Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Happy Holidays Gift Market 2015

Approximately 30 artisans and collectors will offer unique shopping opportunities on two floors of the Arlington Museum of Art in the Happy Holidays Gift Market brought to you by 817ArtsAlliance. You will be able to talk directly with the artists and collectors responsible for the fabulous finds that will be displayed for sale.

There will be gifts for guys and gals, young and old. Browse fused glass goodies, miniature paintings, recycled nutcrackers, ceramic creations, jewelry, Mardi gras masks and much more.

In addition to this special shopping opportunity, holiday entertainment including CATS and Dance Theatre Arlington will be on a third floor on Saturday followed by a painting demonstration on Sunday.

Support local artisans and collectors by shopping at the Happy Holidays Gift Market. Find unique, many one of a kind creations for those hard to shop for people on your list or a treasure for yourself. The artisans behind these finds will be on hand to discuss their wares with you.

Free parking is available in Downtown Arlington for this family friendly and wheelchair accessible event.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Symphony Arlington's November 2015 Concert

Kalin Ivanov, cello
Maciej Zoltowski, guest conductor

Thursday, November 19, 2015 | 7:30PM

224 N. Center Street
Arlington, TX 76011

SOWASH Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

MOZART Overture to Cosi fan tutte

HAYDN Symphony No. 86 in D Major

Doors open at 6:30

Section A Tickets are 50% OFF when you purchase through Living Social!

All other tickets can be purchased from Symphony Arlington's website or by calling 817-385-0484.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Arlington Community Band Autumn Concert

Sunday, November 8 at 7:00pm
Trinity United Methodist Church
1200 W Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76013

The Arlington Community Band will present:

Ride Samuel Hazo

Sun Dance Frank Ticheli

Irish Tune from County Derry Percy Grainger

Strange Humors John Mackey

Espana Cani March Pascual Marquina/ Longfield

Slava! A Concert Overture Leonard Bernstein/ Grundman


Monday, October 26, 2015

Rock Your Holiday Shopping at Funky Finds

Shop Local, Shop Handmade at the Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience

The Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience will be November 7th & 8th at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth. This free indoor event provides shoppers with the unique opportunity to keep their home decor, fashion, and gift giving purchases on point by providing stylish, original items created by over 100 independent artists, crafters, designers, & food makers.

As this event's following continues to grow each year, so does the competition among vendors of quality handmade crafts and artisans for the juried spaces at this show. One look and you'll be hooked! This season's market will welcome back familiar favorites along with a host of new handmade tastemakers sure to make you the standout star of this year's holiday gift exchange! Many vendors accept debit & credit cards, but it’s best to bring plenty of cash to make purchases.

WHEN:  10am-5pm, Saturday, November 7th and 11am-4pm, Sunday, November 8th

WHERE: Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3409 Burnett-Tandy Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76107
Small Exhibits Building (marked Poultry Barn)

ADMISSION: FREE! All ages and pets welcome! Parking fee payable by cash or credit card.


The event will also feature a charitable raffle with all proceeds benefiting The Humane Society of North Texas and Toys for Tots. Each vendor, sponsor & other generous business owners have donated high-quality raffle prizes to be given away throughout the event. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each and the first 75 attendees each day to purchase ten or more tickets will receive a Funky Finds shopping tote filled with tons of funky products, coupons & more!

The Humane Society will be facilitating on-site pet adoptions and the United States Marine Corps will be accepting donations. To date, Funky Finds has raised over $25,000.00 for local charities and over 100 animals have found a forever home at Funky Finds events! Santa Claus will also be in attendance! Children AND pets are welcome to snap a pic with Santa with a $5+ donation to the charities.

Funky Finds provides area residents with the opportunity to support a large number of local independent business owners & charitable organizations, as well as the chance to purchase unique items that are uniquely hand-crafted. This is a wonderful opportunity to support the local economy, local arts community, and purchase one-of-a-kind holiday gifts! The event is generously sponsored by Quackerbox Creations, Ltd., wildtoad toffee, Fort Worth Makerspace, Quirk Books, Plaid Enterprises, Brandy Austin Law Firm, PLLC, The Artful Village, and Right On! Graphics.

