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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TALL Artist Training

  We have kicked off our 2017 TALL camps! This year, we had three artists come in from out of town to host workshops for our Teaching Artists during their training week. As a part of our SWARM training, we welcomed Ashley Renee Watkins from New York and Evan Cleveland, Erin Offord, and James Adams…

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Keep out? Not with the ‘Don’t Fence Me In’ project

via the Times Record News Mom. Apple pie. White-picket fences. They’re all symbols of the idyllic American life. But the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture isn’t settling for a mere white picket fence. It’s adding some color to that American idealism and celebrating creative identity, creative freedom and individuality with its latest public art…

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All aboard for Kemp’s ArtZeum

  Model trains are chugging through the NorthLight Gallery as part of the Kemp Center’s ArtZeum. The interactive, hands-on exhibit has a bit of a throwback feel and features not only trains but a sounds station, poetry station and postcard writing station.(Photo: Contributed) 26 CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Say ArtZeum and you might get a cockeyed look back in…

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May Networking- Don’t Fence Me In Kick Off

We would like to thank our May Networking host; First Bank – Downtown Branch, & Manager/Board Member Paul Rodriguez. What a wonderful setting for our networking attendees to hear about “Animating Public Spaces”. The intimate atmosphere gave our group a chance to brainstorm and feed off each others exciting energy for our new summer project…

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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo, NEA Big Read style

  May 5, 2017 By NEA Literature Staff jezael-melgoza-128525.jpg “Chichen Itza” by Jezael Melgoza via unsplash.com Happy Cinco de Mayo! Whether you’ll be celebrating the holiday by heading to a parade or festival, dancing to Mexican folk music, or whipping up some fresh guacamole, we also think it’s the perfect occasion to put up your…

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