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Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra

The Abilene Philharmonic’s, now annual, Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition was established in 2008 to help support outstanding young musicians in Abilene and the surrounding area. The competition is open to woodwind, brass, percussion, string, and piano students between the ages of 12-18 that live in Texas School Regions 1-3, 5-10, 12, 14-19, and have not yet graduated high school. The competition also boasts one of the highest prize amounts for High School Students at $1,500 for First Prize, $1,000 for Second Prize, and $750 for Third Prize.

Nelda and Eddie Hodges were generous donors, active volunteers, and innovative leaders of the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, Foundation, and Guild for almost sixty years. Eddie Hodges honored his wife with the establishment of the Nelda Hodges Young Artist Competition Endowment to inspire and reward young people’s love for music.


Center for Contemporary Arts Offers New 3D Virtual Exhibits

The Center for Contemporary Arts is providing a 3D art experience you can access from any device, anywhere!

The Center’s new virtual gallery tours allow you to feel like you’re walking through the galleries viewing art currently on display. This ensures everyone has access to local exhibitions, even while quarantined or on the go.

See the latest 3D tours at Most art is for sale.

The Center’s galleries at 220 Cypress Street remain open Monday-Friday, 11a-5p, and Saturday 12p-4p. Guests are limited to no more than 10 in the gallery at a time until further notice.


Germ Killer powered by Breathe+In Technologies presents an innovative bi-polar ionization technology

The Germ Killer powered by Breathe+In Technologies presents an innovative bi-polar ionization technology replicating the ion-creating mechanisms of nature found in rainforests, coastal areas and mountain- tops to purify indoor air. This restores health and healing to our schools and commercial buildings, creating a safer space for work and learning. It’s time to breathe!


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