 For more information about this event, please contact Jessica Dougherty at 903-665-7954 or via e-mail at

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Expanded Cinema IV – Sunday, Oct. 25 at 8 pm

Expanded Cinema is a program of video art works wrapping the exterior of the Dallas Omni Hotel with audio simulcast by 91.7 KXT. This year’s edition, curated by Justine Ludwig, Director of Exhibitions/Senior Curator at Dallas Contemporary, will consist of works by artists from across the country addressing the inter-relationship of memory and place. Artists include Andrea Sisson, Andrew Scott, Jeff Gibbons, Gregory Ruppe, Jordan Tate, Wyatt Niehaus, Chris Collins, Joey Versoza, Michael Morris, Rick Silva, Darryl Laster, Pierre Krause, and Kris Pierce.

Each piece has been specifically designed for display on the large exterior LEDs on the Omni Hotel. Expanded Cinema, first presented in 2012, was named the number one art event in Dallas by several local news publications and attracted media attention worldwide. This year, Expanded Cinema will close VideoFest in the week after the festival on Sunday, Oct 25 at 8 pm. This unique public art project has already added cultural prestige to the City of Dallas.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Arlington Symphoy to Begin its 2015-2016 Season

Join Symphony Arlington on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:30pm at the Arlington Music Hall as they kick off their 2015-2016 Season, Symphonic Treasures! Symphony Arlington will be performing Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 in D Minor and Auber’s Overture to The Crown Diamonds. This performance will feature the return of world renowned pianist, Jan Jiracek performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor.

Ticket information is available on their website and the box office opens at 6:30pm. There will be a little something extra for attendees at this concert. Photographic art from EclecticDesignChoices and jewelry from Trish and Juan's Jewelry will be on display and available for purchase before the concert and during intermission.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Dallas VideoFest Begins October 12, 2015

Dallas VideoFest once again has a great line up of films. This year, they are screening over 100 videos from national and international directors, including narrative and documentary features, shorts, animation, and experimental videos.

There's a reason why D Magazine has named them the best film festival in Dallas!

For more information and schedules, visit their Website.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Arlington Community Band Fall Concert

Sunday, October 4 - 7:00 pm
First Baptist Church Sanctuary
301 S. Center, Arlington 76010



Guadalcanal March Richard Rodgers
from “Victory at Sea”

Simple Gifts Frank Ticheli
I. In Yonder Valley
II. Dance
III. Here Take This Lovely Flower
IV. Simple Gifts

Themes from “Green Bushes” Percy Aldridge Grainger
Passacaglia on an English Folksong arr. Larry D. Daehn

Cloudburst Eric Whitacre

Scenes from “The Louvre” Norman Dello Joio
based on Ancient Airs
I. The Portals
II. Children’s Gallery
III. The Kings of France
IV. The Nativity Paintings
V. Finale

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Timeless Concerts Presents an Evening in Ireland

Discover a beautiful blend of French impressionism, English pastoral melody, and Irish folk tunes in the music of Ernest Moeran (1894-1950), often called the “Vaughan Williams of Ireland”! Timeless Concerts will also play the seldom heard Moeran piano trio in D Major. Some jigs and reels will be included, of course! The concert wouldn’t be complete without famous songs of Ireland, to be sung by opera singer, Jeffrey Snider.

An Evening in Ireland will be held at BRIT at 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 7. Musicians for this concert are pianist Heejung Kang, violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth and cellist Karen Maddox Smith. Post-concert pianist/vocalist will be Steve Stroud. There will be complimentary fruit/cheese/desserts and a cash bar.

Tickets: $35 combo concert/raffle (raffle tickets are $10 each at the concert), $29 general, $25 senior 60+, $15 college, under 18 free.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Arlington, The Dream City Gets DREAM

Imagine standing at the base of a giant capital letter “D,” made of metal and reaching 12 feet into the sky. Within the letter, there are perfect rows of cut outs, each in the shape of a flying bird. Four more letters, similarly forged form the word: DREAM.

