TALL Success

Last week, we wound up the majority of our TALL sessions. Our 18 artists were spread amongst seven sites. You can see all of our artists here. We want to give a shout-out to each of our sites for allowing us to come in and create with their children. Southside Youth Senter Burkburnett Boys and…

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Dont Fence Me In Sucess

Don’t Fence Me In was a huge success last Saturday. We had a large amount of the community come out to celebrate the unveiling and to find where their pickets ended up. It took a lot to make this 1200 picket display happen! We had 16 organizations and individuals donate materials. Thank you to: Blue-Line…

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Picket Fence Unveiled, Opens Artistic Minds

(Photo: TORIN HALSEY/TIMES RECORD NEWS) A warm welcome matched the North Texas summer temperature Saturday as the Wichita Falls Alliance for the Arts and Culture unveiled its Don’t Fence Me In project. The project, celebrating creative identity, creative freedom and individuality, will be on display through August, thanks to the artistic efforts of hundreds of community…

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Arts Alliance Fence Project Taking Shape

(Photo: Torin Halsey/Times Record News) Organizers of the  “Don’t Fence Me In” project for the Wichita Falls Alliance for the Arts and Culture began the process of displaying the more than 1,000 pickets painted by members of the Wichita Falls community. Audra Lambert, left, and Whitney Hogue work together to align and mount some of…

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Thanks TXDOT!

We wanted to thanks TXDOT of Wichita Falls for supporting us in our Don’t Fence Me In art display. They were wonderful in making sure we had what we needed. We also loved having our young artists partner with them in painting two of their snowplows. Keep a watch for this this winter when the…

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A Little Art Project in Wichita Falls

Margie J. Reese, Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture “Don’t Fence Me In” started out as a simple, hands-on art making opportunity for young artists to create designs and paint them on donated and recycled wood fence posts. This really simple concept for kids in Summer Art Camps has grown into a full-blown community…

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Mindy Sullivan of Pocket Picassos, THANK YOU!

  We want to give a huge, heartfelt applause to Mindy Sullivan, the owner of Pocket Picassos, for partnering with us in the After Hours Art Walks. They have been so helpful in setting up and working at the events with us and even provided the paint for them! You can find Pocket Picassos on…

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HUGE Thanks to the Kickin Brass Band and Michelle Gibson

We want to give a massive shout out and thank you to the Kickin’ Brass Band and Michelle Gibson for coming out to Art and Soul on June 24. We had so much fun dancing down the streets with them! Check out these pictures! They don’t even come close to showing the true atmosphere of…

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Art and Soul 2017

Art and Soul Art and Soul was this past weekend and it went amazingly! Our teaching artists shared the nine hour event amongst themselves, setting up and managing the picket painting booth. 200 pickets were painted that evening!! We are making our way to 1,000 pickets faster than we expected! We can’t wait for this…

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Our Board is Wonderful!

We want to congratulate and thank our board members Darrell Coleman, Shon Anderson, Marcella Trice, Sam Pak, and Leslie Schaffner (who helped put the event on) for completing The Institute Training, presented by the Priddy Foundation. They gained a lot of new knowledge that will made our organization stronger!

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Congratulations Bryson Petersen and Audra Lambert!

NYC, here they come! We want to congratulate two of our Master Teaching Artists! Bryson Petersen and Audra Lambert, who have worked with our TALL program for two years, have both been accepted into the elite Teaching Artist Development Labs at Lincoln Center Education in New York City. They will spend two weeks in NYC…

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