RGV Home School Event- June 13th

Home Schooling event is open to all Parents who are home schooling or considering schooling their children at home.  Come find encouragement, resources and friends!

Register at RGVhc.com



McAllen Art Grant Program Deadline

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Deadline for applications:  12-noon on Friday, March 13, 2015

 1. Apply: MAC Grant Application 2015 PDF

          McAllen—McAllen Art Grant Program is an open submission grant scheme for individual artists and organizations living and working in McAllen. Awards up to a maximum of $1,000 are available to artists and organizations working in the context of art.
The deadline for submission of a McAllen Art Grant is Friday, March 13, 2015 @ 12pm.  The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Arts Council have been working effectively to promote art within the Valley.  For the upcoming year, the two organizations would like to award grants to artists and organizations that are seeking funding for projects in McAllen.

Organizations and individual artists that have received grants in prior years have been The Art House, RGV Ballet, South Texas Indian Dancers, The Dance Conservatory of McAllen, South Texas Symphony Association, Los Caminos Del Rio, and David Freeman to name a few.

The grant program in McAllen distributes money from The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and Texas Commission on the Arts to individual artists and art organizations.  The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and The Texas Commission on the Arts are making an important contribution to cultural activities in McAllen. We hope that these new grants will provide a valuable legacy.
Applications are available at www.mcallenart.com,  McAllen Arts Council FB Page, www.mcallencvb.com and at McAllen Creative Incubator office at 601 N. Main Street, McAllen Texas.    For more information regarding the grants program or to request an application, please contact: Laura Robles, at the McAllen Creative Incubator at (956) 687.2787 or lrobles@mcallencvb.com.  Completed applications must be received by 12 noon on Friday, March 13, 2015.

Applications, clearly marked Grants Management Unit, should be sent to the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Ave., P.O. Box 790, McAllen, 78505.  Please note we cannot accept faxed or emailed applications. We will only consider applications received by the deadline.

Summer Songwriter Series

It’s Officially Music After Hours week! This Friday at the McAllen Creative Incubator on 601 N. Main Street (the old McAllen library) we kick off our songwriter series All ages! Acoustic Musicians from all across the Rio Grande Valley and to kick off the summer season is Tara Craig award winning songwriter from Austin,TX! Performances by: Alex Cantu of ABCDE – Rebeld Poet and Michael A. Pullen! 7pm and Free JUNE 6th this Friday!

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McAllen Blues Night June 27th

Kick back and enjoy a relaxing evening of lovely blues music at the newly remodeled McAllen Creative Incubator. For second consecutive year the McAllen Blues Night is set for Friday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m., featuring some of your favorite artists.

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening’s performances.

Tickets are currently on sale for $25 per person or $400 for a table (includes 8 t-shirts) and are available at the McAllen Chamber of Commerce. Valley Keyboards and Glazer’s are the McAllen Blues Night’s proud sponsors.

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5th Annual Fine Art Exhibition and Business After Hours, hosted by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Arts Council.

5th Annual Fine Art Exhibition and Business After Hours, hosted by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Arts Council.

On Thursday, May 29th, the McAllen Arts Council and the McAllen Chamber of Commerce will hold the 5th Annual Fine Art Exhibition reception and Business After Hours Mixer. The exhibit features the work of McAllen artists and is currently on display in the Art Gallery located within the McAllen Creative Incubator. The reception will be sponsored by the Mcallen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Arts Council.

The mixer is designed to provide networking opportunities with local business people, associates, and the local and out of the area talent. The public is invited to attend.

“The McAllen Creative Incubator (McA2) is a venue for artists and art organizations of different art disciplines,” said Ivan Gonzalez. Gonzalez runs the Creative Incubator and is the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s Cultural Arts Director. “The goal of McA2 is to support the continued professional growth of artists and enhance the cultural and economic vitality of our local community. We believe that strong communities deserve a strong arts program, and with all the talent we have here in McAllen, the Chamber sees it as our duty to support local artists as much as possible.

“What better way to promote your business than networking on a one to one basis, and at the same time enjoying an evening of hors d’oeuvres and wine?’

There is no cost to attend the event.  The McA2 Creative Incubator is located at 601 N. Main St. (corner of Fir Ave. & Main St.) and the event will be held on Thursday evening, May 29th, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Maritza Muñoz at 956-682-2871.

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“Mother’s Day Art Bazaar” Art Exhibition

McAllen. Hinovations Art Gallery in partnership with Monarch International Design, Inc., a silver jewelry company, is proud to host a fundraiser event in benefit of the McAllen Pregnancy Center (MPC), a nonprofit organization that helps low income women who are expecting a baby. The fundraiser named “Mother’s Day Art Bazar” is a celebration of motherhood and the gift of life and it will take place on Thursday, May 8th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Local artists exhibiting at the event and supporting our efforts are Dania Olivares Aparicio with her Doko Casual Art, Paola Bermeo with her jewelry Amore Brand, Martha Sanchez with Rostros Latinos magazine, Elisa Cedeño with Arrow Events, and painter Dalice (Blanca Ceballos).  The general public is invited to attend the event and there will be a $10 donation/entrance fee or bring a donation of a new baby item for MPC’s Baby Boutique. Also, all vendors have agreed to donate to this noble cause 10% of the sales during the event.

Hinovations Art Gallery is located at 1009 Laurel Ave, right off North 10th St. in McAllen. For more information about the event, please contact Raquel Hinojosa at (956) 688-6461. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 1 pm to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm or by appointment.  Additional activities take place during the month, so please e-mail to hinovations@yahoo.com to be added to the mailing list.


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McAllen ISD Youth Art Month

This coming Friday April 4th we will be Celebrating Youth Art Month. The April McAllen Artwalk at the McAllen Creative Incubator will feature McAllen ISD art work completed by students from all 7 Middle Schools, 4 high schools and the I&G center. The work will be on display from April 4 through April 25. Approximately 250 to 300 two-dimensional and three-dimensional works will be on display.

Plus the art group of the McAllen Creative Incubator holds an art walk downtown on the first Friday of each month in the evening, and it is the perfect opportunity for socializing, networking, and enjoying the local art scene.

Come and check it out !! You’ll find art from Doko Casual Art ART-one Studio , Vamos a pintar or find information from ACTIN if you like theater !!!

Its fun, its casual, and the artwork is first class. You can start the evening at the gallery or venue of your choice, and make your way around town at your own pace. There are of course a variety of antique stores, restaurants, and other businesses open, too, and the monthly entertainment line up includes music, art, and photography.

This Coming Friday April 4th we will open for Art Walk
6pm – 10pm

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