Within the next couple of days, visitors will begin to see DREAM emerging right in the middle of downtown Arlington. Visitors will also be able to experience the debut of its impressive lighting elements at a dedication event with the artists, planned for September 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Before Dream came to Downtown Arlington, it enjoyed an inaugural run at the annual Burning Man festival, held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada in early September. Of Dream, Rolling Stone magazine observed, “If Instagram is any guide, Dream — the latest in a series of 12-foot steel sculptures by Laura Kimpton and Jeff Schomberg — was the most popular venue for selfies and snapshots at Burning Man 2015.” Artist Jeff Schomberg said, “We’re excited to have our piece in Arlington, Texas ... particularly one with such a strong connection to the City’s identity.” “While the cache of showing at Burning Man enhances the story of the piece,” said Bob Pruitt, photographer, entrepreneur, and the mastermind behind the project, “the selection of the word ‘dream’ for the sculpture happened organically, right here in Arlington. It was inspired by the City of Arlington brand Arlington, The American Dream City.”

While a permanent location for the sculpture has not been finalized, First Baptist Church-Arlington has agreed in the interim to host the sculpture on its downtown property, which is adjacent to the Levitt Pavilion Founders Plaza at 100 West Abram Street. The dedication event for Dream on September 25 will be held at the site. No RSVPs required. The dedication is being held in conjunction with the South St. Art Festival and folk rock musician Luke Wade’s appearance at the Levitt Pavilion. Admission is free for all events.

For more information about Dream or to donate to the project, visit the DREAM website or follow DREAM Park on Facebook.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

FWADA Fall Gallery Night 2015

Lots of great art to be viewed across Tarrant County. Click the image to find out where in the brochure.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

John Dosher Performs at Live Oak Music Hall

For more information about John Dosher and his music or to purchase tickets click on the image at the left.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Arlington Community Band Patriotic Concert

The Arlington Community Band and the Trinity United Methodist Church Chancel Choir will present a free patriotic music concert that is open to the public.

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 7:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church
1200 W. Green Oaks, Arlington, TX

The Arlington Community Band is directed by Rick Baker. Dub Shepherd, Minister of Worship and Fine Arts will be leading the Trinity United Methodist Church Chancel Choir.


Arlington Community Band

A Patriotic Overture - Ira Hearshen
Yankee Doodle - Morton Gould
William Tell Overture - G. Rossini/ Longfield
On A Hymnsong of Philip Bliss - David Holsinger
Esprit De Corps - Robert Jager

Combined ACB and Trinity United Methodist Chancel Choir

Armed Forces Salute - Bob Lowden
Our America - rr. John Higgins
Battle Hymn of the Republic - Peter Wilhousky
God Bless America - Irving Berlin/ Ringwald
From Sea to Shining Sea - Ward/Bates, arr. Whitney
Stars and Stripes Forever - John Philip Sousa

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Call for Artists - Public Art Contest

Attention all artists: There is still time to enter the Star of Texas Public Art Project.

The Arlington Museum of Art (AMA), along with the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation (ATF) and Women Inspiring Philanthropy (WIP) are currently working on the public art project, The Star of Texas.

The exhibit will include 20 fabricated fiberglass stars positioned throughout Arlington's Cultural Arts District, Downtown and
Entertainment District. The sculptures will be individual pieces of art, celebrating the city's new brand, Arlington: The American Dream City. Artists will be invited to submit their interpretation of how they will paint the sculptures to reflect the American Dream in Arlington. A selection committee made up of community members will pick the final twenty artists to participate in the exhibit.

This is an exciting way to have your artwork put on display for the public to see, and to be a part of project to further the arts and culture in the City of Arlington and the Great State of Texas. The final deadline is June 30, 2015. Complete details including how to enter can be found here.

Johnny D & the Doowopps to Play at Tierra Verde

Mark your calendars for a night of great music, June 26, 2015. Johnny D and the Doowopps will be at Tierra Verde Golf Club in Southwest Arlington for a "Party On the Patio" concert.

The summer concert series features live music by local Dallas / Fort Worth bands. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs for your added comfort.

Live music from 7 - 10 PM.
Doors open at 6 PM.

Children (17 & Under) - FREE • $7 Cover for Adults

Ventana Grille burger bar and cash bar available for purchase.
For more information about Party on the Patio call Tierra Verde Golf Club at 817.478.8500.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Cool Off in Scandinavia by Timeless Concerts

June 20, 8:00 pm
South Street Patio
400 E. South Street, Arlington
INSTRUMENTALISTS: Violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith, pianist Heejung Kang.

