It was an honor to represent Frisco Arts in Scottsdale, AZ for the Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Leadership Exchange trip. The group of 42 included the Mayor and representatives from the Economic Development Corporation, Visit Frisco, FISD, Hillwood, HALL Group, UNT, Collin College, Community Impact, corporate leaders, lawyers, and more. We spent 3 days learning from the Scottsdale Mayor and their leadership about best practices in all sectors.
What struck me most during the discussions was how much arts and culture are ingrained into the fabric of Scottsdale, and how proud they are to be known for their arts community. Not only was art visible everywhere you went, every leader from the Mayor to the panel speakers mentioned that arts and culture are part of their DNA. We visited the Scottsdale Performing Arts Center, Museum of the West, Museum of Contemporary Art, heard from Scottsdale Arts CEO and other arts panelists, and learned that there were 40 galleries in Old Town Scottsdale.
There is so much to share from the Leadership Exchange trip, but I narrowed it down to my Top 5 Takeaways on a blog post here. I encourage you to take a quick read for the recap.
What we all came away with was the fact that Frisco must up its game with regards to arts and culture; it is the missing puzzle piece to finish building our city.
Let’s continue to increase awareness, appreciation, and visibility of the arts so that someday, Frisco will truly become a well-rounded city. Thank you for being an important voice of arts advocacy with us!
We’re thrilled to announce the new mural artist for 4th and Main St. in The Rail District is Joshua Boulet!
Joshua is a Frisco resident and professional artist who moved from Seattle about 5 months ago. View this video to see a sample of his work; he’s created an incredible concept for the mural in Frisco that has captured the essence of our city! Thanks to the Frisco Noon Rotary, Downtown Merchants Association, and the Downtown Advisory Board who are helping to make this project a reality. Joshua will be starting on the mural next week and will be working on it for the next 30 days.
“I’m excited that this mural is going to be part of Frisco for a long time. The Mural represents the past and present of the city, and I hope it will be a place where people can take selfies, hang out, and stare at the awesome art. I plan to use the results of this Mural to help me continue to travel the world with my “Sketch The World” series.” – Joshua Boulet
The Whistlestop Jamboree is a FREE, all-day, family-friendly music festival showcasing prominent local bands on one stage and featuring an experimental collaboration of musicians on another stage. There will be food trucks and a bar on site, as well as kid games.
The Jamboree Scramble stage will host ad-hoc bands that were created this summer by drawing names of prominent local musicians from a hat: The Dandy Shakers, Pocket Change, That Sound Flipper Makes, 21 String Posse, 380 Outlaws, Shotgun Whiskey, Thorns & Roses.
Meet local artist Leticia Herrera and Frisco Parks and Rec Director Shannon Kelleher at our next Ladies Who Launch on November 6th! Presented by Origin Bank.
Whether you’re an artist, business owner, entrepreneur, or “wantrepreneur”, you’re welcome to attend and connect with our Ladies Who Launch! This is not your typical networking event; it’s an opportunity for mentoring, connecting, and supporting other women in arts and business.
Each luncheon lasts just 90 minutes and features 2 special speakers in a panel discussion, moderated by Frisco Arts Executive Director Tammy Meinershagen. Guests will enjoy a gourmet lunch and light dessert by Crest Infiniti’s Executive Chef, as well beautiful decor by Joy in the Breakroom and Marquee Rentals.
Our decor sponsors are Lauren Sax and Melody of Hope. Photography sponsor is Nikki Sumrow Photography.
These luncheons sell out quickly, so don’t delay and get your tickets today!
Adrian Lyles is a 13-year-old
eighth-grader at Hunt Middle School who was recently featured in Frisco Enterprise! Adrian writes his own songs, and his newest song “Nobody Knows My Name” is now available on Amazon Music. Adrian is also a Frisco Arts Youth Council member, and his parents are proud Patron members of Frisco Arts.
Adrian will be celebrating the release of his freshman EP album on Saturday October 27th from 2-4pm at Unify Frisco, located at 10880 John W. Elliot Drive, Suite 600, Frisco 75033.