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'Tis the Arts Season

October is National Arts & Humanities Month, and Sherman has a host of reasons to celebrate. Activities in the fall months have included theater (Beautiy and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors); music (Blue Sky Songwriters Gathering, Sherman Symphony, Sherman High School Band, and school group performances); Sherman Arts Festival; a literary celebration of Little Women at 150; history events (the newly-launched Sherman Ghost Tours, Evening of Texana); photowalks; art exhibits..... the list goes on! ... and there's much more to come.

Definitely at the top of that "more" list is an event that will take place on November 30, at 11 a.m. at the Sherman Municipal Ballroom, when Sherman will enter a new era as an officially-designated Texas State Cultural District. This honor will be celebrated in a short, arts-filled ceremony led by Dr. Gary Gibbs, executive director of the Texas Commission on the Arts, as he brings an official proclamation recognizing the Sherman Cultural District's selection to the state initiative.

Sherman's application to the program - submitted last June - represents several years of work and input from a myriad of arts leaders and citizens in shaping the vision for this important community program. You can find more about the plans on the SCD page.

November 30 also starts another round of delightful holiday treats: the opening of Annie at Finley Playhouse, two weekend performances of Sherman Christmas Pops, the Sherman Christmas Parade, plus school and church musical performances throughout December.With so many great arts packages to unwrap, we can celebrate art and culture in every month!

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