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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Art in the Park Festival
Our inaugural Art in the Park Festival is scheduled for Saturday, May 8, 2021!
It will be held at Heritage Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will feature live performances, local artwork, a special art treasure hunt, a recycled fashion show, hands-on activities, a community mural, and much more! Many of the activities and booths will focus on ways to utilize recycled and repurposed materials to create unique works of art. However, artists that work in all mediums are invited to apply to be a vendor.
To exhibit your artwork during the event, please fill out a vendor application form found at www.flower-mound.com/artfestival. Vendors can rent booth space beginning at $50. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 16. For additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gerault Park Mural
The mural is nearing completion! Stay tuned for our official grand reveal, hear interviews from the artists, and learn about how the concept for the artwork came to fruition.
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)
Fall Chalk the Walk Chalk Art Contest Winners
Thank you to everyone who came out and got creative with us at our first fall version of Chalk the Walk 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 – Rex Titensor
People’s Choice – Olivia Sienkiel
7-11 years old
Best of Show – Teya Squire
People’s Choice – Livia Titensor
12-17 years old
Best of Show (tie) - Anjali Batlanki & Ethan Pierce
People’s Choice – Saloni Mistry
18 and older
Best of Show – Elaine McMurray
People’s Choice – Brinley Ash
Most Inspiring – Vidhi Jadeja
Most Unique – Lyla Sallee
Best Fall Inspired – Brett Titensor
Best 3D – Delaney Doherty
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 email@example.com.
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.