March 24-25, 2018, Frisco Square will transform into an outdoor fine arts and crafts gallery from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm each day, with free admission and parking.
Arts in the Square is an annual juried event featuring over 120 of the best local and regional artists presenting and selling their original creations. The two-day festival has historically attracted as many as 30,000 participants.
Feast your eyes on incredible art, sit and relax by Simpson Plaza, listen to local musical talent, watch performing arts, enjoy interactive art activities, and treat yourself to the food and spirits available at the variety of award-winning restaurants on site.
Empty Bowls Benefitting Frisco Family Services
In addition to providing the community with a family-friendly cultural event, the festival proceeds benefit local charity partner, Frisco Family Services, which supports members of our community who are facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs.
Stop by the Frisco ISD/Frisco Family Services booth to select your special Empty Bowl, hand-made by Frisco ISD art students. The clay bowls will be available to take home in exchange for a donation to Frisco Family Services. Each bowl is meant to serve as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world and the need to fight against hunger.
About the Artists
Some of the best local and regional artists will be in attendance selling their handmade creations, as well as competing in categories such as Fine Arts/Graphics, Pottery, Glass, Jewelry, Photography, and Textiles.
During the festival, cash prizes for Best-in-Show ($500) and Juror’s Choice ($500), along with nine student prizes will be presented. (View the 2017 Winners here.)
In attendance will be Tanya Mac, a local artist who’s niche is in expressive splattered acrylic and ink pieces in pop, patriotic and military themes, as well as Paula E Campbell, native Texan, mosaic artist, glass infuser, and re-user!
Jewelry designer Backyard Silversmiths will showcase their creations, as well as Shelly Burden, a local watercolor artist specializing in portraiture, of furry (and non-furry) faces, floral and inspirational images.
You’ll meet Kristen Jasper, a local mixed media artist working mainly with acrylics on canvas…and dozens of other fantastic Artists who are eager to present their creativity at the 2018 AITS event!
2018 Performing Arts Schedule
Frisco Square recently announced an amazing list of talent brought to you by Frisco ISD music and theater departments. You’ll find a large variety of talents such as choirs, jazz ensembles, dance, improv, and theater with ages ranging from elementary through high school.
About Frisco Square
Frisco Square is a pedestrian-friendly, urban experience that blends shopping, dining, office space, apartment living, parks and Frisco’s City Hall and Public Library. Frisco Square is managed by the Frisco Square Property Owners Association which coordinates and sponsors three large annual events for the community (Arts in the Square, Music in the Square, and Christmas in the Square), and partners with the City of Frisco and other organizations that host events for the community in the Square.