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KIDS: Grab a friend, and get a deal to have the best summer ever with Arts Council Northeast.  

BUY ONE REGISTRATION, GET ONE HALF OFF - Now through May 31. Claim your spot today!

Spots are still available for the following sessions: 

AGES 6 - 12: June 24-27 at Florence Elementary - KISD: 3095 Johnson Rd., Southlake

Oil Painting - using Still life and other techniques
Explore Art - Using recycled objects, pastels, paper and more

AGES 6 - 12: July 8-12 at Arts Council Building - Boys Ranch 2819 R. D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford

Explore Art Nouveau and zen-tangle style drawing - create intricate linear designs.
Mixed Media - Create individualized art pieces through a wide range of mediums.

AGES 6 - 12: July 15-19 at First United Methodist Church Grapevine 422 Church St., Grapevine

Discover Great Artists - Hands-on art in the styles of the great masters including Picasso and others.
Mask Making - Design a mask using cultural examples for inspiration

Session also explores set design and musical theater with a performance on the last day for friends and family.

 

TEENS ages 13-16: July 15-19 at First United Methodist Church - 422 Church St., Grapevine

This TEENS ONLY session offers the unique, fun experience and excitement of producing a musical theater show. Students will explore acting through short scenes, monologues, and improv. Students will design and create sets while learning songwriting and playwriting!  It concludes with a performance on the last day for friends and family. 

 

All sessions are 9:00 am - 3:30 pm and students should bring a sack lunch and drink daily.  Buy one registration, get one half off available through May 31.  Click here to sign up and learn more.

 

If you would like to help support Summer Arts College through a donation, art supplies, or your time, please contact us at info@artscouncilnortheast.org or 817.283.3406.

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What gets you into the holiday spirit?  We' re hoping you will add our FREE MasterWorks holiday events to your calendar this December.  We are partnering with the city of Watauga and the city of Hurst to bring three fabulous holiday performances for families to enjoy, free of charge.  'Tis the season for MasterWorks free concert series by Arts Council Northeast.  

 

North Central Ballet presents "The Nutcracker"
Watauga Public Library
7109 Whitley Road - WataugaTexas 76148
(Thursday) 12/14/2017 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM  Facebook event listing 

Based on a novel by 19th-century romantic fabulist E.T.A. Hoffman, The Nutcracker weaves a magical tale of holiday adventure around one of the most recognizable scores in the ballet repertoire.  Tchaikovsky’s dazzling inventiveness propels the dances of nimble flowers and regal fairy queens.

North Central Ballet Company also provides a training ground for serious dancers who wish to develop a stage presence while advancing their education. Dancers in the area who are proficient in classical ballet and pointe work are eligible to audition for the company. In all things, the company shall strive to instill the desire for excellence in art, cooperation among young people and a sense of pride in their community.  For more information on North Central Ballet visit northcentralballet.com

 

Concert Bells of Fort Worth - Two Performances
Hurst Library
901 Precinct Line Road - HurstTexas 76053
(Saturday) 12/16/2017 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Facebook event listing

(Thursday)12/21/2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM  Facebook event listing

We know that "Christmas Time is Here!" because it is time for us to start ringing in the happiness and cheer of the season with classic carols.  What gets YOU into the holiday spirit? Maybe you hang holly with friends or family. Maybe you sneak away and feed your spirit in solitude. Some of us only need to light that first candle, while others don’t feel it until they hear the soundtrack from a favorite holiday movie. Whether your inner holiday radio is tuned to sacred music or Mariah Carey, Concert Bells of Fort Worth can help you feel that spirit!

Concert Bells of Fort Worth is an auditioned community handbell ensemble of advanced ringers from North Texas dedicated to musical excellence through artistic handbell performance.  More info at http://www.concertbells.com 

 

Through the MasterWorks Series, Arts Council Northeast and the Cities of Hurst and Watauga present free performances on selected evenings throughout the year. The MasterWorks Series is designed to offer a variety of quality family entertainment to the community by utilizing the talent of local, regional, and national artists.  To view the full MasterWorks calendar for Arts Council Northeast, visit our website or our Facebook events listings

 
 
To contact Arts Council Northeast regarding these events or any of our other programs, please reach us by any of the methods below. 
 
