The Texarkana Arts and Historic District has released its calendar of events for 2015, and the year promises to be packed with exciting and enjoyable activites for our community.
The Texarkana Arts and Historic District is a collaborative regional marketing initiative focused on historic downtown Texarkana. District partners include Main Street Texarkana, the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra, the Texarkana Regional Arts & Humanities Council, the Texarkana Museums System, the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce and the Cities of Texarkana, Texas and Arkansas. More information on the district and local attractions can be found at http://visittexarkanadistrict.com .
Arts & Historic District Calendar of Events:
Friday, January 9, 2015
This program continues to provide the local community with the opportunity to showcase their skills and interests by providing an evening of song, dance, poetry, instrumental music and spoken word by African American artists before a large diverse audience. Regional Arts Center. Free to the public.
Thursday, January 29 – March 7, 2015
Markeith Woods, a native of Pine Bluff, is fascinated with people’s faces. He is inspired by his closeness to family, friends and the accomplishments of famous African-Americans in history. He transforms portraits into brightly colored symbols of hope, disparity and strength. Regional Arts Center. Free to the public.
Sunday, February 1 – February 28, 2015
This TRAHC African American Committee event will feature biographical panels about national and regional African American athletes and their contributions to the sports world and how they affected their communities overall. Regional Arts Center. Free to the public.
Saturday, February 7, 2015
The perfect evening for you and your Valentine! Enjoy great romantic standards like: Cole Porter’s Night and Day; Holland: How Sweet It is (To Be Loved by You); Prince: Kiss; and Rodgers/Hart My Funny Valentine. Tickets are on sale now at the Perot Theatre Box Office, (903) 792-4992.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Jeanne Robertson is a funny speaker, and she utilizes her positively funny style to communicate her message: that a sense of humor is an attitude; an approach toward working with people. Tickets are on sale now at the Perot Theatre Box Office, (903) 792-4992.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
TRAHC African American Committee invites you to attend the 4th Annual Special Saturday Afternoon. This is an Opening Reception for TAAC’s Regional Celebration of American Artists Exhibit – Athletes Who Changed the Sports World. Also includes the Children’s Reading and Arts Program. Regional Arts Center. Free to the public.
Evolution: Two Teachers’ Anecdotes
Friday, March 6 – May 2, 2015
This body of work features two artists working collaboratively and independently depicting their view of self-preservation. Christina Cook and Melissa Manning use multiple medias to make visual connections with their own unique anecdotes. Regional Arts Center. Free to the public.
Saturday, March 7, 2015
A Little Night Music from the symphonic master. Featuring: Kara Kirkendoll-Welch, flute Jaymee Haefner, …
Tickets are on sale now at the Perot Theatre Box Office, (903) 792-4992.
Thursday, March 12 – May 2, 2015
Exhibition of paintings by artist Jennifer “Emile” Freeman. Regional Arts Center. Free to the public.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Join the TSO as it closes out the Season with great American music…including TSO’s premiere of …
Friday, May 1, 2015
The inspiration for Voices of Freedom: Overcoming Barriers came from the Smithsonian Institute Exhibit called Freedom’s Sisters. Local citizens portray notable African Americans’ struggles to overcome barriers to personal, economic, education, social, political and legislative freedom. Regional Arts Center. Free to the public.
Main Street Texarkana Historic Preservation Month
May 10, 2015
More information to be annouced soon. Free to the public.
Thursday, May 16 – June 27, 2015
The Juried Student Exhibit is a diverse selection of visually exciting artwork created by local and regional middle and high school students. Regional Arts Center. Free to the public.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
The story of Fancy Nancy follows Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel, who are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” The Fancy Nancy Cast Recording won the 2013 Off-Broadway Kids Original Musical CD of the Year. Tickets are on sale now at the Perot Theatre Box Office, (903) 792-4992.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Located at 305 Texas Blvd in historic downtown Texarkana, the Texarkana, Texas Farmers’ Market is a seasonal open-air farmers’ market featuring quality locally grown, natural produce. The market is open Tues, Thurs, Sat 7am to 12pm (or sold out) through the end of July.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
The new smash-hit musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, JERRY LEE LEWIS, and CARL PERKINS for the first and only time. Tickets are on sale now at the Perot Theatre Box Office, (903) 792-4992.
Friday, July 10 – August 8, 2015
TRAHC’s 27th Annual Juried Exhibition features artists 18 years and older living in the United States, whose work was selected by a local judge. Prizes are awarded and each year, one work is purchased and added to TRAHC’s permanent collection. Regional Arts Center. Free to the public.
Monday, December 7, 2015