What we reported The Texas Commission on the Arts in September formally designated downtown Plano as the city’s official arts district. These districts are intended to stimulate economic development and foster community revitalization.
The latest The city closed 2016 with the Dickens holiday event in downtown Plano and held other festivals throughout the year, including Steinfest and ArtFest. McCall Plaza also hosts live music events.
What’s next Executive Director Alex Hargis of the Historic Downtown Plano Association said the planned early spring opening of the Saigling House, an event venue and home to the ArtCentre of Plano, is expected to serve as a catalyst for growth within the local arts community. To the southeast, HubStreat food truck park is also expected to open in the spring. ArtFest is scheduled this year for April 22.
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