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WICHITA FALLS – The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture is putting area arts on the map. The organization has developed a plan to identify, connect and map arts and cultural resources in nine area counties. The counties will include Archer, Baylor, Clay, Jack, Hardeman, Montague, Wichita, Wilbarger, and Young.

With the help of residents, The Alliance will create an interactive map highlighting artists, organizations, annual events, historic sites, artwork, and much more.

“Our goal is to help visualize the people, places, organizations, and events that reflect the history, values, and culture of our region,” Ann Arnold-Ogden, executive director of the Alliance said. “We believe this map will be a valuable tool for residents and visitors to our area and help promote the events and places that make our area unique.”

In addition to one-on-one and group interviews with residents of each county, residents are encouraged to participate by 1) filling out a survey and 2) helping to map items of interest or importance to them.

“The survey is an important part of the project,” Arnold-Ogden said. “It will help us see what is meaningful to residents of these counties – and help The Alliance understand how they are participating with the arts, culture, and history of North Texas.”

You can get started at https://wichitafallsarts.org/projects/cultural-asset-mapping-project/.

Residents are also invited to an online information session to be held on August 9 at 10:30 am about the process. The event is open to everyone in the nine-county region. To register, click here.

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