Funded Projects

Funded Arts Projects: 2009-2010
Take a Look at the Wild Side!
  • Kathlyn Black
  • The Artist will paint a large scale mural of East Texas wildlife onto a downtown building
Artist in Residence
  • Tamara Chasteen
  • The artist will provide 140 hours of weaving demonstrations at the Wynne Home and will provide looms for visitors to be able to participate
Best of the Seasons
  • Tamara Chasteen
  • The project will include seasonal weekend 2- day workshops in fabric arts
  • Brunch will also be provided through registration fees
All the Colors of Huntsville
  • Huntsville's Promise
  • Tamara Chasteen
  • The artists will create a parade dragon featuring a large mask and body of silk fabric for use in parades and special visitor events
Performing Arts Center
  • Friends of the Old Town Theatre
  • Tom Rogers
  • The Friends of the Old Town Theatre provide a facility for performing arts
  • Funds will support 3 outside-the-area groups to perform and provide use of the facility to service non-profit groups
  • Part of the funds would be for advertising
Production and Performance of Plays
  • Huntsville Community Theatre
  • Lastell McVey
  • The production of 4 plays, each with seven performances, will be presented with funding assistance for this project
Huntsville Community Men's Choir
  • Norman Ward
  • This proposal is to present a total of 7 performances and programs by the Men's Choir of 40-50 singers
  • Other performances may be added
Ballet Folklorico de Huntsville
  • LULAC of Huntsville
  • Anita Escobedo
  • This proposal is to present children in folkloric dance at the major community festivities such as Fair on the Square, Sam Houston Folk Festival, Cinco de Mayo and other events
The Prime Time Dancers
  • Texas World Dance Company
  • Dr. Cindy Gratz
  • A diverse group of senior dancers, trained in weekly sessions, will perform at Folk Festival, Fair on the Square, Walker County Fair, and Unity Dinner
HYO General Support
  • Huntsville Youth Orchestra (HYO)
  • Dr. Stephen Means
  • The project would pay a conductor to lead the youth orchestra in 2 public performances in the downtown area and 3 performances by HYO Chamber groups
Last Statement 2010
  • Barbara Sloan
  • The Last Statement artist will exhibit black and white photographs and statements from family members of both the victims and offenders of capital crimes
  • Display will be at the Texas Prison Museum
Stitching in the Pines
  • Tall Pines Quilt Guild
  • Betty Register
  • Designed to offer quilting opportunities to persons throughout this region, the project provides a weekend workshop and reception
Airing of the Quilts
  • Tall Pines Quilt Guild
  • Toni Bruner
  • The Tall Pines Quilt Guild sponsors this outdoor event to show more than 300 quilts on the Downtown Square.
  • Printed literature will be produced and mailed
  • Elaine Smith
  • Trained Junior High School girls will assist in community events such as Airing of the Quilts, MLK Celebration and Fair on the Square.
  • An exhibit is planned of their journals and photographs at the Library and at the Wynne Home
Texas Center for African American Living History
  • Sam Houston Memorial Museum
  • Dr. Patrick Nolan
  • This provides theatrical performances at the Sam Houston Folk Festival representing African American history and displaying arts and crafts
The Children's Tent
  • The General Sam Houston Folk Festival
  • Tamara Chasteen
  • At the Folk Festival Children's Tent, hands-on activities are offered in the arts and crafts of Sam Houston's era
  • 3 days of activities are provided