 
Call (817) 283-3406
 
 
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Join us as we kick off the holidays once again with fabulous food, shopping, and fun!  We are extending the deadline for local area restaurants and vendors to be part of the excitement!  Submit application of commitment by October 20 to be a part of this fabulous event. 

Thursday, November 9, 2017, Arts Council Northeast presents Taste of Northeast.  Join us as we celebrate the art of food to support the arts at this annual charity event, with proceeds benefiting Arts Council Northeast and its community arts programs. Taste of Northeast will be held at the Hurst Conference Center, 1601 Campus Drive in Hurst, from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Parking is free.

Visit TasteOfNortheast.com to submit your online application today.

View restaurant information and application here.

View gift vendor information and application here

You are invited to offer over 2,000 guests some of your fantastic food to taste and a unique shopping opportunity during the 18th annual Taste of Northeast as they shop the gift market, listen to music, view art, and bid on auction items.  In return, your business will be promoted with media advertising, on social media, along with posters and flyers circulated all over North Tarrant County!  

For area restaurants we will provide:

  • Lots of hungry guests, eager to sample your food
  • Selection of booth location at the event – (first ones to return forms and make commitment)
  • 10’ x 10’ or 8’ x 12’ booth with skirted serving table and a side/back table
  • Restaurant signage
  • Trash cans and pick up
  • Six (6) vendor passes to the event

Note: There is a $40 charge for electricity – only 110V available

 

For area vendors: For $100, you will receive:

  • Selection of booth location at the event – (first ones to return forms and make commitment)
  • 10’ x 10’ or 8’ x 12’ booth with skirted table
  • Two vendor passes to the event

Note:  We are limiting multiple genres to enhance the shopping experience for our guests! There is a $40 charge for electricity – only 110V available

 

Submit application of commitment by October 20.  We love our communities and want to give more people opportunities to shop and eat local favorites! 

Attendees will bring their appetite and holiday shopping list!  In addition to food from area restaurants and gift vendors, there will be live entertainment from BluPrint band, a raffle for a $500 Visa card to help with your holiday shopping, wine pull, and a silent auction.The delicious “tastes” will be provided by 25+ area restaurants, including returning favorites as well as new participants. Guest will sample a wide variety of food from many types of cuisine, along with several types of drink to try.

Taste of Northeast offers a great opportunity to shop for the holidays. Our many vendors will be offering specialty gift items that are sure to delight. This event will offer beautiful and unique jewelry, art, and clothing, along with gift certificates for pampering your favorite people.  

Tickets may be purchased online at tasteofnortheast.com - Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. * Currently, Arts Council Northeast members and Press Pass holders get a $5 discount off advance tickets.

For more information, a complete list of participating restaurants and vendors, please visit tasteofnortheast.com or call 817-283-3406.  Visit our Facebook event page where you can share our event with your social networks, invite your followers, and help spread the word that you will be a part of this fun event to kick off the holidays! 

To learn about Arts Council Northeast, its mission, and programs that promote the arts, go to artscouncilnortheast.org

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It's time to kick off your summer fun at the annual Southlake Summer Kick Off. 

Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to welcome Big Bang Boom for a free concert on Saturday, June 3 at the Rustin Pavilion at Southlake Town Square (1400 Main Street, Southlake, TX 76092) This free concert is part of Southlake's big annual Summer Kick Off event and Arts Council Northeast's MasterWorks program.

Enjoy live music from Big Bang Boom.  Established in 2007 out of Greensboro, North Carolina, this rockin' 3-piece power pop band consists of talented artists and long-time musicians Chuck Folds, Steve Willard, and Eddie Walker. But this group doesn’t play just any ole average music…. GET THIS! These dynamic dads play parent-friendly children’s music!!!! That’s right! After 20 years of touring, Chuck, Steve and Eddie decided to expand their horizons and play for parents (like themselves) who want MORE from children’s music. They write songs with a pop sensibility by cleverly mixing alternative, hip-hop, pop, country, and other genres to create music that parents AND children can relate to and enjoy!! Think of it as a “kid-appropriate frat party.” WHAT ENERGY!

