Museum Network Shines Spotlight on Region’s Cinematic History

WICHITA FALLS – The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture (The Alliance) will roll out the red carpet in September for its annual Regional Museum Network Exhibition. Real to Reel: North Texas in the Limelight will showcase curated collections from 12 area museums highlighting cinematic history in the region and its impact on area…

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Quanah Parker Mural Complete Following Heat Delays

WICHITA FALLS – Less than two months after a dedication ceremony, renowned Comanche artist Quanah Parker Burgess has announced the completion of a mural depicting his great-great-grandfather, 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 Economic Development Corporation…

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Wichita Falls Library Hosting Special Exhibit

WICHITA FALLS – During August, the Wichita Falls Public Library will present “Lone Star and Eagle: German Immigration to Texas,” an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. In the 1840s, German immigrants began settling at New Braunfels, Fredericksburg, Sisterdale, and other locations, imparting a distinctive character to…

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The Alliance Featured in Texans for the Arts Newsletter

By: Teddy Hoffman, Texans for the Arts InternArts and culture make our communities unique and showcase our distinctive values and interests. They help attract new residents and new businesses that make our communities flourish. Without art and culture, our communities would lack essential value, education, and connection to one another. Noted for its strong community engagement…

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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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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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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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