The City of Plano is currently accepting volunteers for the new position of art ambassador. Art ambassadors will help plan art features in the city.
The ambassadors will help the art community in two ways, according to Michelle Hawkins, a manager of downtown Plano and the facilitator of the program.
The first is being put on a list to receive opportunities via email to fill out surveys, attend public meetings and otherwise give input on art in the city. They will also receive updates on the progress and choices that are being made. The second option features more involvement. There will be a committee of 30 members that will speak in meetings giving opinions and ideas. The plan for this committee is to incorporate a diverse mix of those involved in business, health and art.
“We need a variety of diverse community voices to share in this vision for the Plano Arts,” Mayor John Muns said. “We need both artists and art enthusiasts, those new to the arts world and businesses to become involved.”
No experience is necessary. The art ambassador program was created after being requested by the Collaborative Arts of Plano in 2022. In their Facebook post, the city said they hope to develop how art is presented in the community and take advice from the public about what they want to see. In order to volunteer, email PlanoArts@Plano.gov.