Enjoy the live music, a 28' tipi and the Tipi Storytellers, games, crafts, Rita's Italian Ice, S'mores and so much more.  Over 1,500 people enjoy this event each year as they register for summer programs and discover what makes Southlake the hottest place in Texas.

Kids can sign up for Camp Big Read, Southlake's 2017 summer reading program.

There’s no summer like a Southlake summer and that’s certainly the story with the reading program. Camp Big Read is a one-of-a-kind experience filled with events, special activities, and lots and lots of prizes. 

Participating families will: 
• Go on a Virtual Great White Shark Expedition 
• Explore the Universe 
• Master Technology with the Perot Museum 
• See Live Performances 
• Have Hands-on Fun with Animals and so much more. 
 
They will also discover over 45,000 titles in the Southlake Library while they earn virtual badges and real prizes for logging their reading minutes with the Library. Camp Big Read is a free, 10- week summer reading program which encourages families to make the Library part of their summer fun. It is open to all ages. Registration for Camp Big Read begins at the Summer KickOff event and continues through the summer in the Library and online. More information is available at SouthlakeLibrary.com.

Through the MasterWorks Series, Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake present free performances on selected evenings throughout the year. The MasterWorks Series is designed to offer a variety of free quality family entertainment to the community by utilizing the talent of local, regional, and national artists. Check out our full MasterWorks schedule here.

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Arts Council Northeast invites you to experience the Kentucky Derby and support the arts in your community at our annual fundraising event - the TRIPLE CROWN AFFAIR at LONE STAR PARK on Saturday, May 6, 2017

Less than TWO WEEKS to get your Derby hats ready!

Experience the fun of the Kentucky Derby at Lone Star Park while helping to support the arts in our communities.  We’ll be in Grand Prairie, Texas, from 2-6pm to watch “The Run for the Roses”.  Guests will enjoy a fabulous buffet, and complimentary beer and wine. Live and silent auctions, along with a Derby hat contest, will add to the fun. The event will be in the private Alysheba Ballroom, where attendees will watch the live horse races at Lone Star Park from the large terrace and cheer on their favorites as they cross the finish line!  The Kentucky Derby will be simulcast live on the televisions in the ballroom. 

Not only is the Triple Crown Affair a fun social event, and it will be a great opportunity to promote your business while supporting a good cause.  You can help us in our mission by becoming a sponsor for this event or donate an item or service for our silent and live auctions.  

Individual tickets are $150 each, tables of ten and sponsorship opportunities are available online

With a vision of access to the arts for all, our mission is to provide artistic, cultural and educational opportunities to improve the quality of life in our communities. Proceeds will support our ongoing arts programs, such as our new Art on Wheels - a program for senior citizens centers to have art lessons, including an artist kit and lessons twice a month with an art teacher. We expect to expand this to include a Mommy in Waiting program at a local hospital. 

Ask about sponsorship and auction donation opportunities for Triple Crown:

Contact – Lee Koch at 817.283.3406

For more information see www.artscouncilnortheast.org/Triple_Crown_Affair.aspx

 

Triple Crown Affair presented by Arts Council Northeast
Saturday, May 6, 2 PM - 6 PM

Lone Star Park
1000 Lone Star Pkwy, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050

Tickets Available online as well as sponsorship opportunities. 

 

Be sure to share our event and invite your friends through our Facebook event listing.

Bobbie McFarland
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Arts Council Northeast invites you to support the arts in your community at our annual fundraising event - the TRIPLE CROWN AFFAIR at LONE STAR PARK on Saturday, May 6, 2017

Get your Derby hats ready!

