The Alliance Announces Sculpture Project Honoring Charlye O. Farris

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture announced plans to install a permanent, life-size bronze statue of the late Charyle O. Farris at today’s Wichita County Commissioners meeting. The sculpture is part of “The Legends Project,” an effort to honor North Texas legends and trailblazers. Farris holds the distinction of becoming the first African-American…

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Local events focus on celebrating African-American history

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture (The Alliance) is debuting a traveling exhibition at MSU Texas in honor of Charlye Farris, the first African-American woman licensed to practice law in Texas, the first African-American attorney in Wichita County, and the first African-American to serve as a judge in the South since Reconstruction. The…

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20 Books to Read During African-American History Month

As the nation celebrates African-American History Month, the Wichita Falls Public Library has provided a list of recommended readings for February. The list includes eight books for youth and 12 books for teens and adults. If you’d like more information on these titles or the Wichita Falls Public Library, click here.

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How Has COVID-19 Impacted You As An Artist?

Texans for the Arts, the state’s non-partisan arts advocacy organization, is calling on all artists, arts workers, organizations, and advocates to complete a survey to explain how the pandemic continues to impact your ability to produce, present, or sell your artistic and creative work. The organization would like to hear from artists, practitioners, creative workers,…

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MSU Students Showcase Talent in New Short Film

WICHITA FALLS – For the second time, the Departments of Mass Communication and Music at MSU Texas have collaborated on a special project showcasing the musical and visual talents of their students. The new short film, The Red River Valley, was produced by faculty and students from across Fain College of Fine Arts and represents…

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NEA Funding Guidelines Posted for 2023

Guidelines and application materials for Grants for Arts Projects (GAP) and Challenge America funding are now available on the National Endowment for the Arts’ website at arts.gov/grants. The National Endowment for the Arts supports projects in any part of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. jurisdictions. Through our programs, we encourage activities that rebuild…

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6 Ways to Support Arts & Culture this Holiday Season

When you give the gift of an arts and culture experience, you’ll create memories that can last a lifetime. Your purchase impacts our local economy and community quality of life. This holiday season, consider the arts in your holiday gift-giving. Below are 6 amazing ways you can support arts & culture in our area! 1.…

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Holiday Open House

You are cordially invited to The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture’s Holiday Open House. Thursday, December 9 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 1005 9th Street, Suite 102 Join us for our final networking session of the year… in person! Guests are encouraged to bring a children’s book to donate to Reading is Power.

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The Arts: A Good Public-Sector Investment

Local, State, and Federal lawmakers have difficult jobs. They are expected to resolve some of the biggest problems of our time. All areas of spending—including the arts—come under scrutiny, and every public dollar is competitive. Lawmakers may ask whether government has a legitimate role to play in the arts, or whether the arts should receive…

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Recommended Reading: Native American Heritage Month

Thank you the Wichita Falls Public Library for providing the following books as recommended reading for Native American Heritage Month! Be sure to stop by your local library to check them out! NONFICTION: Native American Seriesby Katie Lajiness Life on the Reservationsby Tammy Gagne Sioux Code Talkers of Word War II by Andrea M. Page,…

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