The mission of the Arts Council is to nurture and strengthen the artistic, cultural, and educational quality of the community and surrounding areas.

Live Performances

We’re proud to host a variety of live performances by local and regional and national artists, from a casual evening of live music in the garden to our newly-developed full stage productions.

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June 2018

Alyssa Carson: We Are The Mars Generation

June 2 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
FREE

Alyssa, also known by call sign "Blueberry", aims to be on the first human mission to Mars. She’s also dedicated to sharing her inspiration and encouraging others to follow their dreams.   Alyssa has presented her unique story and vision around the world, inspiring people to take chances and never say "no" to challenges. The Kemp is very pleased to provide a special guest presentation by this remarkable young woman.   Join us to kick off the 2018 ArtZeum exhibit…

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Sculpture Garden After Dark

June 7 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 4, 2018

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

Sculpture Garden After Dark is a family-friendly, pet-friendly stop as part of the After Hours Artwalk of Downtown. Hop a trolley, take a stroll, or drive down to experience this art and ambiance for yourself. Bring your own blanket, bag chair, and buddy and come listen to live music amongst our artwork in the Sculpture Garden! Live music starts at 6 pm. BYOB (beer and wine only)—picnics welcomed!

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Sounds of Speedway: The Copa Kings

June 14 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Forum, 2120 Speedway Ave
Wichita Falls, TX 76308 United States
$20.00 – $25.00

To celebrate our 5th season of Sounds of Speedway we're bringing back some of our most popular performers. Tonight: The Copa Kings The Copa Kings were formed in Austin, Texas, out of a desire to breathe new life into some of the great jazz standards of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. With great reverence, the band brings a unique passion and flair to the jazz music of this period. Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door Season tickets…

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July 2018

Sculpture Garden After Dark: Dave Diamond

July 5 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States

This month: Dave Diamond! Sculpture Garden After Dark is a family-friendly, pet-friendly stop as part of the After Hours Artwalk of Downtown. Hop a trolley, take a stroll, or drive down to experience this art and ambiance for yourself. Bring your own blanket, bag chair, and buddy and come listen to live music amongst our artwork in the Sculpture Garden! Live music starts at 6 pm. BYOB (beer and wine only)—picnics welcomed! While Dave Diamond wasn’t born in the great…

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Sounds of Speedway: Fun Pianos! by 176 Keys

July 12 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Forum, 2120 Speedway Ave
Wichita Falls, TX 76308 United States
$20.00 – $25.00

To celebrate our 5th season of Sounds of Speedway we're bringing back some of our most popular performers. Tonight: Fun Pianos! by 176 Keys This is an amazingly entertaining dueling pianos event. Audience participation is a must! Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door Tables: $150 for 6 seats (reserved seating) B.Y.O.B. (beer & wine) Gypsy Kit food available at all concerts Doors at 6:15 pm Concert at 7 pm Seating is first come first serve, unless sponsor…

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Mars: An Earthly Obsession – NASA Engineer Calvin Seaman

July 21 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on July 21, 2018 at 3:00pm

FREE

This Saturday we have senior NASA engineer Cal Seaman presenting information on the Mars Program. Then later in the day he’ll be discussing his work to make space walks possible and EVA repair missions on the Hubble Telescope. This is a Can’t Miss opportunity to talk with an engineer with over 30 years of experience at NASA! 

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August 2018

Sculpture Garden After Dark

August 2 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States

August concert performance by Red River Lyric Opera and Wichita Falls Vocal Arts Guild Sculpture Garden After Dark is a family-friendly, pet-friendly stop as part of the After Hours Artwalk of Downtown. Hop a trolley, take a stroll, or drive down to experience this art and ambiance for yourself. Bring your own blanket, bag chair, and buddy and come listen to live music amongst our artwork in the Sculpture Garden! Live music starts at 6 pm. BYOB (beer and wine…

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Sounds of Speedway: Uptown Drive

