Things are changing around here. For the innocent bystander, you might not notice anything yet. Daily life looks the same on the surface. But if you’re an artist in 75034, then you’ve started to feel the rumble of something exciting. A buzz is in the air. People are starting to talk. And the rest of our town had better hold on.
So far this year, we’ve seen two large art shows, with very well-attended receptions. The Visual Arts Guild of Frisco had a blowout attendance at their member show at the Discovery Center last month. They’ve seen a huge increase in membership in the past year, and the talent of the group is truly unmatched in North Texas.
Thegallery8680 is a fairly new gallery space on Main Street that is featuring local artists, as well as bringing in artists from all over Texas. Director Robyn Parker Feehan has a vision to help advance both emerging and established artists, and so far her shows have been very successful. There was even an art festival downtown earlier this month, and despite the cold weather, some of our artists had good sales. Not so bad for the first few months of the year.
Our town may be known right now for it’s good schools, nice neighborhoods, sports venues and shopping. But you just wait. Something exciting is brewing. If you’re an artist, this is the time to catch the train. If you’re not, then it’s time to pay attention to the art ‘seen’ around you. You don’t want to miss this.