7 projects in the RGV are awarded the McAllen Arts Council-Grant in 2016

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7 projects in the RGV are awarded the McAllen Arts Council-Grant in 2016

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce along with the McAllen Arts Council strongly support and believe that the Arts have a cultural impact to any City’s way of life. They continue to encourage the development of an Art community in McAllen and the surrounding cities. One of those programs of support is the McAllen Arts Council Grants Program which is designed to benefit the RGV community. Grants enable Artists and arts organizations to bring life-changing benefits to their community and carry out their work. Grants are awarded annually. This year (7) seven projects in McAllen received Grants from the MAC Grant Program.

Latin American Foundation for the Art- The Latin American Foundation for the Arts promotes, creates and develops initiatives’ and projects to improve cultural access and visibility of the literary, visual and performing arts.

Sam Heredia, Viol Consort is an orchestra with no more than 18 musicians, who perform classical period music, for the general public, thru the Chamber Music Concert Nights Series during the year. The Free-Concert takes place from September thru May at the McAllen Creative Incubator.

Victoria Lopez, Poet-Created and developed a Summer Arts Program that enabled and encouraged the artistic development in 20 youth, through instruments, writing, painting, poetry, theatre, singing and technology this past summer. This program was celebrated by its attendees and many look forward to participating in it next year.

The Valley Land Fund works to preserve, expand and enhance native wildlife habitat in the Rio Grande Valley and deep South Texas through education, land ownership and the creation of economic incentives. Since 1994, nature photography has been a trademark education tool of the Valley Land Fund.

The McAllen Creative Incubator supports artist & art activities. The McA2 is in the heart of the Arts district on Main Street and is uniquely positioned to actively connect the creative sector with the art, business, and creative communities. Visit the McA2 during the City wide, free-family friendly, Art Walk event every first Friday of the month. Stop by to visit its friendly talented tenants and discover new art by visiting artists.

STC’s Valley Honor Band will provide high achieving McAllen area band students the opportunity to perform in a fun and challenging environment while experiencing the rigor and quality of instruction expected at the collegiate level.

Thelma Davila a teacher at Reynaldo G. Garza Elementary & Evenly Rector wish to beautify their school’s patio tables. Their project, Mosaic Art & Chess boards will transform some metal playground tables into Chess boards. The project will allow the students to engage in this thought provoking game, during recess, while at the same time creating art of the old metal tables. The tables will also be available to the public during non-school hours.