The idea of bringing the arts and the community together began in 1967 with Festival of the Arts. In the past 50 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. Art Moves and Out of the Box bring diverse entertainment to downtown Oklahoma City’s busy streets.
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 performances, visual art displays, interactive art exhibits, and arts education. We also attract a diverse audience. Through our free or low cost programming, the entire community is invited to experience the arts.
Our large events, like Festival of the Arts and Opening Night, are anticipated by the community annually. Art Moves provides free arts performances and demonstrations in downtown OKC every work day from Noon-1:00. These projects drive citizens to the heart of our downtown and 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.
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 and programs are prepared for 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 our mission of bringing the arts and the community together.