Art Moves

Art Moves artists perform and demonstrate their artistry daily from popular downtown locations or livestreaming from their studio or homes!  Help us support our local artist by joining us weekdays at Arts Council Oklahoma City’s facebook page and check out the weekly line up below. 

 

Art Moves is an Arts Council OKC initiative that provides free arts events  each workday from Noon-1:00. Events  took place in various downtown locations and may include artist demonstrations or musical performances. The daily line-up features a wide range of artistic mediums including musical and theater performances, live art demonstrations, short film selections, and more

Art Moves Lineup

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Seats are filling up fast for our next Artisans event!

Join us February 26 for an afternoon of creating beautiful floral arrangements with @deeflowersllc. This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the Artisans, our young professionals’ group for art enthusiasts ages 21 – 40.

The fun starts February 26 at 2 p.m. at 400 W. California Avenue. We’ll be serving beer and mimosas, as well as delicious food from @84hospitalitygroup. You must be 21 to participate and spacing is limited.

A $25 donation to Arts Council OKC reserves your seat! Email jmounger@artscouncilokc.com to RSVP or for more information.
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Art Moves is celebrating Black History Month by showcasing amazing local talent. With artists of all backgrounds and styles, February is going to be a celebration of Black artists in OKC!

Click the link in our bio to check out the full Art Moves schedule!
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Each year, the Festival of the Arts Co-Chairs choose a work of art to serve as the Featured Artwork at Festival. This year, Co-Chairs Susie White and Farooq Karim chose this piece titled Conversations with the Sun by artist Daphne Covington.

Daphne begins her process with stretched canvas and builds a dimensional substrate of plaster, burlap, or other texture mediums. She then adds multiple layers of paint and mixed-media details or collage elements to create her abstract and complex, yet playful designs. Her representative work, while still abstract, features vibrant birds and flowers, with influences from artists like Picasso, Chagall, Matisse, Kandinsky, and Basquiat.

Daphne is one of the 144 artists who will display and sell her artwork at this year’s Festival, we can’t wait for you to see all of their incredible creations April 25 – 30!
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We’re thrilled to announce that this year's Angels & Friends Celebration will be taking place DURING the Festival of the Arts!

Join us Thursday, April 27, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. for our biggest fundraiser of year! We’ll have lots of great food, drinks, and entertainment as we celebrate in the center of Bicentennial Park with Festival happening all around us!

Every dollar raised from Angels & Friends stays right here in our community and helps us grow programs like All Access Arts and Art Moves.

We’ll have plenty more exciting details as we get closer to the event, tickets are on sale now. Just click the link in our bio!
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It’s time for another Artisans event!

Join the Artisans, our group for young professionals ages 21-40 for an afternoon of creating floral arrangements! We’ll be serving beer and mimosas, as well as some delicious food from @84hospitalitygroup.

The fun starts February 26 at 2 p.m. and a $25 donation to Arts Council OKC reserves your seat! Email jmounger@artscouncilokc.com to RSVP or for more information.
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The snow is falling in downtown OKC so we’re closing our office early today. Stay safe and warm! ...

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Thanks to @okcfox for allowing 2023 Festival of the Arts Co-Chairs Susie White and Farooq Karim to talk about performing artist applications this morning!

You still have TWO MORE WEEKS to apply to perform at the 57th annual Festival of the Arts. Join us April 25 – 30 for over 100 performances across multiple stages in downtown OKC. Over 650,000 people visit Festival throughout the six-day event so whether you’re an established performer or looking to make a great first impression, this is the perfect event for you!

Applying is quick, easy, and free. Just click the link in our bio!
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"I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits," - Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, we join people from around the world in honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. There are a variety of events across the city that we encourage you to attend, including the MLK Holiday Parade downtown. It starts at 2 p.m. at NW 6th and Walker and will finish at the intersection of Reno and Walker.
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The votes are in for the Fresh Paint: OKC NYE Mural Project! We’re thrilled to announce the winner, Savannah Tallbear!

This partnership with the @okcthunder allowed five BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) to create an 8’ x 8’ mural of anything they wanted.

“This mural is called Pȟéta Wakȟáŋ Wiŋ (Sacred Fire Woman),” Savannah said. “It depicts an Indigenous woman fancy shawl dancing in the Badlands, envisioning Bear Butte in the stars. These are places that bear cultural significance for two of the Nations I come from. It signifies Indigenous People’s ability and longing to continue practices passed down to us from our ancestors, despite continuing to face colonialism. I chose this design for its vibrancy, meaning, and movement.”

Join us in congratulating Savannah on winning the competition, and each of the other young artists for creating a meaningful masterpiece!
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It’s almost time for the Festival of the Arts! This year’s Festival featured art is here!

Don’t worry, that cardboard box is NOT the featured Festival artwork! While we’d love to show off the incredible selection that will be front and center at this year’s event, there are still a few steps we need to take before we can show it off to the public.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks, we can’t wait for you to see this spectacular work of art!
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There’s still time to submit your application to perform at the 57th annual Festival of the Arts!

Some of Oklahoma’s most talented performers have taken the stage at Festival over the years and we want you to join them! There’ll be over 100 performances taking place across multiple stages from April 25 – 30, including musical performances, dance groups, and more!

Whether you’re an established musician or a young performer looking to make a big first impression, this is a great opportunity to perform in front of the 650,000 people who visit Festival each year.

Every Festival performer will be paid and applying is free, quick, and easy. Just click the link in our bio!
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The stolen mural has been returned!

We’re incredibly thankful that the @okcpolicedept was able to track down the person responsible for stealing the mural and return it to us! Unfortunately, the art was partially damaged during the theft so it’s been moved to our warehouse for safekeeping while we work to repair it.

We’ll continue to cooperate with police throughout the rest of their investigation, but we’re thrilled this young artist’s incredible work won’t be overshadowed by the theft.

As for the Fresh Paint: OKC NYE Mural Project, the votes have been counted and the winner will be announced later this week!
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Interested in becoming an Art Moves artist?

If you want to know how you can share your art to the community, contact Art Moves Director Chase Kerby and apply today!

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