

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