Arts Council October Events

Schedule of Upcoming Events: Location: Kemp Center for the Arts October 14th – Open Late until 8pm: Wichita Falls Poetry Society will debut their special anniversary book “A Celebration of Poetry: 90 Poems for 90 Years” and read their poetry based on artwork in the gallery. October 21st – Open Late until 8pm: View the…

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2nd Annual Jack o’ Lantern Jubilee at the Kell House

Looking for some fall family fun for Halloween? Join us for the 2nd Annual Jack o’ Lantern Jubilee on the Kell House grounds! Decorate a pumpkin, play games, participate in a scavenger hunt, and snap some fall pictures. Pumpkin and supplies provided with admission ticket. Face painting available for extra charge. Come have some fun with…

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Artist Spotlight: Tom Roberts

Known for his bronze sculpture, metal, and woodwork, artist Tom Roberts of Byers, TX, has recently won statewide recognition for his work in a more unusual medium. Believe it or not… it’s butter.  Roberts, a draftsman at BYSP Architects, finished his first sculpture in 1984. It promptly exploded in the kiln. His 2021 first prize-winning piece in…

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Upcoming Funding Opportunity: Creative Forces

The National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance, is launching a new grant program as part of Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network. The Creative Forces Community Engagement Grants will support arts engagement programming for military and veteran populations and family members, providing opportunities for creative expression and strengthening resilience.…

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WFAAC Project Featured by Texas Historical Commission

The Alliance’s work is getting some statewide attention! The Texas Historical Commission featured the Roy Orbison Mural painted last year in Vernon, TX by Selena Mize. The article appears in Summer 2021 edition of The Medallion. “Main Street’s Back” by Debra Drescher highlights how innovation defined art and commerce across the state in 2020 amid…

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Hispanic American Heritage Month 2021

September 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month  This event is celebrated nationwide, paying tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation and society. The day of September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El…

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Texoma Gives Artist Spotlight: Selena Mize

As we approach the annual Day of Giving in Wichita Falls, Texoma Gives, The Alliance is highlighting local artists who have been instrumental in transforming communities in and around Wichita Falls through arts and creativity. Selena Mize started with the Alliance in 2019 as a participant in the Lincoln Center Teaching Artist Learning Lab. The next…

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Texoma Gives Artist Spotlight: Daniel Juarez

As we approach the annual Day of Giving in Wichita Falls, Texoma Gives, The Alliance is highlighting local artists who have been instrumental in transforming communities in and around Wichita Falls through arts and creativity. Teaching and visual artist Daniel Juarez is passionate about Wichita Falls – and the electric creativity he’s discovered here. After working…

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Texoma Gives Artist Spotlight: Ramona Stegal

As we approach the annual Day of Giving in Wichita Falls, Texoma Gives, The Alliance is highlighting local artists who have been instrumental in transforming communities in and around Wichita Falls through arts and creativity. Ramona Stegal is a visual artist and youth arts educator with a penchant for giving old things new life. She…

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UPCOMING WORKSHOP

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture has developed a series of three workshops for arts leaders, volunteers, artists, and staff of the arts organizations in our region. Creating Diversity Enriched Environments is designed to help guide planning for addressing inclusion, diversity, and bias in all areas of programming – from material selection and casting to…

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