What If?

What if we could mix the spirit of imagination into the air of community life?

What if the stimulating and generative effects of art, creativity and innovation could infuse the very air we  breathe?

What if a group was born to ensure this mix?

AIR4arts Was Spawned by AIR

For twelve years, the Arts Incubator of Richardson (AIR), focused on obtaining a facility for artist studios, music and theater rehearsals and meetings.  While seeking funding, AIR created popular community programs such as Ricochet Richardson Arts and Music Festival, Pop-Up Art Shows, Storytelling Festival, and the AIRTime interview series. AIR activities were live events. COVID-19 rendered in-person events impossible. In order to survive, grow, and expand its reach, change was necessary.

As of March 2021, we are now AIR4arts.

Embracing the digital age, AIR4arts seeks to inspire and nurture the development of emerging artists and innovators. The organization offers a platform through which to share the fruits of creatives’ efforts with the community. AIR4arts serves as a greenhouse for creative endeavor, taking a spark of imagination, nurturing it and helping it resonate in the delight of possibility.

AIR4arts has established a virtual headquarters on Walkabout Workplace. Other new technologies and platforms are being explored. Programs which educate, mentor and honor creatives, arts and artists are being introduced.


AIR4arts’ mission is to provide a platform to nurture and celebrate artists and innovative thinkers through educational, inspirational and supportive programs and resources. Help creatives enhance their professional and entrepreneurial skills, allowing them to prosper in their fields.


Be an Invaluable Resource and Advocate for Creatives, Artists and Innovators

“…[The leadership of AIR4arts has] totally reworked the Board of Directors with truly passionate artisans who also happen to be incredibly driven, changed the direction from being a sporadic event-driven entity, completely rebranded and seriously upped the game and outreach to where it is today – on a very upward and widespread trajectory. Programming has not only changed to meet the times, it has also increased, along with the influence and additional outreach to solidify AIR4arts as a true artistic one-stop-shop for collaboration, inspiration and education.”

Kimberly A. Quirk
Richardson Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director, Leadership Richardson
City of Richardson
Vice-Chair, Cultural Arts Commission