a decorative graphic advertising the Melissa ISD Heart for the Arts festival on Dec. 1, 2022

Melissa ISD will have a celebration of the arts with the first annual Heart for the Arts festival the evening of Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, outside of the Melissa Arts Center. Heart for the Arts is a family-fun event with bounce houses, face painting, art stations, pop-up performances, photo ops, storybook read-alouds, and more.

All performances and activities will be led by Cardinals in the Melissa ISD band, cheerleading, choir, theatre, and visual arts programs. The middle school choir will serve hot cocoa and food trucks will be onsite for those who want to purchase a meal or snack.

A more detailed list of festival activities and performances expected at Heart for the Arts can be found online at www.melissaisd.org/heartforthearts.

The Melissa ISD Heart for the Arts festival will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at Symmetry Plaza, located outside of the Melissa Arts Center at 3030 Milrany Ln. Admission is free; donations to the Melissa ISD fine arts programs are welcome.