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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Special Events at Museum of North Texas History

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture in collaboration with The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri present two exciting events in partnership with the Museum of North Texas History. Free Family Day February 22, 2020 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family Day is designed to celebrate the creative potential in all…

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Mural kicks off project in city’s east side

A new mural on the east side of Wichita Falls is shining light into the history of music and entertainment, which is important to that side of town. This mural is part of a new initiative by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts. “Just to bring some beauty and some life to some walls,” said…

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New Arts Six in the News

Our Women’s History Month concert by New Arts Six is in the news. Click the links below to read more about the event. New Arts Six to visit Wichita Falls for Women’s History Month Celebration   New Arts Six holds pop-up preview before Friday evening performance in Wichita Falls

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Progress: Arts Alliance details busy, exciting 2019

Recently, The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture announced three major milestones in its short history. It celebrated its three-year anniversary; the board and staff have expanded, adding an associate director position; and the organization has been recommended to receive its second programming grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Not a bad…

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Black History Month: Alfonso Holmes engages young men to serve their community

Alfonso Holmes is a complex young leader with a seemingly unlimited amount of energy. He is involved in a list of projects and initiatives that are endless. Alfonso is the Fatherhood Engagement Coordinator at the North Texas United Way, a position that supports stronger dads and families across a spectrum of services. Alfonso Holmes is…

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Alliance to Receive $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $27 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $20,000 to support the growth and development of small and rural museums in…

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Black History Month: Coach Markelle Martin pays it forward

In celebration of Black History Month, the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture showcases some significant individuals within our community. The features will appear in the Times Record News each Sunday in February. Margie J. Reese, For the Times Record News Markelle Martin is a gentle giant. He enters the room with a calm spirit…

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