We’ll be in Grand Prairie, Texas, from 2-6pm to watch “The Run for the Roses” – the Kentucky Derby. Guests will enjoy a fabulous buffet, and complimentary beer and wine. Live and silent auctions, along with a Derby hat contest, will add to the fun. The event will be in the private Alysheba Ballroom, where attendees will watch the live horse races at Lone Star Park from the large terrace and cheer on their favorites as they cross the finish line!  The Kentucky Derby will be simulcast live on the televisions in the ballroom. 

Not only is the Triple Crown Affair a fun social event, and it will be a great opportunity to promote your business while supporting a good cause.  You can help us in our mission by becoming a sponsor for this event or donate an item or service for our silent and live auctions.  

Individual tickets, tables, and sponsorship opportunities are available online

With a vision of access to the arts for all, our mission is to provide artistic, cultural and educational opportunities to improve the quality of life in our communities. Proceeds will support our ongoing arts programs, such as our new Art on Wheels - a program for senior citizens centers to have art lessons, including an artist kit and lessons twice a month with an art teacher. We expect to expand this to include a Mommy in Waiting program at a local hospital. 

Ask about sponsorship and auction donation opportunities for Triple Crown:

Contact – Lee Koch at 817.283.3406

For more information see www.artscouncilnortheast.org/Triple_Crown_Affair.aspx

 

Triple Crown Affair presented by Arts Council Northeast
Saturday, May 6 at 2 PM - 6 PM

Lone Star Park
1000 Lone Star Pkwy, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050

Tickets Available online as well as sponsorship opportunities. 

 

Be sure to share our event and invite your friends through our Facebook event listing.

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Visual and Performing Art Teachers Needed!

ATTENTION TEACHERS: Looking to make some extra money this summer?   Arts Council Northeast is hiring summer teachers for children ages 6-12 (elementary arts camp) and ages 13-16 (teen arts camp).  We are looking for teachers in the visual and performing arts (Music, Drama, and Visual Arts) for our Summer Arts College.

The sessions will be located in the North Tarrant County area and will be held in June and July, Monday-Friday. Pay will be based on experience and degree.

If you are interested in teaching or would like more information, please contact Bobbie McFarland at 817.283.3406. All teachers are subject to a criminal background check. Resume required unless previous teaching history with Arts Council Northeast.

Know some creative kids that are interested in attending Summer Arts Camps?  We are currently offering DISCOUNTED registration fees through April 30th.  Scholarships are available to students who are financially unable to attend.  More info on our Summer Arts College here.  

 

ArtsCouncilNortheast.org   |   info@artscouncilnortheast.org   |   817.283.34   |   facebook.com/artscouncilnortheast

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Arts Council Northeast invites you to support our annual fundraising event - the TRIPLE CROWN AFFAIR at LONE STAR PARK on Saturday, May 6, 2017

We’ll be in Grand Prairie, Texas, from 2-6pm to watch “The Run for the Roses” – the Kentucky Derby, and it will be a great opportunity to promote your business while supporting a good cause. Guests will enjoy a fabulous buffet, and complimentary beer and wine. Live and silent auctions, along with a Derby hat contest, will add to the fun. The event will be in the private Alysheba Ballroom, where attendees will watch the live races from the large terrace and cheer on their favorites as they cross the finish line! The Kentucky Derby will be simulcast live on the televisions in the ballroom. 

You can help us in our mission by becoming a sponsor for this event. With a vision of access to the arts for all, our mission is to provide artistic, cultural and educational opportunities to improve the quality of life in our communities. Proceeds will support our ongoing arts programs, such as our new Art on Wheels program for senior citizens centers to have art lessons including an artist kit, lessons twice a month with an art teacher. We expect to expand this to include a Mommy in Waiting program at a local hospital. 

 

Ask about sponsorship and auction donation opportunities for Triple Crown:
Contact – Lee Koch at 817.283.3406

For more information see www.artscouncilnortheast.org/Triple_Crown_Affair.aspx

 

Triple Crown Affair presented by Arts Council Northeast
Saturday, May 6 at 2 PM - 6 PM

Lone Star Park
1000 Lone Star Pkwy, Grand Prairie, Texas 75050

Tickets Available online as well as sponsorship opportunities. 

