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December 2019

Class: The Making of Gifts – Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings and Rings!

December 7 @ 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$45.00

This class covers all the techniques in the first three workshops in a faster-paced setting!

Would you like to make something unique and one-of-a-kind for a special someone this Christmas?

Each class in this series will focus on a different piece of jewelry including bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and rings. You'll learn different wire wrapping techniques so you can continue to create more jewelry throughout the year. We'll also have enough time to make something for you to cherish and remember as well!

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CLASS: Holly-bana – Holiday Themed Ikebana

December 8 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$66

i*ke*ba*na : noun- the art of Japanese flower arranging that emphasizes form and balance. 
This traditional art form dates back to the 7th century when floral offerings were made at altars, and has grown over time to include over 1,000 different schools in Japan and abroad. 

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CEO Circle

December 9 @ 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
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An event every month that begins at 5:15 PM on day Second of the month, repeating until May 11, 2020

The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States

Join us the 2nd Monday of each month for our CEO Circle. It's a great opportunity to ask our CEO any and all questions you have about our organization, our programs and our events.

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Class: Advanced Silk Painting

December 14 @ 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$30

In this class you'll learn the Gutta Serti method of painting on silk. We'll also investigate using water color techniques, working with resists, and creating special effects. You'll complete a small painting by the end of class.

Supply fee of $35 should be paid directly to the teacher on the day of class.

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An Improvised Christmas – Backdoor Theatre Improv

December 15 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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One event on December 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM

The Forum, 2120 Speedway Ave
Wichita Falls, TX 76308 United States
$5 – $12

Join us for Christmas-themed, family-friendly improv with the Backdoor Theatre Improv Troupe. It'll be two hours of holiday silliness to help kick off the season!

This event is BYOB: feel free to bring in your own beverages and food.  Or stop by the concession stand to support the Wichita Adult Literacy Council this holiday season with your purchase!

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Studio Saturday: All About Artists

December 21 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States

Are you looking for an opportunity for your children to explore their creative side? You provide the imagination and creativity; we’ll provide the art supplies! Our monthly Studio Saturday event is free of charge. Drop in for a few minutes or the full two hours, we have a fun and artful project to work on each month.

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CLOSED: Christmas

December 24 - December 25

The Arts Council buildings will be closed to celebrate Christmas: Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25.

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CLOSED: New Year

December 31, 2019 - January 1, 2020

The Arts Council buildings will be closed to celebrate the New Year: Tuesday, December 31 and Wednesday, January 1

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January 2020

Karnevale – Gangsters & Dolls: A Speakeasy Event

January 18, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
The Forum, 2120 Speedway Ave
Wichita Falls, TX 76308 United States
$65

Karnevale is a fun-filled evening with an annual theme. Through ticket sales and sponsorship, we raise funds for our Children’s Education Department.

This year's theme is Gangsters & Dolls: A Night At The Speakeasy. This is a great chance to put on your best flapper dress or dandy suit and enjoy 1920's entertainment at The Forum.

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February 2020

Arts Alive! Home & Garden Fest

February 22, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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One event on February 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM

MPEC – Ray Clymer Exhibition Hall, 000 5th Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$6 – $8

Arts Alive! Home & Garden Festival is a gathering of businesses from our regional community, Member Organizations of the Arts Council, and local artists. They all come together under one very large roof to provide education on creating a better home, a beautiful garden… and enriching our lives through art.

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March 2020

Cowboy True PREVIEW PARTY

March 27, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Forum, 2120 Speedway Ave
Wichita Falls, TX 76308 United States
FREE

OPEN FREE TO THE PUBLIC - Cowboy True Preview Party
The Mission of Cowboy True is to educate the region about the honor, art, and beauty of the cowboy’s daily life. Cowboy True is a celebration to honor working cowboys and the artwork that comes from their daily lives.

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Cowboy True Exhibit

March 28, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Forum, 2120 Speedway Ave
Wichita Falls, TX 76308 United States
FREE

The Mission of Cowboy True is to educate the region about the honor, art, and beauty of the cowboy’s daily life. Cowboy True is a celebration to honor working cowboys and the artwork that comes from their daily lives.

Categories include: bits, spurs, buckles, jewelry, gun/knife engraving, saddles, boots, trappings/gear, photography, paintings, drawings, sculptures, carving, and cowboy cartoons.

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Cowboy True Dinner and Auction

March 28, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Forum, 2120 Speedway Ave
Wichita Falls, TX 76308 United States
TBA

Auction and Dinner Event Check back for details on all the Cowboy True Events happening on Saturday Night! We have lots of fun new activities this year! Artist Exhibition and Activities -Artist Exhibits featuring all types of cowboy-inspired artwork -Live Music -Historical reenactment with the Ft Griffin Living History Association -Longhorns from the Official Texas State Longhorn herd The Mission of Cowboy True is to educate the region about the honor, art, and beauty of the cowboy’s daily life. Cowboy…

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May 2020

Sculpture Garden Opening Reception

May 9, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
FREE

View the 16th Annual Sculpture Garden juried artwork! Join us for our annual Sculpture Garden Exhibit opening reception. This year’s exhibit is featuring 10 artists from around the country. The artwork has been juried by Texas sculptor Susan Budge and installed by local sculptor Joe Barrington. Meet the artists and the juror during our reception event, enjoy the artwork in the outdoor exhibit and relax with appetizers and live music. Free to the public, no RSVP needed! For more information…

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