The annual Plaza District Festival returns for its 18th year on Saturday, September 24, 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., on the 1700 block of 16th Street, between Indiana and Blackwelder with 35 Oklahoma-based artists.
The Festival, which celebrates all things local, also includes two music stages, nine popular food trucks, all-day live mural painting, and a dedicated Children’s area.
“With more than 90 submissions, choosing this year’s artist roster of 35 was incredibly challenging,” said Angela Cozby, the 2016 Plaza District Festival Co-chair. “I believe our panel of jurors selected an outstanding variety of art and two-thirds of this year’s talent will be brand new to this year’s festival audience.”
The 2016 artist selection has both new and returning Oklahoma artists and includes a variety of media including paintings, photography, woodwork, paper silhouettes, stained glass, sculpture, pottery, children’s books, soap, jewelry, t-shirts, hand-crafted aprons, clothes, purses, and designer dog treats and collars. All works are available for purchase just in time for the holiday season.
The 2016 Plaza District Festival Artists (in alphabetical order):
Bark & Breakfast
Bjorn Bauer Art*
Chops Woodshop
David Lee Anderson
Emerald Moon Merchants*
Flood and Stroke*
Fresh Take Books
Gene Smith Sculptures
Graham Edwards Art
Grand Life Photography
Harrison Zahn
Hector Cobos Leon, Porcelain & Stoneware
Jasworx, Fused Glass by Jim Shelley*
Jennifer Woods Jewelry
Jerry Bergin Fine Art
John Tracy II
JRK Studios*
K9 Couture Collars*
Kevin Byrne Pottery
Liz Wilson Ceramics
Local Lather
Love Well Handmade*
Marissa Raglin Art
Micah Hamilton Jewelry*
Needles and Pins OKC
NorthRoad Creations*
OK Collective
Rebecca Mannschreck
Roger Disney
Sam Douglas Art*
Sewing with Squeak
The Occult Collection
Trisha Thompson Adams*
Ty Kelly
X-Mas Orange, Jeff Duerksen
*returning artist
In addition to artist booths, the Plaza District businesses are open as usual, featuring art from a variety of local artists.
Also new this year, the Plaza District Association introduces the Plaza Kid’s Art Boutique, a pop-up “kids only” art shop within the Children’s area that features donated works by many of the 2016 Plaza District Festival artists. All art within the Plaza Kid’s Art Boutique is priced between $2 and $5, and accessible to children 12 years and younger. Festival volunteers are on site to help each child select a piece for their personal art collection and all proceeds benefit children’s programming future Plaza District Festivals.
About the Plaza District Festival
The annual Plaza District Festival is the Plaza District Association’s largest annual fundraiser and invites Oklahoma to experience Local together by providing the creative space to showcase visual artists, creative local food trucks, and Oklahoma musicians.
This unique family-friendly event is free, open to the public, and will take place Saturday, September 24, from 12:00 to 10:00 p.m. The 2016 festival includes almost 30 Oklahoma-based visual artists, 20 all-Okie musicians and performers on two stages, free art-related activities for the entire family,