Have you heard of the Mansfield Commission for the Arts? This new nonprofit organization and City advisory board has been in existence for a little over a year, and is beginning to make a splash. So far, the group has worked in partnership with Mansfield ISD to bring professional artists into the Elementary Art Showcase and the Center for the Performing Arts.
The majority of the cost overruns at the StarCenter, $3.2 million, came from the NHL’s Dallas Stars wanting to install a more environmentally friendly chiller system that maintains the ice rinks while providing hot water for showers, melting the ice and heating the floors.
Walking into Dr. Percy Cook’s 1950s era office on South Main Street is like stepping back in time. The offices are lined with wood paneling. There’s blue carpet that resembles waves in the ocean. In back, they found an original patient’s examination chair, an avocado-colored couch and a 1964 Ford Thunderbird.
A little bit country, a little bit rock & roll…plus a little bit of salsa, a little bit of hip-hop and a whole lot of arts & culture! It might sound like a crazy mix, but it’s all coming together in perfect harmony for the City of Mansfield’s newest event, Music Alley. The one day free music & arts festival scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9, in Historic Downtown will feature four stages of live music, artist exhibitions and displays, and plenty of food and drink to make for a fun, family-friendly hometown event celebrating all the arts our community has to offer.