Black History Month: Coach Markelle Martin pays it forward

In celebration of Black History Month, the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture showcases some significant individuals within our community. The features will appear in the Times Record News each Sunday in February. Margie J. Reese, For the Times Record News Markelle Martin is a gentle giant. He enters the room with a calm spirit…

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Lincoln Center Education Summer Program Returning

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture is partnering for a second year with New York-based Lincoln Center Education (LCE) to provide advanced learning for teaching artists and educators in Texas and the mid-America region. The weeklong forum, which takes place May 26-June 1, 2018 at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, will…

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Arts Alliance Establishes Regional Museum Network

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture has invited area museums and heritage preservation organizations to participate in a new initiative, designed to foster a cooperative relationship between museums in Archer, Baylor, Clay, Wichita, and Wilbarger counties. Museums participating in the Regional Museums Network include:    The Whiteside Museum of Natural History, Baylor County…

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Arts Alliance Hosts First Field Trip to Wichita Dome

January 25, 2019 – The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture hosted the first school field trip to “The Wichita Dome.” More than 50 students from Olney Elementary School visited the dome as part of a full day of cultural activities in Wichita Falls. In November, Native American Heritage Month, the Arts Alliance created educational newspapers…

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Non-profit plans Black History Month event

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL)–To kick off Black History Month celebrations, the Arts Alliance, as well as other organizations, are hosting a number of events to celebrate throughout February. One of those events is a collaboration with the Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre to present Dallas Black Dance Theatre. This is the first time Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre…

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The Arts Alliance Brings “A Joyful Noise” to Wichita Falls

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture presents the talented vocal ensemble New Arts Six in celebration of Women’s History Month. The performance will be Friday, March 8, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Wichita Falls located at 3601 Taft Boulevard. “A Joyful Noise,” features a series of songs and verse…

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Dance Collaboration Kicks Off Black History Month in Wichita Falls

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture, in collaboration with The Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre (WFBT), will present Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) in celebration of African American Heritage Month. The 3rd Annual WFBT Signature Series performances will take place at the MSU Fain Fine Arts Theatre on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, February 9 at 3:00 p.m. The performances are funded in…

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The Souls of Black Folk Exhibition Extended!

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture is pleased to announce its first cultural collaboration for 2018 has been extended. An exhibition featuring the traditions of African American folk art, The Souls of Black Folk,  is hosted by the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU (WFMA) in cooperation with Dallas’ African American Museum. The…

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MSU students celebrate Women’s History Month

What started off as a way to honor and empower women for two Midwestern State University students, turned into a week-long series of support and education. The series of events ended with a Women’s Empowerment Brunch, where students got to hear of the challenges current Executive Director of the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture, Margie…

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Local Students Experience Austin Bike Zoo

Hotter’N Hell is over for the year! This was an exciting year with new features, including the Austin Bike Zoo. We reached out to the Austin Bike Zoo several months ago to discuss bringing them to town for the ride and we were so excited that we were actually able to do it! While here,…

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