Richardson in the News: February

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February 26, 2019
Richardson in the news
 
Richardson theater program uses art to build bridge between cultures and people
 
Food and music combined with henna and calligraphy. Add a little Puttin’ on the Ritz with fashion representing different cultures.

Bridges Multicultural Festival, presented by the Repertory Company Theatre, includes cultural fashion, dancers, artists, musicians and food.

The March 23 festival will feature the Texas Muslim Women's Foundation, Islamic Art Revival, Dallas Chinese Community Center, Milanna Dance and The Senior Follies.

In April, the Technicolor Family Arts Festival will focus on children’s events.

Bridges is a new multicultural arts outreach program designed to bring cultural groups, arts organizations, artists and communities together through performing arts. It is sponsored by a special grant from Ann & Charles Eisemann Arts Innovation Initiative.
 
The goals for the Bridges Program are:
  • to build artistic bridges and break down cultural barriers between communities.
  • to introduce Broadway Musicals and Theatre Arts to all the differing local cultural groups thus strengthening our community unity.
  • to partner with existing artists, arts groups and businesses to preserve and expand performing arts and visual arts as a vital elements in our community

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Bridges Multicultural Festival
1-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 23
Free admission
Tickets for Puttin' on the Glitz sold separately.
Technicolor Family Arts Festival
1-4:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 27
Free admission
Tickets for children’s theatre performance sold separately.
 
2019 Wildflower lineup announced

The lineup of acts for Richardson’s 27th annual Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival, to be held May 17-19 at the Galatyn Park Urban Center, includes Good Charlotte, RATT, Quiet Riot, Blue Oyster Cult, The Guess Who, Fitz, the Jacksons and the Tantrums and Grand Funk Railroad.

The three-day event is coordinated by the City and features local, regional and national acts at seven performance areas/stages. The Festival also includes a singer/songwriter contest, art guitar auction, the family-friendly WF! Kids area, food vendors throughout the festival grounds, a craft beer garden and strolling entertainers, buskers and acrobats.

Online tickets sales starting at $30 per day are available at www.wildflowerfestival.com, including VIP passes that include complimentary food, beverages, VIP seating and VIP parking. Resident tickets at reduced pricing are also on sale for $12 at City Hall, municipal rec centers, Gymnastics Center and Senior Center during regular business hours. Proof of residency is required to purchase limited quantities of residential passes.
For more information, visit here.
 
Crow family gifts art museum in downtown Dallas to UT Dallas, donates $23M for second museum

The Trammell and Margaret Crow family has donated the entire collection of the Trammell and Margaret Crow Museum of Asian Art, together with $23 million of support funding, to The University of Texas at Dallas to create the Trammell and Margaret Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas.

For more information, see here.