August 9 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
$20.00 – $25.00

To celebrate our 5th season of Sounds of Speedway we're bringing back some of our most popular performers. Tonight: Uptown Drive Uptown Drive is a premier dance band, expertly covering hits from R&B to Motown to Top 40. This band is one of our most popular performances- don't miss it! Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 at the door Tables: $150 for 6 seats (reserved seating) B.Y.O.B. (beer & wine) Gypsy Kit food available at all concerts Doors at 6:15…

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September 2018

Sculpture Garden After Dark

September 6 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States

This month features the music of Harvey Toalson, recently returned to Texas from New Mexico.  Music starts at 6pm!   Sculpture Garden After Dark is a family-friendly, pet-friendly stop as part of the After Hours Artwalk of Downtown. Hop a trolley, take a stroll, or drive down to experience this art and ambiance for yourself. Bring your own blanket, bag chair, and buddy and come listen to live music amongst our artwork in the Sculpture Garden! Live music starts at…

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Sounds of Speedway: Michael Hix & The Holla

September 13 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Forum, 2120 Speedway Ave
Wichita Falls, TX 76308 United States
$20.00 – $25.00

To celebrate our 5th season of Sounds of Speedway we're bringing back some of our most popular performers. Tonight: Michael Hix & The Holla You can’t help but be drawn in by the magnetic charm and wit of Michael Hix. With his ability to capture an audience and hold their attention for hours, there's no better entertainer: that’s why he’s been dubbed “The Worlds Greatest Entertainer.” If you haven’t seen him in action, you're missing out. Join us for this…

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October 2018

Sculpture Garden After Dark

October 4 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States

Sculpture Garden After Dark is a family-friendly, pet-friendly stop as part of the After Hours Artwalk of Downtown. Hop a trolley, take a stroll, or drive down to experience this art and ambiance for yourself. Bring your own blanket, bag chair, and buddy and come listen to live music among our artwork in the Sculpture Garden! Live music starts at 6 pm.  October's concert will feature Rock, Paper, Scissors! BYOB (beer and wine only)—picnics welcomed!

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Auditions for 2018 Christmas Theater

October 15 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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One event on October 15, 2018 at 6:00pm

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

The Arts Council and Pool2Gether Productions is holding AUDITIONS for two family-friendly Christmas One-Act plays. Roles available: 10 - 12 Females (ages 16 and up) 8 - 10 Males (ages 16 and up). Audition Dates: Sunday, October 14th from 1:00 PM - 3:30PM Monday, October 15th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM ONLY those auditioning will be allowed to enter the audition area. The Director requests that those auditioning please bring any potential scheduling conflicts for rehearsals and performances. Performance dates:…

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Shakeshop: Actors’ Workshop @ The Kemp

October 21 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on November 4, 2018 at 2:00pm

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

Does the idea of studying Shakespeare SCARE you? Then join us for our first ever Shakeshop! Here’s your chance to practice monologues with other folks studying classical theater and get honest feedback on how to: recite without falling into iambic pentameter cadence deliver the punchline, and properly put the bawdy back in the Bard’s work! Facilitating these workshops will be Sally Story and Christie Maturo from the MSU Theater Department. We'll meet in the Sculpture Garden at The Kemp, so bring…

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Art On Tap: Gallery Talk with Steve Hilton

October 25 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
FREE

Art On Tap: A special presentation by Steve Hilton. Steve is a ceramic artist and professor at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He earned his M.F.A. in Ceramics at Arizona State University and holds a BS in Environmental Geology and an MS in Art Education from Missouri State University. Come and enjoy a few brews, visit with others that love art, and make your bid on some wonderful artwork in the Mystery Art gallery. To learn more about…

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November 2018

Shakeshop: Actors’ Workshop @ The Kemp

November 4 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
FREE

Let Shakespeare help you with your Thanksgiving Blessing: “My life itself, and the best heart of it, Thank you for this.” -Henry VIII Here’s your chance to practice monologues with other folks studying classical theater and get honest feedback on how to: recite without falling into iambic pentameter cadence deliver the punchline, and properly put the bawdy back in the Bard’s work! Facilitating these workshops will be Sally Story and Christie Maturo from the MSU Theater Department. Due to the weather getting…

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