Art and Cultural News and Events
Opportunities to experience and participate in art and cultural programming are an exciting part of living in our area. Here you will find information on visual and performing art events both in and around Flower Mound. If you are an artist or arts organization and would like to include an event on the calendar, please feel free to contact us.
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November will officially be declared "arts month" for the Town of Flower Mound. The proclamation will be read at the city council meeting on Monday, November 4, so come and show your support for the arts! There will be opportunities to participate in various cultural arts activities throughout the month, so be sure and keep an eye out for the upcoming calendar of events.
Traffic Signal Box Art Project
The Town of Flower Mound is turning traffic signal boxes into works of art and artists of all ages are invited to compete for the chance to display their original design on one of the next three boxes. This will be an annual contest, with 3-4 new designs chosen each year to cover a total of 20 traffic signal boxes around Flower Mound. Below are the first three designs that were installed in September. Submissions will be accepted now through December 31, 2019. For more details on the contest and how to submit a design, please visit www.flower-mound.com/trafficbox.
FloMo Inktober Challenge
Every year, artists all over the world take part in a drawing challenge known as “Inktober”. It was created by an illustrator a few years ago to simply encourage himself, and other artists, to draw in sketch books or visual journals at least once a day. He created a list of 31 words – one for each day of October – to use as prompts for the daily drawings. Those drawings are then shared on social media with other artists who participate in the challenge.
In the spirit of Inktober, residents are invited to participate in FloMo Inktober. The concept is the same, but the list of words for the month are all based on the community and the Town of Flower Mound. Feel free to use the hashtag #FloMoInktober as you share your daily creations on social media and email some of your favorites to Krissi.firstname.lastname@example.org to share on the Town's Cultural Arts webpage. Additionally, in November, we will be opening the first visual journal library in the Flower Mound Library and some of the visual journals could be included in that collection. Below is the list, one word for each day of October.
Cross Timbers Artists' Guild 18th Annual Studio Tour
Residents are invited to tour the studios of local artists, observe their creative process first hand, and shop unique and original art. The purpose of the tour is to give the public an opportunity to get to know local artists and to create a sense of community among area artists, their neighbors, and the local businesses and residents that support the arts. There will be 21 stops on the tour this year that will showcase the work of 26 artists.
Maps for the event are accessible through the web site www.crosstimbersarts.com and at each location. Or, try the new ctagmobile app. Type ctagmobile.com in your phone, then click on the address of the artist and instantly navigate via Google Maps.
The opening reception will be at Art House on Friday, November 8 at 7:00 PM. The tour will be on Saturday, November 9 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday, November 10 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Both events are free and open to the public.