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The Alliance Introduces Regional Arts Mapping Project

WICHITA FALLS – The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture is putting area arts on the map. The organization has developed a plan to identify, connect and map arts and cultural resources in nine area counties. The counties will include Archer, Baylor, Clay, Jack, Hardeman, Montague, Wichita, Wilbarger, and Young. With the help of…

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Check out these Juneteenth events happening in your community

For Sunday’s Juneteenth holiday — which commemorates Black Americans’ emancipation from slavery — groups across the area are holding a range of events and celebrations. One June 19, 1865, slaves in Galveston were finally notified that the Civil War was over and they were free – two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Last…

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Comanche Pride, Quanah History on Display at Mural Dedication Ceremony

QUANAH – The blazing summer sun didn’t stop thousands from traveling to Hardeman County on June 11 for the Quanah Parker Medicine Mounds Gathering that featured a mural dedication honoring Quanah Parker, the last Chief of the Commanches. The project, administered by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture, was commissioned by The Quanah…

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City Allocates $250K for Local Nonprofit Arts Recovery

On Tuesday, June 14, the Wichita Falls City Council approved a plan to designate $250,000 for Arts and Culture Non-Profits. These funds will be designated for COVID-19 recovery & relief support for the arts in Wichita Falls through American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding. “We are grateful to City Leadership and City Councilors for supporting…

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MSU Texas theatre majors earn multiple awards at regional competition

Midwestern State University (MSU Texas) theatre majors won several awards in April at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival regional competition. Junior Rebekah Gardner advanced to the semifinals of the prestigious Irene Ryan acting competition. Gardner, a junior double major in performance and design, worked with acting partner Luke Craddock, a sophomore performance major.…

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Public Art Project in Quanah to Honor Last Comanche Chief

QUANAH, TX – A mural honoring the Last Comanche Chief, Quanah Parker, will be unveiled this month in downtown Quanah, Texas. The project, administered by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture, pays tribute to the role of Parker in the city’s founding. A respected Comanche leader, Quanah Parker is often described as having…

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The Alliance Announces Inaugural Awards Ceremony Honoring Arts and Culture

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture is accepting nominations for the inaugural Arts and Cultural Empowerment (ACE) Awards. The event will recognize and honor artists, art leaders, businesses, organizations, and individuals who have displayed consistent and exemplary support of the arts and culture in Wichita County.   “I am continually impressed at the quality…

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Sculpture by MSU Texas Educator Chosen for Houston Art Project

A playful metal sculpture of a cat by Suguru Hiraide, professor of art at Midwestern State University, was chosen with seven other artists to be featured in True North, a sculpture project in Houston’s Heights neighborhood. Hiraide’s “Maneki Cat Altar” is a towering aluminum sculpture that turns with the wind while the cat’s solar-powered paw…

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Registration Open for Summer Art Camps in Wichita Falls

Ditch the Screens! The Alliance is once again encouraging young children and teens to set their inner artists free at a variety of summer art camps happening in Wichita Falls. Summer camps can include everything from animals, nature, flying things, animation, comics, and even the world of dreams and fantasies. Chocolate Camp for Kids: REGISTER…

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