Listen to the beauty and joy in the music of young Ola Gjeilo, from Norway, who attended the Juilliard School in New York City, and decided to remain in New York. Only in his 30s, he has become an award winning composer, sought after for his beautiful creations for choir and orchestra as well as jazz compositions for small instrumental groups. Also, enjoy music by Romantic Era composers from Norway; Grieg and Sinding. The instrumentalists of Timeless Concerts will accompany tenor Don O’Neal LeBlanc on his choice of solos.

The hour-long concert is followed by a party when pianist/vocalist Steve Stroud will take your requests for dancing, or just listening. Table seating for 2 or up to 8. Doors open 7:30, concert at 8:00. Complimentary fruit/cheese/desserts buffet provided by J. Gilligan’s. Cash bar available with mixed drinks plus wine and soft drinks. Casual dress.

TICKETS: $29 general, $25 seniors 60+, $15 college students. Youth ages 11-17 may attend free with one paying adult. Make your reservations on the Timeless Concerts' website or call 817-303-4189.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Post Impressionists at AMA

The artists of Montmartre in Paris influenced art at the turn of the 20th Century. This exhibit examines their lives, their work and how it changed the course of the art world. Toulouse-Lautrec and the Post Impressionists opened to the public May 16 at the Arlington Museum of Art and runs through August 16, 2015.

Some of art’s most influential artists are included – over 180 works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Édouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, Alphonse Mucha, Paul Sérusier, Édouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard. Although, built upon a foundation in Impressionism, the Post-Impressionist movement rejected the traditional limitations. Depicting real-life subject matter, Post-Impressionism emphasized geometric forms that distorted familiar forms and used vivid colors and thick applications of paint for expressive effect.

“This exhibit will only visit 8 cities in North America and only 1 city in Texas – Arlington. This is a rare opportunity to see the artistic transition of Impressionism to Post-Impressionism in an exhibit that is on loan from major collections across Europe” said Chris Hightower, Executive Director of AMA.

The Arlington Museum of Art will be providing a series of lectures with speakers from the University of Texas at Arlington’s Department of Art and Art History in addition to other events related to the exhibit. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday, 1pm to 5pm. It is closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is $8.00 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and free for members and children under the age of 12 and may be purchased when you visit the museum or on AMA's website. More information on the exhibit and the museum can be found by calling 817.275.4600 or by visiting their website.

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Post Impressionists is curated by Phillip Dennis Cate, Director Emeritus of the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum of Rutgers University of New Jersey. The exhibition is made possible through the generosity of the Arlington Tomorrow Foundation.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Art Uncorked! Wine and Painting at AMA

The Arlington Museum of Art is opening up its Education Center for an after hours painting party. Whether you come solo or bring a few friends, join in an evening of creative, relaxing fun. AMA will supply all of the necessary materials, along with a glass or two of wine to get the creativity flowing!

WHEN: Saturday, May 30, 2015

TIME: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

WHERE: AMA's Education Center

BRING: Yourself, friends, neighbors, and your INNER ARTIST.

COST: $35 per person

Space is limited, so purchase your tickets early to ensure you get a spot in the class.


Saturday, February 21, 2015

John E Dosher Band in Concert at Farr Best Theater

Saturday, March 7, at 8:00 pm, The John E Dosher Band will present a newly created show at The Farr Best Theater in Mansfield, TX. The evening will feature music from his new album titled, “What’ll They Say?”, fan-favorite original tunes and some of the greatest cover songs around.

All tickets are for reserved seats and may be purchased online through the Farr Best Theater website. The theater allows BYOB in a small cooler that fits under their seats. Snacks and non-alcoholic concessions are sold at intermission.

Walking into the Farr Best Theater is like stepping back in time. You will be awed when you enter one of Mansfield’s most loved historic buildings. It’s an intimate, 153-seat venue that is a treat to the senses. The Farr Best Theater was built in 1917, renovated in 2014, and is just a short walk from great barbecue, steak, sandwich, pizza and Tex-Mex fare as well as coffee & fresh baked goods. Downtown has multiple free parking lots and on-street parking.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

CANCELLED Arlington Community Band & Seguin High School Wind Symphony Concert

Due to inclement weather this concert has unfortunately been cancelled. Please stay tuned for their next concert.

