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Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater (MCL Grand) opened its doors with a three-day celebration on Jan. 14-16, 2011. The center is located at 100 N. Charles Street, between Main and Church streets, in the heart of Old Town Lewisville. Administrative offices and art gallery are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

MCL Grand gives the many arts groups in the Greater Lewisville area a facility to perform and display their works and also hosts other regional and national shows and exhibits, events, classes and meetings. The facility features a 296-seat theater with acoustics designed for both speech and music, a 2,200-square-foot art gallery, a 2,400-square-foot dance recital hall, 3,000-square-foot black box and 1,750 square feet of classrooms. A courtyard from Charles Street to the theater lobby is large enough to host small outside performances and dinners.

Page Sutherland Page architectural firm designed the center, which draws upon similarities to the existing buildings in Old Town Lewisville. Several local arts groups provided input in the planning stages of the facility. Tax Increment Refinance Zone bonds funded most of the project.


VAL Monthly Meeting and Art Talk

The Visual Art League of Lewisville VAL holds its general meeting on the second Tuesday of each month. Each month in conjunction with the general meeting, VAL produces an “Art Talk” series of known speakers and art demonstrations. Visitors are welcome to attend any meeting.

Steve Ko will present "Portrait Artist to the Royal Family and U.S. Presidents" on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m. Steve Ko is an internationally known portrait artist and a teacher who is driven by an incredible passion for creating art works in old master's style such as John Singer Sargent. His works are often noted for their unique style, elegance, and technique. Steve has developed his artistic ability at Art Center College of Design in California under the guidance of masters such as Burne Hogarth, Harry Carmean, Gary Meyer, and Steve Huston. His recent clients include George W. Bush, President of UNT, President of Austin College, and Michael Faircloth. He has been also appointed as official artist for Raising Cane's Co. since 2017. Steve has chosen as one of Texas Top Ten by Portrait Society of America recently. Steve is a member of Portrait Society of America and lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Hanna, his beautiful two sons, and a little princess Ariel.

Attendance is free.

Schedule of Art Talks at the MCL Grand:

February 12, 7 p.m. – Mary Ellen Wehrli: Demo Painting your Animals (watercolor and acrylic)
March 12, 7 p.m. – Millie Giles: An Evening of Critiques
April 9, 7 p.m. – Janice Hamilton: Pastel Demo
May 8, 7 p.m. – Justin Burns: Golden Art Supplies Program



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