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Sep04
Jul 03 - Dec 04, 2014

Western Avenue On the…

Join us for On The Lawn! Every 1st Thursday you can find family, food and…more
Sep05
Beginning Apr 04

Paseo Arts District…

The Paseo Arts District First Friday Gallery Walk is held on the first…more
Sep07
Sep 07 - Sep 07, 2014

Sunday Twilight Concert…

The Arts Council of Oklahoma City's Sunday Twilight Concert Series,…more
Sep11
Sep 11 - Sep 21, 2014

Oklahoma State Fair

Welcome to one of the top state fairs in North America, showcasing our…more
Sep12
Beginning Jan 10

LIVE on the Plaza

LIVE on the Plaza is the Plaza District's second Friday artwalk. Each…more
Sep14
Sep 14 - Sep 14, 2014

Sunday Twilight Concert…

The Arts Council of Oklahoma City's Sunday Twilight Concert Series,…more
Sep14
Sep 14 - Sep 14, 2014

Wiggle Out Loud

Genevieve Goings, star of Disney's Choo Choo Soul, will headline the 2nd…more
Sep21
Sep 21 - Sep 21, 2014

Sunday Twilight Concert…

The Arts Council of Oklahoma City's Sunday Twilight Concert Series,…more
Sep25
Sep 25 - Sep 28, 2014

2014 ICF Canoe Marathon…

The 2014 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships will feature athletes…more
Sep26
Mar 28 - Sep 26, 2014

H&8th Night Market

Presented by Fowler Toyota, H&8th Night Market is a monthly,…more
Sep27
Sep 27 - Sep 27, 2014

Plaza District Festival

Enjoy live music, artist booths, kids' art activities and a variety of…more

 

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Festival of the Arts

Since 1967, the Festival of the Arts has been Oklahoma City's rite of spring. The Festival is a community celebration of the visual arts, performing arts and culinary arts.

The 2013 Festival of the Arts will take place April 23-28 in Downtown Oklahoma City at the Festival Plaza and the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The festival runs 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Pets are not allowed.

  • The Visual Arts includes 144 Plaza Artists from across the nation that exhibit on Hudson Avenue, a large-scale Sculpture Park exhibit and a variety of specialty exhibits throughout the grounds.
  • The Culinary Arts consists of the International Food Row. Each food vendor is partnered with an area non-profit organization.
  • The Performing Arts includes four stages of non-stop performing arts and entertainment representing all genres and world renowned street performers roaming the grounds.

A variety of children's activities are featured in the Youth Plaza and around Festival grounds. Arts for children and families include hands-on activities in the Children's Art Field for just $2. The Young-at-Art Mart is the children-only shopping venue with all artwork affordably priced for $5 or less. Families can also visit Face Painting, Pottery Place and Creation Station for more fun! For more information call (405) 270-4848.

Visual Arts

More than 500 artists applied and submitted work for the Festival jury process. The 144 chosen artists are some of the nation's finest. Media includes oils, water, drawing and printmaking, photography, clay, glass, sculpture, fiber, jewelry, wood, leather, and two and three-dimensional works.

All artwork is original and is for sale. Be sure to visit the Artist Market, just south of Stage Center, for reproductions, posters, and note cards of original works by Festival artists, Everything in the Artist Market is affordably priced at $100 or less. Click HERE to see the complete list of artists.

Culinary Arts

From appetizers to desserts, the Festival is a celebration of the culinary arts! Thirty-one vendors bring their specialties to the International Food Row and throughout the grounds. Each food vendor is partnered with a local arts organization, so each bite you take supports the arts in central Oklahoma! Click HERE to see the food menu!

Performing Arts

Nearly 300 entertainers of all ages donate their performances on four stages at the Festival. Stages are: The Cafe Stage (located on the Festival Plaza), the Art Moves Stage (located in the Myriad Gardens), the Water Stage (located in the Myriad Gardens) and the Great Lawn Stage (north of the Crystal Bridge in the Myriad Gardens). Click HERE to see the performing arts schedule!

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