The idea of bringing the arts and the community together began in 1967 with Festival of the Arts. In the past 40 years, Arts Council Oklahoma City has grown to present some the community’s favorite events and performances, including Opening Night, and Sunday Twilight Concert Series. The Arts Council’s All Access Arts teaches Oklahoma City’s youngest and most under-served artists to dance, sing, sculpt, paint, create and interact with professional of their crafts. Out of the Box is a series of street performances, bringing the performing arts to Oklahoma City’s busiest urban areas.
Arts Council Oklahoma City is a nonprofit 501 (C)(3) organization that is dedicated to bringing the arts and the community together through free or low-cost large-scale downtown Oklahoma City cultural events and a variety of arts outreach activities that impact under-served populations. We are proud to expose our community to the full spectrum of art in its many forms. By focusing on teaching, learning, and appreciating the arts, our events and programs help the residents of our city learn to create, experience, and enjoy art.
The arts take many forms and we bring a wide range of art forms to the community – music performance, visual art displays, interactive art exhibits, and arts education. We also attract a diverse audience. Thanks to our free or low-cost admissions, people from all corners of the community are able to attend our programs and events and experience the arts.
POWERED BY DEDICATED STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS
We strongly believe in involving the local community in the arts. When serving audiences as large as 50,000 to 750,000 people, it is crucial to have passionate and capable volunteers. Annual events are planned year-round using staff and volunteer resources to ensure that our events are well-planned and successfully promoted. These volunteers are integral to accomplishing our mission of bringing the arts and the community together. Their vision, planning, and hard work allow us to continue presenting free and low-cost programming to the Oklahoma City community.
Our events, like Festival of the Arts and Opening Night, are anticipated by the community each year. Art Moves, is one of our initiatives that provides free arts events in downtown OKC each work day from Noon-1:00. They drive citizens to the heart of our city – Downtown. These projects are something the residents of Oklahoma City are proud of and enjoy visiting each year. Most importantly, these projects help our city learn to experience, appreciate, and love art.