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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.

Since then, we're proud to have received three grants from the TCA to enhance the District and support events to bring visitors and residents to our unique cultural destinations.

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

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Map of the Cultural District

Other news about Sherman Cultural District

City Looking to Establish Sherman Cultural District

Sherman Officially Recognized as Cultural District

The Sherman Cultural District Brand

Thanks to a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, wayfinding signs and a unique "Welcome" sign direct visitors to arts and culture destinations throughout downtown Sherman. The colorful stained glass medallion seen on the Sherman Welcome sign at Travis and U.S. 75 depicts the beautiful mix of colors that capture the creative spirit of the District. In addition, its typography aligns with the City of Sherman's brand and other official entities representing Sherman. The SCD's logo designs mimic the ironwork railings on Kidd-Key Auditorium -- our city's historic public space for the performing arts.

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Our Advisory Council 2022-2023


Ginger Nye | First United Bank | Chair

Leslie Whelan | Sherman Symphony  | Vice Chair

Linda Walker | Knight Furniture | Secretary

Holly Doncaster | Arthropology

Veronica Ezell  | Trinity One Records

Jason Lewis | Arthropology

Emilie Nelsen | Sherman Chamber of Commerce

Jody Perry | Writer

Lucas Ridley | Graphic Designer

Rev. Elias Soriano | Multicultural Family Center of Texoma

Sarah Wright | Austin College 

Karen Tooley | Downtown Sherman Now

Daron Holland | Sherman City Council | Ex Officio

Sarah McRae | Sherman Main Street | Ex Officio

Terrence Steele | City of Sherman | Ex Officio

Cary Wacker | Austin College | Ex Officio

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