Thank you for your interest in the Arts Council WF! Scroll down to find answers to our most commonly asked questions.
Is there an admission or ticket fee to enter?
No. The Kemp and The Forum are open FREE of charge to the the public during regular business hours. This includes the Scultpure Garden exhibit at The Kemp and the Galleria at The Forum. We do have a few ticketed events or activities, which are posted here on this website. Private rental events are of course open only to invited guests.
What are your public open hours?
The Kemp Center For The Arts
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm,
Open Late Thursdays to 8:00pm
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
What types of events do you host?
We offer classes, gallery exhibits, musical performances, and much more. Both buildings are also available for event rental for non profit organizations, businesses and private groups.
Do you rent your buildings for events, parties and weddings?
Yes! The Kemp and The Forum are both available to rent. We have a variety of pricing and space options, suitable for small private events (baby showers, birthday parties) to mid-size corporate events (business meetings, workshops, seminars) to large formal events (weddings, fundraisers). Contact our Facilities Coordinator to set up a tour or discuss your event rental.
How do I sign up for art classes?
Do you have any kids' activities?
We have a free weekly drop-in studio class on Saturday mornings. We also have a variety of paid weekly classes throughout the school year. We also offer summer camps and school holiday camps. In addition to classes and camps, we have our annual summer interactive kids' exhibit, ArtZeum. The grounds at The Kemp are open to the public during all standard Kemp business hours and feature over 20 pieces of art.
What types of art exhibits do you have?
The majority of our exhibits are focused on local or regional visual artists. We have 3 dedicated gallery spaces plus addtional off-site community exhibit spaces.
We also have several annual exhibits open to artists nationally and internationally. This includes Cowboy True, Sculpture Garden, and Mystery Art.
I'm an artist. How can I get a gallery exhibit?
We're always looking for local and regional artists to exhibit! To request an exhibit review, please send 4 - 6 sample images and a short biography or artist statement to [email protected].
How can I make a donation?
Donations are what make our arts programming possible. You can click here to donate on our website or contact our Development Coordinator at [email protected] or calling 940-767-2787 ext 113. For a complete listing of possible donation and gifting opportunities, please see our Support page.
What do you use donations for?
Our community arts activities are 100% funded through donations, grants and sales. We use these funds to continue our programs and to meet our mission of enriching the arts in our region. In addtion, we maintain and manage two registered historic buildings completely through these donated funds.
Do you have opportunities for volunteers?
Yes we do! We couldn't provide arts to the community without community support. Volunteers are the core of our organization. Each of our events are driven by volunteer committee members. We need volunteers for everything from gallery openings to large events to concerts to office assistance and more. If you're interested in volunteer opportunities, please complete the form by clicking here or call 940-767-2787 ext 112.
Is the Arts Council WF a department of the City of Wichita Falls?
No. The ACWF is an independent 501c(3) non-profit organization and not a subsidiary of any municipal entity or other organization.