WF Alliance says goodbye to painted picket fences

WF Alliance says goodbye to painted picket fences

WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - If you've driven by Nexus Park this week, you may have noticed the colorful picket fences are gone.

The painted picket fences were taken down on Tuesday and moved to their final destination, 9th street studios.

"It's a little sad to see something like this go, but I'm excited because this is just the beginning for something bigger," said a teaching artist with the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture, Erick Zambrano.

Don't Fence Me In was a community art project that the Wichita Falls Alliance started last summer with the help of local fence businesses.

"The goal of this project is mainly just community engagements through the arts," said Zambrano. "Trying to bring people together and get people involved and just spark up some creativity."

The pickets painted by the community were installed at Nexus Park and served as a colorful treat to the neighborhood for a year.

Thursday night community members said their goodbyes at 9th street studios.

"Thing's don't last forever," said the owner of 9th Street Studios, Becky Raeke. "It just means its a new beginning for a new community arts project so for me I think its really exciting to see what's going to be coming next and what the Alliance is going to do for the city of Wichita Falls."

Along with 9th Street Studios, the Wichita Falls Alliance hope these brush strokes done by many have made a lasting impact within the local community.

"It was just a way for us to come together and leave a mark on something that we all did and worked together on," said Zambrano.

The project will be taken down from 9th Street Studios Friday morning.

If you painted a picket last year, it will be available to take home Saturday morning.

You can stop by the Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture building anytime between  8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to pick it up.

806 Travis Street
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301

Fence pickets that are not picked up will be recycled.

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