McAllen Arts Council award grant to Victoria Lopez


McAllen Arts Council award grant to Victoria Lopez

Victoria Lopez is a poetry writer, author and entrepreneur, who currently attends UTRGV and majors in English. Between her time spent at school and job obligations, Ms. Lopez began writing a novel, merely as a hobby and at the age of twenty-five became the published author of her first Novel “Fire in May.”  Victoria, aims to become involved in the community and lend her voice to those who might not yet know their own, with her moto “You are worthy.”

This summer, Ms. Lopez applied and was awarded, a McAllen Arts Council grant for her project “Creative Impact Summer Arts Program.”

The project, enables and encourages the artistic development in youth, whether it be through instruments, writing, painting, poetry, theatre, singing or technology.  With the support of the McAllen Creative Incubator, Victoria was able to secure a venue to bring about this wonderful summer project, allowing her to touch the hearts of others and inspire.  The program took place this Summer and was successful in acquiring 20 students who took part in all the activities.

“Our goal is that children left, this summer program with an enthusiastic, uplifted outlook in regard to a variety of mediums, styles and artistic opportunities.” Said Ms. Lopez, about her program.