Art festivals, cultural events coming up in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village

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ColorPalooza: A Celebration of Spring will be held April 17 in Old Town Lewisville. (Courtesy city of Lewisville)

ColorPalooza: A Celebration of Spring will be held April 17 in Old Town Lewisville. (Courtesy city of Lewisville)

April 15

LEWISVILLE ISD CHIN CULTURAL FESTIVAL: This annual festival hosted by Lewisville ISD will be held virtually to celebrate this ethnic group from the Southeast Asian country of Myanmar. The program will feature traditional Chin music, dances and a fashion show. More than 50 graduating seniors will also be recognized. 6-7 p.m. YouTube.com/LISDAVProductions

April 17

COLORPALOOZA: A CELEBRATION OF SPRING:
A full day of activities is planned at this Old Town Lewisville festival showcasing the artistic and eco-friendly spirit of the city. The event includes sidewalk chalk art demonstrations, live music, cultural performances, a DIY tie dye station, artist demonstrations, interactive art activities for children and an artisan market. Recycle bins transformed into art pieces will also be on display. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church St., Lewisville. www.lewisvillecolorpalooza.com

April 16 & 23, 30


ACOUSTIC JAM SESSION:
This weekly open jam session and song circle welcomes all acoustic instruments, experience levels and music genres. The sessions are sponsored by the Visual Art League of Lewisville. 7-9 p.m. Free. Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville. www.mclgrand.com

April 24

MY FIRST FISH: CANE POLE FISHING 101:
Certified anglers with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will offer a lesson in cane pole fishing. Registration is required. 10 a.m.-noon. $10 per person (includes outfitted 10-foot cane pole). Those 17 years old and up must have a valid Texas freshwater fishing license. Railroad Park, 1301 S. Railroad St., Lewisville. 972-219-3550. www.llela.org

May 1

HIGHLAND VILLAGE ART FESTIVAL:
This festival features displays from more than 30 artists, demonstrations from artists, live music and interactive children’s art activities. Musical performances will be held in the south courtyard next to Chico’s. The event is a joint venture between the city of Highland Village and The Shops at Highland Village to benefit the Kids Kastle Community Build Project. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. The Shops at Highland Village, FM 2499 and Justin Road, Highland Village. www.highlandvillage.org/786/Highland-Village-Art-Festival

May 8

ART IN THE PARK FESTIVAL:
The Town of Flower Mound will host its inaugural Art in the Park Festival with many of the activities and booths focused on using recycled and repurposed materials to create unique art pieces. Vendor applications are available on the website and are due by 5 p.m. April 16. Activities include live performances, local artwork, an art treasure hunt, hands-on activities and a community mural. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Heritage Park, 600 Spinks Road, Flower Mound. www.flower-mound.com/artfestival
By Valerie Wigglesworth
Valerie has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She is currently managing editor for DFW Metro for Community Impact Newspaper.