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.
To stay up to date on the latest cultural arts news and events, subscribe to our page at www.flower-mound.com/notifyme and receive updates via text or email.
Chalk the Walk Chalk Art Contest
Ready to turn sidewalks into an outdoor museum of chalk art creations? 🎨 Register today for the Town’s annual Chalk the Walk chalk art contest from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 6 at Heritage Park, 600 Spinks Rd. All ages and levels of artists are able to participate and the first 75 to register will receive their own set of chalk.
In order to maintain current social distancing practices, artists will create their original work of art on every other square on the sidewalk. Additionally, there will not be a community box of chalk for participants to use. Instead, the Town will provide prefilled bags of random colors. If you are not one of the first 75 to register, you are encouraged to bring your own chalk.
An award presentation will begin at 12:30 p.m. with prizes based on different age groups: 6 and under, 7-11 years old, 12-17 years old, and 18 and up. We will also have SoCal Tacos and Kona Ice food trucks on site!
Register online at https://apm.activecommunities.com/flowermoundparksandrec/ and keyword search “Chalk.” For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.email@example.com.
Art in the Park Festival - Canceled
Due to the uncertainty of how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect festivals and the estimated financial impact it will have on the Town of Flower Mound, Town officials have decided to cancel the 2020 Art in the Park Festival. Our goal is to hold the Town’s inaugural celebration of the arts in May 2021, so stay tuned for details as we get closer to next year!
We will continue to work to create opportunities for our local artists to display their work. Keep an eye out for future events on this page, as well as our cultural arts calendar.
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.
Traffic Signal Box Art Project
The winners of this year’s traffic signal box art project have been chosen! Thank you to everyone that submitted - we had some amazing designs and it was a tough decision. Below are the next three designs that will be installed in the coming months. For more details on the contest, please visit www.flower-mound.com/trafficbox. 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. Stay tuned for deadlines for next year’s contest!
Design Created By: Primrose School of NE Flower Mound Explorers Class
Design Created By: Yvonne Gambino
Design Created By: Anita Robbins