Plano Arts Week kicks off while Plano Public Libraries hosts art exhibit

Photo provided by North Texas Performing Arts.
Today kicks off the second annual Plano Arts Week, chalk-full of events for the whole family at venues across the city.

The second annual Plano Arts Week, an annual event for arts awareness in our city, kicks off today with seven days of events celebrating the arts through workshops, performances and more.

Tomorrow, April 16, Gotta Dance is offering a free ballet class from 6-7 p.m. At the same time, Schimelpfenig Library is offering a watercolor florals class for those 13 and older from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

On Thursday, evens are packed with Madagascar Jr. and Popstars: A ’90s Musical at North Texas Performing Arts, the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk and an Electric Light Orchestra Tribute called Strange Magic at the Box Garden at Legacy Hall.

On Friday, Madagascar Jr. and Popstars: A ’90s Musical return. The Repertory Company Theater will also be presenting Guys & Dolls at the Courtyard Theatre. Pianist Carol Sage will perform at High Street Antiques & Designs from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. At Gotta Dance, Janie Parker is offering a pointe technique master class. At the Box Garden at Legacy Food Hall, Chris Kirpatrick, O-Town, BBMak, Ryan Cabrera and LFO will perform a Pop 2000 Tour. Last, the Plano Metropolitan Ballet’s junior company will perform Wizard of Oz at Plano Community Home.

On Saturday, Madagascar Jr., Popstars: A ’90s Musical, Guys & Dolls and Carol Sage return. The Chamberlain Ballet will also perform A Tapestry of Dance in Richardson, the Children’s Chorus of Collin County will perform from 10-11 a.m. at McCall Plaza, Janie Parker will host a pilates class at Gotta Dance from noon to 1 p.m. and a variations master class for the Sugar Plum Fairy from 1:30-3 p.m., and Weekend Ride Band will perform at McCall Plaza from 8-10 p.m.

Finally, on Sunday, A Tapestry of Dance, Madagascar Jr., Popstars: A ’90s Musical and Guys & Dolls perform for the last time. The Plano Community Band will perform their spring concert in Richardson and KHYI’s Ballad of the Balladeers will perform at McCall Plaza.

In other words, it’s a week PACKED with arts events. For more details on official Plano Arts Week events, you can go to

The Plano Public Library isn’t ending the arts fun with Plano Arts Week. Throughout April, the library is hosting events in recycled art, watercolor florals, sun-catchers, henna flowers and mosaic tiles. More information is available at

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