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We believe in the power of the arts to transform lives and communities.  Whether it's a painting that alters your perspective, a performance that moves you, or a poem that makes you look at the world around you differently, art serves as a catalyst for change- both for creators and their audiences.

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The Kemp Center

1300 Lamar

Wichita Falls, TX 76301


Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Saturdays 10am - 4pm

Open late Thursdays to 8pm

The Forum

2120 Speedway

Wichita Falls, TX 76301


Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Welcome to The Arts Council Wichita Falls: one name for two historic and innovative buildings.


The mission of the Arts Council is to nurture and strengthen the artistic, cultural, and educational quality of the community and surrounding area. We are dedicated to raising arts awareness in the region through our community art programming and venues.

Founded in 1994, the Arts Council WF is currently comprised of two historic buildings: The Kemp and The Forum. Through extensive capital campaigns and broad community support, we have renovated and restored each of these historic buildings to create viable arts and cultural centers for generations to come. The buildings are official Texas historical and Wichita Falls landmarks.

Through adaptive reuse of these historic landmarks, we provide our non-profit member organizations with a brick-and-mortar home rich in cultural history, giving sustainability, stweardship, and value to their members and their missions.

The Kemp (1300 Lamar Street) currently houses 5 gallery exhibit spaces, three classrooms and an auditorium.

The Forum (2120 Speedway Avenue) helps support the Arts Council’s Performance Arts programming and provides over 12000 square feet of room rental.

In addition to our physical locations, we also offer unique and innovative programming and outreach programs, from Distance Learning to schools in the 12-county region, in-house classes and camps, 5 gallery spaces, a nationally recognized outdoor sculpture exhibit, and more.