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Making the arts a vehicle for change.

 

THE STORY

 

We believe that art is an illuminating force. 
We provide a venue for the artist to contribute direction on our collective journey.
We encourage them to walk their light on our path.

Historically, artists have been the most effective agents in society to use their work to expose injustices, to right the wrongs, to inspire the hopeless, and effect positive change where it is needed. Because of this, art that is created for truth and the common good is an illuminating and guiding force to direct a society in the way it ought to go. 


 

THE EVENTS

 

Our method of making the arts a vehicle for change in our neighborhoods is by putting on events that provide a platform for the arts while tying in change efforts.
Click here to view past events. 

 

THE INCUBATOR & CO-WORKING SPACE

Walk the Light has launched an incubator and residency program supporting the entrepreneurship of women artists in the heart of downtown Dallas called Varenport. 

Varenport awards fully sponsored residencies to Dallas-based women artist entrepreneurs which includes a free, professional co-working environment that offers much needed moral support, networking opportunities, continuing education, and mentorship resources to women artists.

Much more than a typical residency, members can enjoy the dynamics of a co-working environment by becoming a family with an artist community that leads to the development of collaborative relationships. Varenport also accepts paying members to dock at the office and studio. 

For more information visit: www.varenport.com

SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016
12:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

DOWNTOWN CEDAR HILL
 [ 600 CEDAR STREET ] 

Walk the light is proud to partner with The Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Cedar Hill, as well as the Zula B. Wylie Library, in presenting the 6th annual Creative Arts Festival in  Downtown Cedar Hill. Mark your calendar for a fun filled day of arts, performances and tasty food! See below for event details:

 

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Kids on the Hill Creative Arts Zone:

Dive into the world of arts with your little ones at the Kids on the Hill Creative Arts Zone. Don't miss the following performances and activities perfect for the entire family! Activities will be available from 12:00pm - 7:00pm.
 

Hands on Activities:  

Bubble Art • Tinker Wood • Learn to Paint Class • Pinch Pottery • Musical Instrument Petting Zoo • Creations with Legos • Magical Storytelling • Jewelry Making

Stage Performance Schedule:   

2:00pm - Lion Dancers of Dallas
2:45pm - Moxie Mischief Aerial Artists
3:00pm - Village Tech School Choir
4:00pm - Nancy & Friends, Ventriloquist
5:00pm - Moxie Mischief Aerial Artists
5:20pm - Bray Elementary Choir
5:50pm - Moxie Mischief Aerial Artists
6:00pm - David Chicken

Magical Storytelling Booth Schedule: 

12:00pm - Ann Marie Newman, Storyteller (Artist with Stories and Art)
1:15pm - David Brock, Zula B. Wylie Public Library Youthteller
2:15pm - Ashley & Peter Van Ausdale, Zula B. Wylie Public Library Youthteller
3:15pm - Noah Robertson, Zula B. Wylie Public Library Youthteller
4:30pm - Nancy & Friends, Ventriloquist
5:30pm - Kennedy Brown and Lauren Fort

For more information about the City of Cedar Hill, and other great family events, click here.


Walk the Light Artists:

Jazzy’s Fat Cajun Classic • The Purple Leaf • Quincy Conwell • Bridges Safehouse • MDB Fashion Truck • CC By Dominic • Artingianale • Jabberwocky Graphix • Far Fetched Imports • Izzy Love • Mistura Timepieces • Haus of Growlers • Faye’s Realm • Elegant Touch • Natalia Veronica • Pura Life • Fatbaby’s • Cedar Hill ISD • Birdbox2 • Pie N’ the Sky • LoneStar Boutique • Mandala Design • Eboni Blu • The Purple Farmhouse

Pioneer Park Stage Performances: 

12:15pm - Something about Chinamen
1:00pm - Doll Diva
1:30pm - Sonia Purcell
3:30pm - Toz Dauway
3:45pm - Lady Diamond Jazz Band
4:45pm - Titus Glenn and Friends
7:00pm - Robert Hall & Company
8:00pm - Kimberly Nicole
9:00pm - Ellen Once Again


Event Sponsors:

 

 
 
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IN OTHER WORDS...

"The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light."
   -Felix Adler 

"The purpose of art is to find a way to wake people up who are going through their lives sleepwalking and say: 'Stop it. You can't walk past this. This is your life.'"
   -Peter Sellars

"Art creates the standards for perception and cognition for a society. Without great art, there are no great ideas and a lesser community."
   -David W. Boles

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
   -Martin Luther King, Jr.