Could a performing arts center be coming soon to Frisco? According to developer and arts philanthropist Craig Hall, it’s part of the new master plan at HALL Park, Frisco’s first and established office park, well-known for its beautiful trails, water features, and over 200 works of art . On Wednesday May 9th, Hall shared his vision to a standing-room only, joint work session of the Frisco City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission.
Part of the plan includes a large Klyde Warren Park 2.0, similar to the popular park in the Dallas Arts District. At the end of the park is the performing arts center, surrounded by a hotel, retail, restaurants, and residential. With over 10,000 current employees at HALL Park and a projected 25,000+ at build out, Hall believes that creating a “live, work, play” environment is not only necessary for the viability of all office parks moving forward, but it will greatly decrease traffic congestion, increase walkability, and create an 18-hour district in this vibrant quadrant of Frisco. HALL Park also recently launched the autonomous vehicle program, connecting to the Star and eventually Frisco Station.
Mr. Hall generously plans to donate land for a performing arts center; current zoning at HALL Park allows for a performing arts center and hotel. Read more about the overall master plan here.
Guess who’s a proud new member of Frisco Arts? Singer/Songwriter Ron Bultongez from this season of American Idol! Ron made it to the Top 24 out of over 120,000 contestants; originally from the Congo and now living in Plano, Ron performed at a private event in the home of Frisco Arts Ambassador Charlene Lyles. Ron inspired the audience through his music and story of pursuing the American Dream. Mayor Cheney even stopped by to meet Ron and share a few words. Find more performances by Ron on our online FrisGO Arts Calendar!
We invite you to become a member of Frisco Arts today and join in our mission to advance the arts in Frisco!
LADIES WHO LAUNCH
Ladies, please join us for our final Ladies Who Launch on June 5th at Crest Infiniti before we break for the summer! Hear from these 2 fabulous Frisco Arts members and leaders in arts and business:
Wendi McGowan-Ellis is the Co-Founder and CEO of LifestyleFrisco.com, Frisco’s premiere online guide with an audience of over 110,000 page views per month!
Gayatri Raghavan is the founder of RaGa Resortwear, gorgeous handmade swim cover-ups and more. We’ll have a few special door prizes from RaGa Resortwear to give away!
Our last luncheon quickly sold out, so snag your tickets while you can! $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Limit is 75 seats; get your tickets here.
Generally speaking, color directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposely, to cause vibrations in the soul.”
~ Wassily Kandinsky
ABOUT FRISCO ARTS
Frisco Arts is a Catalyst of Creativity! Join us today!
Frisco Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, founded in 1996 by community and business leaders who believed that the arts are vital to creating a sustainable city.
The mission of Frisco Arts is to advance the arts in Frisco through arts advocacy, innovative programming, and student scholarships,
supporting the economic growth and cultural identity of the City of Frisco.
Your donation is tax-deductible and goes towards fulfilling our mission. We couldn’t do it without you!