The Arlington Community Band, in concert with the Seguin Wind Symphony will perform on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Seguin High School. Rick Baker is the director of the Arlington Community Band (ACB), while the Seguin Wind Symphony is led by Mike Davis.

This concert begins at 7:00 pm and it is free and open to the public. ACB will play works by Jack Stamp, Piere LaPlante, Malcolm Arnold, Douglas Akey and Steven Reineke. Seguin HS has programmed works by Samuel A Ward/Carmen Dragon, Pierre Leemans, Camille Saint-Saens and Samuel Hazo

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mansfield Wind Symphony Concert

The Mansfield Wind Symphony will perform “A Wintry Mix” on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm. The concert will be held at St. John Lutheran Church in Mansfield.

The wind symphony will perform works by Richard Rodgers, Lee Harbaugh, Gustav Holst, Henry Fillmore, James Barnes, and Jaime Texidor.

This concert is FREE and open to the public.

MWS is an all-volunteer concert band. Players may be band directors, private instrumental teachers, retired, lawyers, engineers and more. Their conductor is William Owens.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

2nd Annual Dance Texas

Dance Texas is produced by Dance Theatre Arlington and is held at the University of Texas at Arlington. Dancers can participate in Master Classes and along with the general public they can attend the Showcase that is part of Dance Texas.

The 2nd Annual Dance Texas is February 14-15, 2015 with the Showcase performance on Saturday February 14 in Texas Hall at UTA. Dance companies attending the Master Classes are invited to present pieces on the Showcase. There will be a special performance by the Bruce Wood Dance Project as part of the Showcase.

Faculty includes:
Chris Jarosz – Contemporary; Geo Hubela – Hip Hop;
Thom Clower
– Ballet; Chelsea Traille – Jazz;
Kimi Nikaido
– Contemporary; Jenny Durbin Smith - Pro Sports Dance; Gelsey Weiss Mahanes - Tap & Musical Theatre

2 day pass (8 classes) - $150 (includes 1 ticket to the Showcase)

For more information, please visit the website for this event.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Timeless Concerts Special Valentine's Day Concert

February 14, 2015, 8:00 pm
Arlington Museum of Art
201 West Main Street, Arlinton, TX

The most romantic music of operas and musicals will be performed by Timeless Concerts' extraordinary tenor, Don O’Neal LeBlanc, and supreme soprano, Lucy Creech, accompanied by strings and piano. The Valentines Special of Timeless Concerts is the perfect evening out for enjoying a concert of gorgeous instrumental and vocal music, interesting stories about the composers and songs, then dancing to the trio of vocalist/pianist Erik Barnes with bass and drums. Requests accepted! BYOB accepted!

MUSICIANS: Violinist LeeAnne Chenoweth, cellist Karen Maddox Smith, pianist Heejung Kang.

TICKETS: $55 general; $45 seniors (60+); $25 college student. Make your reservations online or call 817-303-4189. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Dress: you decide how casual or dressy! Reserve seats at least one week prior.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Arlington Museum of Art Presents - Bruce Wood: A Retrospective

This exhibit, curated by Arlington Museum of Art's Executive Director Chris Hightower, celebrates the career of Fort Worth's own Bruce Wood (1961-2014); founder, director, and choreographer of the Bruce Wood Dance Company (BWDC) and the Bruce Wood Dance Project (BWDP). "Bruce created over 80 compositions that reshaped the world of modern dance," said Hightower. "Through his work he sought to bring innovative and unconventional productions that inspired and challenged his audiences. This exhibit will explore Wood's contributions to the world of dance, the cultural arts, and the communities he grew up in."

When you visit AMA, you will see pieces from performances of the BWDC and the BWDP including posters, playbills, programs, costumes, props, video pieces from rehearsals and performances, photographs and other ephemera.

The exhibit will run January 10 through February 15, 2015 with a preview and opening reception for honored guests, sponsors, and members on January 9, 2015 7-9 p.m. (Sign up or renew your membership that night and join in the exclusive live presentations of some of Bruce's compositions during the reception.)