2024 Spring Break Activities in Wichita Falls

Crashworks is hosting half-day and full-day camps for kids 6 and up. Click here for more. Kemp Center for the Arts For artists ages 5 through 9. Join us for 5 days of art during spring break!  Campers will learn about many different types of art, including painting, sculpture, printmaking and more.  We recommend wearing…

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Little Free Libraries Restocked

Thank you to everyone who brought a children’s book to our Holiday Open House! This week, we stocked up several Little Free Libraries near our offices. A Little Free Library is a “take a book, share a book” free book exchange. They come in many shapes and sizes, but the most common version is a…

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Remembering Nadine McKown

The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture remembers the life of Nadine McKown, our colleague and friend. Nadine, who served as the executive director of the Museum of North Texas History, passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2023. She had previously served as the site director for the Kell House Heritage Center. Her passion…

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Upcoming Deadlines: Texas Commission on the Arts

Grant Program: Arts Respond Project Arts Respond Project grants provide project assistance grants to nonprofit arts organizations on a short-term basis and may include administrative costs directly related to the project. Projects must address one of the following priority areas: economic development, education, health & human services, public safety & criminal justice, or natural resources…

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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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Texans for the Arts Welcomes Alliance Director to Board

Austin, TX – Texans for the Arts (TFA), the highly effective, non-partisan statewide arts advocacy organization, proudly announces the addition of Ann Arnold-Ogden to its esteemed board. With a mission to champion an unwavering public commitment to the arts, TFA remains steadfast in its commitment to promoting policies and developing resources for the arts and…

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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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