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Sherman Cultural District


In September 2018, the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) voted to designate Sherman as an official Texas Cultural District! Sherman celebrated at a ceremony and reception on November 30, 2018 with Dr. Gary Gibbs, executive director of TCA.

Now in 2020, several new developments have added more excitement to the cultural district. Read the Herald Democrat's update here, and more about the economic impact of the district.  

  The Sherman Cultural District represents both a geographic area, encompassing cultural sites, restaurants, museums and theaters, and a partnership, comprising the many arts and cultural groups that call Sherman home. Our partners are dedicated to advocating for and promoting the arts and humanities that represent our community. The Cultural District Advisory Council is hosted by Austin College in cooperation with the City of Sherman.  Questions or comments about this program? Email shermanarts@austincollege.edu. 

Watch our Submission Video

View the Map of the Cultural District

Other news about Sherman Cultural District

City Looking to Establish Sherman Cultural District

Sherman Officially Recognized as Cultural District


Our logo got a refresh! Thanks to Jared Tredway, co-director of Ghost Town Arts Collective and member of the Cultural District Advisory Board, the colorful medallion has evolved to a beautiful mix of colors that capture the creative spirit of the District. Both the original and revised logo designs mimic the ironwork railings on Kidd-Key Auditorium -- our city's historic public space for the performing arts. Thanks to a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, new wayfinding signs featuring the logo will be installed throughout the Cultural District to direct visitors to arts and culture destinations. Expected date of installation for the proposed signs is early 2021. 

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Our Advisory Council


Odee Ayala | Odee’s Photography

Eddie Brown | Sherman Chamber of Commerce | Chair

Dan Dominick |Sherman Symphony

Daron Holland | Sherman City Council

Sherry Little | Old Iron Post

Christopher Maniet | Austin College

Sarah McRae | Sherman Main Street

Ginger Nye | First United Bank | Secretary

Leigh Ellen Romm | Austin College | Vice Chair

Heidi Rushing | Austin College

Terrence Steele | City of Sherman

Karen Tooley | Downtown Sherman Now

Jared Tredway | Ghost Town Arts Collective

Cary Wacker | Ex-Officio

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