Celebrate Plano Arts with the first annual Plano Arts Week set for April 10-16

Elsa, Snow and Ice. Photography by Plano Metropolitan Ballet.
Celebrate art across Plano with the first annual Plano Arts Week! See, watch or create your own art and tag #PlanoArtsWeek2023.

“Arts in Plano is so amazing. It’s just exemplary,” Cindi Lawrence Hanson, director of the Plano Metropolitan Ballet, said. “We need to have the opportunity to put a little bit more focus on the arts and have something that could be inclusive across the population.”

And she’s doing just that with a week-long focus on Plano’s arts community called Plano Arts Week. While the calendar is not full yet, there are several events on the docket. Here’s a sneak peak to three of those events: 

  1. The Courtyard Theatre is hosting Monty Python’s Spamalot performed by Repertory Company Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on April 14-15 and at 2 p.m. on April 16.
  2. ArtsCentre of Plano is hosting a Shaping Movement Dance Class on Monday, April 10 with a quick lesson on shapes and how they inform movement choices. The class is available for all ages and is free.
  3. Plano Civic Chorus is hosting a 50th Anniversary Celebration featuring Bob Chilcott on April 15 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for $25 per person.

Organizers are also hosting a Plano Arts Week Poster Contest to see who can come up with the best design for next year’s Plano Arts Week poster. Poster ideas can be submitted to PlanoArtsWeek@planometballet.org, and the winner will be announced by March 15.

“Whether you are someone who loves art or someone who creates art, we could all use this as an opportunity to have a little bit more saturation in the arts,” Hanson said.

Community members, businesses, schools, churches and neighborhoods are encouraged to get involved and share #PlanoArtsWeek2023 with their own art or art they spot anywhere in Plano.

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