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2nd Annual Creative IMPACT summer CAMP

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Last years Creative IMPACT summer CAMP  was a big success. Incubators’ Victoria Lopez teamed up with Incubator Tenants and other talented artists to work with students in the realm of arts, focusing on writing, acting, art, and music. It was a beautiful experience and the students who participated last summer have already registered for this summer as well.

Registration for the 2nd Annual Creative Impact Summer Arts Program is now OPEN — the arts are alive!!

Online Form: Sign up Now!

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.

McAllen Arts Council award grant to Victoria Lopez

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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.

McAllen Creative Incubator hosts its first “Creative Impact Summer Arts Program”

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The McAllen Creative Incubator is proud to host its first Creative Impact Summer Arts Program for students’ ages 12 through 18. The Program has been developed and is coordinated by Incubator Tenant, Victoria Lopez.

We strongly believe in the enablement and encouragement of artistic development in youth, whether it be through instruments, writing, painting, poetry, theater, singing or technology. It is our goal that your child leaves this summer program with an enthusiastic, uplifted outlook in regard to a variety of mediums, styles and artistic opportunities’.

When: June 6th – June 17th
Time: 8am to 5pm
Where: The McAllen Creative Incubator
[601 N. Main St. McAllen, TX 78504]
Program Fee: $120 for two week instruction; $60 for one week instruction

Schedule now available at: http://www.mcallenart.com/calendar

Dowload the Applicaton: Creative Arts Summer Program Registration Form or Register online NOW!

The McAllen Creative Incubator Welcomes Newest Tenant

V.LopezHer name is Victoria Lopez, a poetry writer and the newest tenant at the McAllen Creative Incubator, Studio #8. Victoria 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.  Victoria is a go getter who at the age of twenty five became the published author of her first Novel “Fire in May.”

“Writing was how I had come to identify myself; it was the method in which I would isolate my feelings so that I could better understand them, and myself. It was then that I had to ask myself this question: Am I just someone who likes to write or am I a writer? From then on, I began to introduce myself as an aspiring writer.” Said Victoria Lopez

Victoria’s desire is to become involved in the community and lend her voice to those who might not yet know their own. Every Friday, this February, Victoria partakes in a local event called ‘Poetry on Demand.’ And thus far, has received phenomenal feedback from everyone she has had the wonderful opportunity to meet.

As part of the McAllen Creative Incubator, Victoria will be able to further contribute to the community, the arts, and the creativity in youth by spreading this message: You are worthy.  Additionally, during the First Friday Art Walks, Ms. Lopez will be practicing an open door policy and will invite anyone who would wish to speak about writing, arts, local involvement, or any topic in general. More than anything, she aspires to break the barriers that people keep around in their hearts and, in turn, inspire the community to embrace their most perfect potential.

If you wish to contact Victoria Lopez, for either an event or personal inquiry, you can do so by sending an email to. Visit her website, where copies of her novel ‘Fire in May’ are available, at www.handandknee.com. Furthermore, Mrs. Lopez has upcoming events, where the general public is  invited to attend, such as – “Novel Project” Gallery Exhibit 03/04 @ 6pm at the McAllen Creative Incubator and – Poem in Your Pocket Day 04/21 @ 10am at the McAllen Public Library.

For more information on how to become a tenant at the Incubator contact Laura Robles at lrobles@mcallencvb.com or 956-682-2871. The McAllen Creative Incubator is located at 601 N. Main Street and strengthens our creative sector, including arts, culture and for-profit creative businesses, by engaging the art, business, creative communities, providing capacity-building services, and serving as a thought leader and a convener.