ArtTober


Thank goodness for fall-like weather.  It is a much needed reprieve from the Texas heat, and it always makes us want to be outside.  Lucky for us, there is so much to do here in Frisco this month in the Arts!

October 7 – Kickoff Party for the ArtSeen Tour and Opening Reception at thegallery8680

Meet the ArtSeen Artists a week early, pick up a copy of the ArtSeen Tour Map, and see thegallery8680’s newest exhibit “Me, Myself, I” at the opening reception.  Thegallery8680 has the best crowd, fantastic food and a who’s who list of artists at their shows.  Don’t miss it!  More at thegallery8680.com.




October 8 – Frisco Arts Walk  at Hall Park presented by Frisco Arts.

Frisco Arts brings you an immersive arts experience taking place at the newly renovated HALL Park among the Texas Sculpture Garden, a significant body of work that celebrates Texas artists and is the largest private collection of sculpture ever assembled and made available to the public. Frisco Arts Walk features interactive art performances by Frisco-based nonprofit arts organizations, pop-up food truck park, community stage, children’s area complete with bounce houses, instrument petting zoo and hands-on activities, docent guided tours of the Texas Sculpture Garden and concert on the lawn with the Good Question band.   Frisco Arts Walk is free and open to the public.  This sounds like a perfect afternoon out!  See details, performance schedules and a map of the event at friscoarts.org.  They even have an app for the event — look for OtoCast app on your smartphone, and get a sneak peak of what to expect.



October 15 – Whistlestop Jamboree Downtown Frisco
We know you’ll already be in Downtown Frisco for the ArtSeen Tour on October 15, so you may want to enjoy some good music and food trucks along the way.  The new Frisco Railyard food truck stop is open at Main and 1st Streets, and it is already a very happening place!  Downtown will be full of music and art.  Sounds like perfection to us. More at thefriscomusicscene.com.


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October 15 & 16 – ArtSeen Tour
Our 6th Annual ArtSeen Tour – wow, time flies.  We think the tour keeps getting better, and we hope you will enjoy our lineup of exhibits, studios and artists.  We’ve condensed the tour to Downtown this year, with 10 stops, 24 artists and 4 exhibits.  You can find Tour Maps HERE, or pick up a copy at our Kickoff Party October 7 at thegallery8680 (details above).   You’ll see painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, henna, collage, and interactive performances during the tour.  This event is free and family-friendly.  Noon – 5pm, at your own pace.  ArtSeenTour.com.



October 16 – Visual Arts Guild “Crème de la Crème” Reception
The Visual Arts Guild is hosting their final show of 2016 “Crème de la Crème,” featuring the best of the best from their members.  The show opens on October 2, and the reception is the  the last day of our ArtSeen Tour, so be sure to stop by Sunday evening, October 16 to meet the artists and see this fantastic exhibit.  VAGF.org.



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October 17 – Art in the Atrium 13 Opening Reception
The City of Frisco’s Public Art Program presents the 13th installment of Art in the Atrium.  The Municipal Building will have 5 floors of 2-D work from local and regional artists.  Located in Frisco Square, the George A. Purefoy Municipal Center is home to City Council, government offices and the Frisco Public Library.  Stop by and enjoy this beautiful and unique exhibit. LINKIf you want to see it before the reception, it is on the ArtSeen Tour – stop #2.


For more Arts Events going on in Frisco, see the Frisco Arts calendar at FriscoArts.org/events.  Happy ArtTober!

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