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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Gerault Park Mural
Phase 2 of the mural at Gerault Park will begin in October. A committee is currently reviewing the nominations for baseball and softball players that were sent in by the community. The committee will choose 20 players from the nominations to be represented in the mural as child versions of themselves created in a caricature style. We are excited to celebrate some of our local ball players in this beautiful artwork and create a space within the playground for kids to learn about people from their own community!
Cultural Arts Center Feasibility Study Update
In accordance with the recommendation within the Town’s adopted Cultural Arts Master Plan, to “explore development of a cultural arts center or venue that will serve as a central hub for arts, cultural and creative programming”, the Town enlisted the services of Webb Management Services to conduct a multi-faceted study to assess the potential usage, configuration scenarios, and associated costs of such venue.
Webb Management Services recently completed Phase I of their efforts, which determined need and demand for such a facility. Webb’s recommendations are outlined in the PowerPoint below. Additionally, this topic was discussed at the June 19, 2020 Town Council Strategic Planning Session, where Council indicated their interest to pursue a second phase of the study, a business plan, which will dive further into the details of a potential center.
PowerPoint Presentation (PowerPoint slides outlining the research done by Webb Management and final recommendations)
Summer Chalk the Walk Chalk Art Contest Winners
Thank you to everyone who came out and got creative with us at the second annual Chalk the Walk art contest at Heritage Park! 🎨 With such a great turnout, the competition was tough so a big congratulations to the following winners! Don’t forget to check out their masterpieces below.
𝟲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿
▪Best of Show – Teya Squire
▪️People’s Choice – Everly Linton
𝟳-𝟭𝟭 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗹𝗱
▪️Best of Show – Leon and Leah Chesneau
▪️People’s Choice – Olivia Riggin
𝟭𝟮-𝟭𝟳 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗹𝗱
▪️Best of Show – Riya Jadeja
▪️People’s Choice – Ashlyn Johnson
𝟭𝟴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗿
▪️Best of Show – Brinley Ash
▪️People’s Choice – Claire Beauchamp
Most Inspiring – Vidhi Jadeja
Most Unique – Ashley Jameson
Best Use of Color – Racheal Linton
Best 3D – Natasha Cardozo
Big thank you to Chick-fil-A at 2499 & 3040 for donating prizes for each of our winners!
Visual Journal Challenge
You have been challenged to tap into your creativity and turn your experiences today into a visual journal! Just as artists have done for decades, let’s document this moment in history using art as our form of communication. You are challenged to take any blank sketch book, journal, or old book and fill it with drawings, paintings, scribbles, photographs, writing, collage, etc. based on how you are making your way through these unfamiliar times. Staff from Flower Mound Cultural Arts will be uploading videos onto this YouTube channel that will give more detail about the project as well as techniques that you can use when creating your visual journal. When the journals are completed, bring them to the Flower Mound Public Library where they will become part of the visual journal library. Visitors will be able to check them out just as they would a library book and experience, through the visual, another’s perspective on a shared moment in time.
If you have any questions, please email Krissi.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art Treasure Hunt
Flower Mound Parks and Recreation and Keep Flower Mound Beautiful have teamed up to bring you an art treasure hunt! The Flower Moundster, Keep Flower Mound Beautiful’s environmentally conscious monster, has hidden some treasure boxes in some of the Town parks. He has placed some recycled and reusable items in the boxes, and whomever is lucky enough to find one of them, is challenged to create a unique piece of art from the items inside. For treasure box location, clues, complete rules, and photos of art from some of the treasure hunters please visit www.flower-mound.com/treasurehunt.