On Tuesday June 12th, Mayor Cheney delivered a State of the City address at the Frisco Chamber of Commerce luncheon to business and community leaders at the Embassy Suites in Frisco.
In his speech, Mayor Cheney also touched on Frisco Arts: “ As many of you have witnessed, our arts community has exploded with excitement and energy,” Cheney said. “The Frisco Arts organization has grown their membership by over 700% this last year. They are attracting world-class talent to Frisco to perform such as the recent sold-out Red Carpet series. Artists and lovers of arts are enjoying this modern renaissance happening here in Frisco.”
Thank you Mayor Cheney for recognizing and acknowledging the remarkable growth of Frisco Arts and the desire of our citizens to bring world-class arts experiences to Frisco!
Mayor Cheney also shared the following:
The city’s feasibility study, led by the council committee members Bill Woodard and Shona Huffman, will provide information on local arts needsand the parameters of how the $14 million in bonds can be used for a performing arts venue in Frisco.
A new live music and restaurant venue in the North Platinum Corridor called “Music City”, similar in concept to the Irving Toyota Music Factory, is coming to Frisco with dining, entertainment, special events, and of course, lots of live music! Read more info here.
Nack Development in the new Rail District of downtown Frisco is building a 200-seat venue to accommodate children’s theatre and live entertainment.
The Hillwood development is building Frisco Station with a focus on being smart, healthy and creative. CEO Mike Berry is exploring a possible outdoor performance area for the arts community.
Arts philanthropist and developer Craig Hall has presented designs for a performing arts center to the city as part of a master plan redevelopment of HALL Park. He is not only donating land but also funds to this project to help make it a reality for Frisco.
A group is forming of community leaders and arts philanthropists who will lead a capital campaign team for the new performing arts center.
Lifestyle Frisco launched its new “Give For Frisco” nonprofit directory for the community to find the nonprofit of their choice! Frisco Arts is proud to be on the list!
It’s certainly an exciting time for the arts in Frisco! To get a complete text of Mayor Cheney’s State of the City Address, sign up at www.mayorcheney.com.
COVER PHOTO CONTEST
It’s that time of the year again! Grab your cameras, charge your batteries, and wipe off those lenses! Frisco STYLE Magazine‘s 13th Annual Cover Photo Contest is underway! Enter for your chance to feature your photo on the August 2018 cover. All ages welcome to submit.
Save the Date! Saturday October 6th from 8:30am – 2pm is our citywide Frisco Arts Walk and Run at HALL Park in Frisco. Featured on Good Morning Texas and numerous media sources, the Frisco Arts Walk is in its 3rd year, and we are excited to add Frisco’s first arts-themed 5K to the event!
The 5K (8:30am – 10am) will start at 6801 Gaylord Parkway and take runners through the inspiring HALL Collection of art, where you’ll also find pop-up musicians, dancers, and artists!
The race will conclude at the FREE Frisco Arts Walk Festival (10am- 2pm) through the Texas Sculpture Garden, the largest private collection of Texas sculptures ever assembled and made available to the public.
UNT ONE O’CLOCK LAB BAND RETURNS
We’re thrilled to welcome back to our event the GRAMMY-nominated UNT One O’Clock Jazz Lab Band and other talented UNT talent for a FREE concert in the HALL Amphitheater!
(Pictured here: John Richmond, Dean of the UNT School of Music; Alan Baylock, One O’Clock Lab Band director, and members of the One O’Clock Lab Band)
Take a stroll in the beautiful grounds of HALL Park! Along with community performances at the Steinway piano on the red carpet, you’ll enjoy live art demonstrations, street musicians, dancers, face painting, balloon artists, fairytale princesses, artist and vendor booths, and of course, stunning Texas sculpture! Download the Otocast Mobile App to take an audio tour directly with the sculptors of the Texas Sculpture Garden.
PARTICIPATE AND JOIN US!
Interested in a vendor/artist booth or sponsorship opportunity at the Frisco Arts Walk and Run? Visit the webpage here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register to run at Frisco’s first arts-themed 5K! Early bird pricing is just $35 before Sep. 1st. Click here to register.
View Photos from the 2017 Frisco Arts Walk here or watch last year’s feature segment about the Frisco Arts Walk on Good Morning Texas at HALL Park. See you on October 6!
SUMMER AUTHOR’S CORNER
Meet local authors at the Summer Series Author’s Corner every Saturday in June from 2-4pm at Half Price Books! On Saturday June 9th, mystery writer John Alexander shared insights from his murder mystery series and was visited by one of his talented student editors, Maddie Belden, a 7th grader at Pearson Middle School. John’s books also feature illustrations by art students from Legacy Christian Academy. This event is come and go, FREE and family friendly.
Join us for a special Aperitivo Hour with Frisco Arts at the new Da Mario at the Star on Wednesday June 27, 5:30-7:30pm! Enjoy delicious appetizers on us and a cash bar while networking with the Frisco Arts community. Valet available. Read more about Da Mario in this month’s Frisco STYLE Magazine article here.
This event is FREE for all Frisco Arts Members. If you haven’t joined us yet as Member of Frisco Arts, we invite you to take the plunge and become an arts advocate today! Your name will be added to our growing champions of the arts, and your tax-deductible gift goes towards our mission to advance the arts in Frisco. We make the arts VISIBLE and show its VALUE to our community through our arts advocacy efforts and innovative programs like Ladies Who Launch, Red Carpet Concert Series, Frisco Arts Walk, and more. Membership starts at just $50/year to support our mission. Frisco Arts is 100% privately funded and relies on generous donors like you to continue our important work!
You can donate secure online here. Thanks in advance, and we look forward to seeing you there!
The point is, art never stopped a war and never got anybody a job. That was never its function. Art cannot change events. But it can change people. It can affect people so that they are changed… because people are changed by art – enriched, ennobled, encouraged – they then act in a way that may affect the course of events… by the way they vote, they behave, the way they think.”