 

Be sure to share our event and invite your friends through our Facebook event listing.

Bobbie McFarland
Summer Arts Camp
Know a creative kid? We believe you do - All kids are creative! Our Summer Arts College offers a unique opportunity for children ages 6-16* to learn from some of the area’s top artists. We are offering discounted registration fees NOW through April 30th. Visit artscouncilnortheast.org for more information - You can register and pay online for camps in the Colleyville, Grapevine, and Keller areas. 
 
June 19-23, Monday – Friday: 9am – 3:30pm – Covenant Christian Academy, Colleyville Elementary Camp
 
July 10-14, Monday – Friday: 9am – 3:30pm – First United Methodist Church, Grapevine Elementary Camp & Teen Camp
 
July 17-20, Monday – Thursday: 9am – 3:30pm – Florence Elementary, Keller Elementary Camp & Teen Camp
 
* Elementary Camp ages 6-12, must turn 6 by September 1st – Teen Camp ages 13-16, must turn 13 by September 1st
 
More than 5,798 students have attended our Summer Arts College with 2,241 scholarships over the past 21 years. This unique opportunity for children ages 6-16* to be a part of an imaginative, fun, week-long cultural experience that opens up children's minds and worlds, offering them skills they need for a bright future. Summer Arts College continues to fill a gap for students while they're out of school, allowing them to spend their summer vacation productively in a fun, creative, and educational environment.
 
Summer Arts Camps include:
 
• Set Design - Students will be an integral part of the design and creation of the set.
 
• Musical Theater - Students will learn creative songwriting, vocal, dance and acting skills in a creative, supportive and FUN environment, concluding with a performance. Imaginations welcome!
 
• Visual Art - Students will create works of art using techniques of the Great Masters - through painting, drawing, clay, and many other mediums.
 
Teen Camp: Just for teens age 13-16:
 
July 10-14, Monday – Friday: 9am – 3:30pm – First United Methodist Church, Grapevine
 
July 17-20, Monday – Thursday, 9am-3:30pm – Florence Elementary, KISD
 
Experience the excitement of producing a show! Classes will provide students with the opportunity to explore acting through short scenes, monologues, and improv. Students will design and create sets while learning songwriting and playwriting.
 
 
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Attention: 
Non-profit Organizations, Schools, School Districts, Libraries, PTAs, Cities, and Artists

Grant Money Available for Arts-Related Programs

 

Arts Council Northeast, in partnership with Texas Commission on the Arts, is offering grants for arts-related programs to schools, ISDs, 501(c)3 non-profit organizations, cities, and individuals located in the 16 cities we serve. These cities include Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw, Southlake, Trophy Club, Watauga, and Westlake.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Grants will be awarded in the 1st quarter of 2017.

Online grant applications are available at www.artscouncilnortheast.org/grants.aspx.

If your organization is outside our area of service and provides an arts-based program that benefits our 16-city area, please submit an inquiry letter describing your program or project prior to submitting an application.

Through its grant program, offered yearly, Arts Council Northeast is able to offer financial support for arts-related programs in North Tarrant and Southern Denton Counties.  Since 1997, Arts Council Northeast has partnered with the Texas Commission on the Arts in generating over $1.5 million in funds spent in support of the arts in our communities.

Raising money for the arts is an ongoing commitment and service that Arts Council Northeast provides through matching grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts and fundraising events that occur throughout the year.  Projects the grant money has helped fund include iPads for Progressing Pianists (Keller ISD), Special Weekend for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at Imagination Celebration (BISD), and The Cliburn's Musical Awakenings program.  Trinity Arts Guild, Regal Opera Company, ONSTAGE in Bedford, and the Northeast Orchestra are also past recipients of grants from Arts Council Northeast. We were pleased to award over $50,000 in grants to more than twenty 2015/2016 recipients. View complete list of past recipients here

Any questions regarding Arts Council Northeast’s grant application should be directed to Bobbie McFarland at 817-283-3406, ext. 301 or info@artscouncilnortheast.org.