Cultural Asset Mapping Project

The Cultural Asset Mapping Project is an initiative from the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture to identify and map the places and resources that are important to our region’s culture and creativity. The Alliance will host conversations to discuss the final maps and directories. The resulting online maps will be ever-evolving as community members…

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Quanah Parker Mural in Quanah, TX

A mural honoring the Last Comanche Chief, Quanah Parker, will be unveiled later this month in downtown Quanah, Texas. The project, administered by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture, pays tribute to the role of Parker in the city’s founding.   The Quanah Economic Development Corporation commissioned the mural as part of ongoing efforts…

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Lift Station #25 Mural Project

To be unveiled in Fall 2022 The City of Wichita Falls has collaborated with the Wichita Falls Alliance of Arts & Culture to commission a professional visual artist or artist team to design and paint a four-sided, full-building mural on the exterior walls of a sewer lift station. A lift station is a pumping station…

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Welcome to Vernon, Texas!

“Welcome to Vernon, Texas!” is a mini-documentary made in collaboration with Lincoln Center Activate. Explore the role of the arts, artists, and culture in rural America, and learn how this small community became a big-time example of the power of the arts to build bridges.

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A+ Projects

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture is helping parents and teachers connect the arts to academic requirements. The A+ Initiative provides an arts-integrated approach to reinforcing the basic knowledge and skills children need to stay on grade level and enhance their academic learning. Explore learning guides, art activities and lesson plans designed for…

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The Legends Project: Charlye O. Farris

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture plans to install a permanent, life-size bronze statue of the late Charyle O. Farris as part of “The Legends Project,” an effort to honor North Texas legends and trailblazers. Farris holds the distinction of becoming the first African-American woman licensed to practice law in Texas, the first…

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Be the Key – Faith Resale

The creative team of Ronald Hamer and Kai Kohi Zenji designed and installed a new interactive mural for Faith Resale & Donation Center located at 1205 Lamar Street. Through its two shelters, Faith Mission for men and families and Faith Refuge for women and children, Wichita Falls Faith Mission, Inc. provides Christ-centered programs and services…

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Harvey Dean Mural

A mural celebrating local legend and longtime business owner Harvey Dean “The Tamale King” has been unveiled in downtown Vernon, TX. The mural is located at the corner of Main and Wilbarger Streets, where Mr. Dean was an ever-present fixture for more than 4 decades.  Born in 1902 in Corsicana, TX, Dean sold thousands of…

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Downtown Wichita Falls Mural

Our work to bring more art to public spaces continues in 2021 with a four-story mural installation in Downtown Wichita Falls. Artists and project designers Jesse Baggett and Steve Hilton will work with MSU Texas Fine Arts students to complete this project. Margie Reese, Executive Director of the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture,…

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Roy Orbison Mural – Vernon, TX

As an outgrowth of our successful summer arts camps in Vernon, city leaders engaged the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture to create a large-scale mural celebrating notable moments and people in the community’s history.  Lead artist Selena Mize designed the mural, which celebrates Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist Roy Orbison –…

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Conservatory Pond at River Bend Nature Center

An innovative team of artists has designed and installed a new interactive Conservatory Pond Exhibit at River Bend Nature Center that fuses art and science. The artist team leading the charge on this project, AmbeR Day Scott and Ferdine LeBlanc, will create coordinating lesson plans to help children engage in scientific learning while encouraging creativity. …

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Race, Unconscious Bias, and Inclusion Workshops

September and August 2020 During the month of August and September of 2020 The Center for Nonprofit Management and Leadership at Midwestern State University hosted three Zoom sessions on Race, Unconscious Bias, and Inclusion.  Margie Reese of the Wichita Falls Alliance for Art and Culture facilitated these conversations.

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