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3rd Annual “A Season of Hope” Arts Festival: Celebrating Education and the Art

December 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The lighting of the tree at 6:00 p.m. by Mayor Jim Darling at McAllen’s Art Village on Main, Friday, December 3, will kick off a two-weekend holiday event henceforth known as A Season of Hope Arts Festival.  This event will celebrate Arts in the Rio Grande Valley and encourage young people in our community to explore and appreciate the Arts.

Following the lighting of the tree, the community is invited to visit the Event Center at Art Village on Main, where artwork created by McAllen ISD students in grades K-12 will be on display until 9:00 p.m.  This exhibit will be held in conjunction with McAllen’s ArtWalk.

Proceeds from the professional artists’ application fee and the selected artists’ booth fees will provide scholarships for twelve students, one high school and one middle school student in each of six categories.  The categories are:  drawing, mixed media, painting, printing, photography & digital art and 3-D.  Ribbons will be presented to each participant with a Best of Show awarded in each category.

A Season of Hope Arts Festival will continue Saturday, December 10 beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m.  MISD performing arts students will perform throughout the day.  In the courtyard as well as in the Event Center, professional artists will be selling their masterpieces of jewelry, paintings, photographs, sculptures and other media.  All of their works of art for sale at A Season of Hope Arts Festival are original, hand-crafted pieces.

The South Texas Clay Club will have some clay wheels at A Season of Hope Arts Festival and will be throwing clay day Saturday.  They will also have some of their wares for sale.  Tipsy Canvas is sponsoring the Make Your Mark community painting project and invites everyone to come paint on the canvas that will later be donated to the South Texas Literacy Coalition for their fundraiser.

The 3rd Annual A Season of Hope Arts Festival — a McAllen holiday tradition celebrating education and the Arts.

For further information about A Season of Hope Arts Festival, contact Yoli Cantu at 956-687-8682



December 10, 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Art Village on Main
800 North Main
McAllen , United States
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