With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I wanted to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt “Thank You” to each of you for your investment and shared passion for the arts in Frisco.
When I moved to Frisco from Chicago in 2004, the landscape of this city was very different. I honestly felt very alone and wasn’t sure if I would ever call Frisco my home. As a musician and someone who loves all things arts, it was a hard adjustment for me to live in our city at that time.
Fast forward to 2017, and it’s amazing to see how far we have come! There are now so many arts activities in Frisco throughout the week that I cannot attend everything that I’d like. We have seen a rapid increase in arts organizations, businesses, teachers, young talent, and families come from all over the country who desire to see Frisco thrive in arts and culture.
But even more than the events and the new buzz surrounding the arts, I am so thankful for you, the arts community in Frisco. I truly believe that the arts makes people more compassionate and caring because the arts are about connection. You share your heart with me, and I share mine with you through the medium of music, dance, theatre, visual art, and more. It is through that connection that we build a stronger community through the arts. From budding musicians at just 3 years of age, to artists who have lived in Frisco for over 20 years, from teachers who inspire the next generation of creatives, to parents who strive to expose their children to the beauty of the arts, from talented students with big dreams, to business partners and volunteers who invest in the quality of life for our citizens, I thank you for sharing your time, talent, and treasure with us. You are helping our city become a destination for the arts!
My first violin, age 5
We have an exciting future ahead for the arts in Frisco, but it’s not possible without each of you. I look forward to creating more change in our city together, and I thank you for making it a true joy to call Frisco my home. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family.
Executive Director of Frisco Arts
Lifelong Pianist, Violinist, and Arts Advocate
2017 PROGRAM RECAP
We have so much to celebrate in 2017, full of many new and exciting programs! Here’s just a sample of what you helped make happen this year. Your generous donations will keep these programs continuing into the next year. We invite you to make an investment in Frisco Arts and join us as an arts advocate today! Annual membership starts at just $30 and up; donate securely online at friscoarts.org to help us fulfill our mission!
“Spirit of Frisco” by Frisco Arts Member Denise Lion will be available for silent auction!
It’s not too late to join us for our 2017 Thanks-for-Giving Night on Wednesday November 29th, 7-9pm! Hosted by Verona Villa and sponsored by PSC, Gearbox, Crest Cadillac, and Tumbleweed Texstyles. Thanks also to all our community partners for making this event possible!
Come enjoy live jazz and eats, a performance by the Children’s Chorus of Collin County, browse custom jewelry, and hear a special message by Mayor Cheney and Executive Director Tammy Meinershagen. Be the first to hear what’s coming up for the arts in Frisco in 2018!
Patron level donors ($250) and higher are invited to our exclusive Pre-party Champagne Toast on the balcony at 6:30pm.
Frisco Arts Membership required to attend. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot or check membership status by November 26. Cocktail Attire.
The arts community is like family, no matter where you go! We are truly grateful for the support from our Dallas friends to help grow the arts in Frisco!
Frisco Arts represented at the Business Council for the Arts Obelisk Awards on Wednesday November 15 at the Belo Mansion in the Dallas Arts District. Pictured above left are Jeremy Strick (ED of Nasher Sculpture Center), Katherine Wagner (ED Business Council for the Arts), Tammy Meinershagen (ED of Frisco Arts), Doug Curtis (President/CEO of AT&T Performing Arts Center), and Jennifer Scripps (Director of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs).
We’re also thrilled to welcome Gary Levinson, Senior Principal Associate Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, to our Thanks-for-Giving Night on November 29th! Mr. Levinson supports Frisco Arts and wants to help bring world-class music to our city. You’ll get to hear more details of an exciting collaboration with Frisco Arts, and meet Gary in person at our event!
Frisco Improv Players is an improvisational comedy troupe that specializes in game-based comedic performances, similar to those seen on the syndicated television show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Their fast-paced, interactive improv is popular with all age groups.
Collin County Ballet Theatre’s presents “Sugar Plum Fairy Tea” a t the Westin Stonebriar Resort Hotel in Frisco, Texas. Enjoy Delectable Desserts, a Nutcracker Parade, Story Time and performance excerpts from The Nutcracker by Collin County Ballet Theatre Youth Ensemble dancers!
Melody of Hope exists to organize and manage musical events benefitting a variety of charitable causes around DFW. We invite you to join us for our 4th “Hope for the Holidays Christmas Gala” on December 1st, 2017! Dress up in your swankiest outfits, get ready to have some fun, enjoy live music, and come support Melody of Hope! Nonprofits will receive a free sponsorship; packages still available!
Theatre Frisco presents “Every Christmas Story Ever Told, and Then Some!” Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told – plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. Great fun for the holiday season!
Fresh Paint Studio presents Retro Art Journaling at The Gallery 8680! We’re going retro in this fun art journaling class! We will use vintage booklets and magazines (Life, McCalls, National Geographic, etc.) from the 50s – 80s as visual inspiration and collage materials. This class is the perfect starting point to get into the art journaling groove. We will use collage, markers, paint and papers to make original works of art in book form. Appropriate for all skill levels and ages 13 through adult.