Help Shape the Future of River Bend Nature Center’s Exhibits

River Bend Nature Center (RBNC) is gearing up for its 30th anniversary! It’s the perfect time to reflect on the past and make plans for the future. Their mission is to connect people with Texas’ natural environment, and they want to make sure their exhibits continue to inspire and educate. To do that, River Bend…

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Women’s History Month in Wichita Falls

March 5, 2024 – Amidst the excitement of choosing our representatives this Election Day, community leaders, arts advocates, and members of the League of Women Voters joined together to accept a proclamation from Mayor Tim Short, designating March 2024 as Women’s History Month in Wichita Falls.

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Spring Break Activities in Wichita Falls

Spring Break 2024 is here for WFISD! There’s a celebration of arts and cultural camps and events ahead in Wichita Falls. These activities are perfect for sparking creativity and fun. For a full list of events, check our calendar. EVENTS Check back in 2025 for a full list of events and camps! YEAR-ROUND ACTIVITIES Lucy…

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NEA Grant Opportunities Now Available

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is proud to support the nation’s arts sector with grant opportunities so that together we can help everyone live more artful lives. Grant guidelines and application materials are now available for two of the NEA’s grant opportunities for organizations: Challenge America and Grants for Arts Projects (GAP). These grants support specific…

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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 ways you can support arts & culture in our area! 1. Buy…

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The Alliance’s Annual Holiday Open House

Step into a time warp and experience the holiday season like never before at the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture’s Retro-Themed annual Holiday Open House! This year, we’re turning back the clock to the Atomic era, infusing our event with midcentury modern charm and a dash of nostalgia. Join us on Thursday, December…

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School Holiday? Explore Arts & Culture!

Staying home with the kids for the upcoming school holiday? We’ve got you covered with ways to explore the Arts, History, and the environment in Wichita Falls! Lucy Park Sound Garden Make some noise!! The Wichita Falls Symphony and the Wichita Falls Arts Council have installed a music playground, or sound garden, in Lucy Park…

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Wichita Falls Arts Nonprofits to Receive State Funding

Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) has approved funding for 5 Wichita Falls nonprofits for fiscal year 2024. The grants received in the first funding round total more than $50 thousand. These grants include the Arts Create program, the Arts Respond Project program, and the quarterly Arts Respond Performance Support program. “We are honored to…

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President…

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(Hi)stories of the Soil: Texas Land Heritage Speaker Series

Under One Fence: The Land and Legacy of the Waggoner Ranch  The Waggoner Ranch is the largest contiguous ranch in the United States. The story of this land spans multiple generations and even more North Texas counties. What started as a small family endeavor in Hopkins County grew into a true Texas legacy spreading over…

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Quanah Parker Mural Complete Following Heat Delays

WICHITA FALLS – Less than two months after a dedication ceremony, renowned Comanche artist Quanah Parker Burgess has announced the completion of a mural depicting his great-great-grandfather, Quanah Parker, the last Chief of the Commanches. The project, administered by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture, was commissioned by The Quanah Economic Development Corporation…

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