e Frisco Arts Walk and Run at HALL Park on October 6th welcomed 334 runners and walkers from 30 Texas cities, including San Antonio, Austin, and Fort Worth, as well as 5 states! We had perfect weather for a run, and it was a beautiful sight to see all ages and walks of life coming together to raise awareness for the arts in Frisco.
Making the arts accessible is at the heart of our mission, and this was the first time ever that three cultural cornerstones: UNT Jazz Bands, The Cliburn, and Steinway Pianos had all collaborated together on an event. . . and it was in Frisco!! We are proud to be the creative catalyst behind this powerful display of local and regional talent, and we thank all our artists, musicians, dancers, as well as our sponsors, partners, volunteers, and youth for helping us increase the visibility and appreciation of the arts in Frisco in this unique way.
“I feel privileged to be one of the artists in the Frisco Art Walk and Run. I have never been part of such a unique and beautiful event. The scenery and the performances around the Run makes this event outstanding and one-of-a-kind. But most importantly the people that organized greeting everybody with a big warm smile! Thank you so much for Frisco Association for the Arts to have given me this opportunity.
– Leticia Herrera, local artist with the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco
Do you have a story to share from the Frisco Arts Walk and Run? Please contact Executive Director Tammy Meinershagen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark your calendars NOW for the 2nd Annual Frisco Arts 5K on Saturday October 5th, 2019
Make your Wednesdays a little more glamorous this fall by enjoying some of the fantastic creations by local artists and learn about wine at the same time! Frisco Fine Art Gallery has partnered with the Boisset Collection Wineries to bring the exquisite wines of Jean Charles Boisset to Main Street. The gallery opens to the public on Wednesday evenings to offer free wine tastings (no alcohol is sold on the premises); free tastings are available other times as well upon request for groups of twelve.
The Frisco Fine Art Gallery ensures that the work from an ever-increasing roster of internationally known and locally grown artists are accessible through a variety of fantastic experiences.
According to the recent article in Community Impact, there is $27.5 billion in total annual government revenue from the arts, $4.6 billion total in full-time jobs supported by the arts, and the average person spends $31.6 per event, which does not include the cost of admission or ticket sales. There is also currently no larger dedicated, revenue-generating rental facility for the arts in Frisco. Many local performing arts groups have turned to the following facilities to perform:
Allen ISD Performing Arts Center
Charles W. Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts
Church Street Auditorium
Fairview Youth Theatre
Meyerson Symphony Center
MCL Grand in Lewsiville
McKinney Performing Arts Center
Moody Performance Hall
Sammons Center for the ARts
On November 6, Frisco voters will decide whether to pass a $691 million bond for Frisco ISD, where an estimated $43 million of that bond would be dedicated to a fine arts center in Frisco. With over 17,000 students in FISD enrolled in fine arts, a growing local arts community, as well as arts consumers who desire regional and national acts in Frisco, Frisco has the potential to become an arts destination.
The deadline to submit for the Downtown Mural Project is Friday October 12th!
Artists must submit a written proposal, no more than 500 words, detailing the idea and process of a hand- painted mural, listing anyone who may be involved in the creation of the art. Preference will be given to innovative projects that address the concept of community. Competitive proposals will identify the “Frisco: Past and Present” concept relating to the community plans to work with and the methods they will use to reach and include that audience.
Visit our website here for more info and the prospectus.
MEET LINNEA SKOLD, SINGER/SONGWRITER!
Linnea is a fifteen-year-old freshman at Frisco High School, a member of the Frisco Arts Youth Council, and an up and coming musician from Frisco! Linnea’s versatility as a singer/songwriter and pianist is evident in her style, as she incorporates elements of pop, rock, jazz, R&B, and country music into her original music, as well as her own arrangements of cover tunes.
Linnea performed the National Anthem at the Frisco Arts Walk and Run, and is proud to be a musician for Melody of Hope (MOH), a nonprofit organization that advocates for nonprofit organizations across the DFW metroplex. Linnea is excited to be working on her first EP, which will be released in the spring of 2019! Her first single, “Stone by Stone”, which was recently released, was inspired by her trip to Croatia over the summer.