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Artisans fire up the kilns for event at Paseo Pottery

The Artisans, Arts Council OKC’s group for young professionals, spent a Saturday afternoon creating their own pottery! The young professionals’ group enjoyed a hands-on experience at Paseo Pottery and took home their own masterpiece. The afternoon kicked off with pizza from Empire Slice House courtesy of 84 Hospitality and beer provided by Coop Ale Works. …

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Arts Council OKC kicks off two summer learning programs

Arts Council OKC is partnering with Oklahoma libraries and recreation centers to bring free arts programming to kids this summer. Neighborhood Arts, a partnership between ACOKC and the Metropolitan Library System, brings free, daily performances to libraries across Oklahoma County. Ten groups, such as the Sugar Free Allstars, OKC Improv, and Lucas Ross, will perform …

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Sunday Twilight Concert Series to bring 12 free performances to Myriad Gardens this summer

The Sunday Twilight Concert Series presented by the Chickasaw Nation returns to the Myriad Botanical Gardens this summer. The concerts will take place each Sunday from June 5 – August 28, with the exception of the weekend of July 4. “The Sunday Twilight Concert Series gives the community the opportunity to experience live music in …

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ACOKC Announces Angela Cozby as new Executive Director

The board of directors of Arts Council Oklahoma City (ACOKC) has named Angela Cozby its new executive director, replacing its longtime leader Peter Dolese, who announced his retirement in December. Dolese will continue in a consulting role through part of 2023. “After an exhaustive search, we are pleased to announce that Angela Cozby has accepted …

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Entire area dedicated to children’s art at 56th Annual Festival of the Arts

Oklahoma City, OK – Children visiting Oklahoma City’s Festival of the Arts will have a special place to visit this year. Kid’s activities – including the interactive Children’s Art Field, Pottery Place, face painting, the Young at Art Mart, and more – will take over the area surrounding City Hall. “Providing an area where young …

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Festival of the Arts to officially kick off with Opening Ceremony

Oklahoma City, OK – The 56th Annual Festival of the Arts is set to officially return April 19 – 24 at Bicentennial Park, beginning with an Opening Ceremony featuring talented local performers. The 2022 Festival of the Arts Opening Ceremony takes place on the Main Stage in the center of Bicentennial Park on April 19 …

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Cue the Fanfare! Festival of the Arts Makes Triumphant Return April 19-24

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma City’s beloved rite of spring is returning, with all the bells and whistles, to its traditional time of year! The 56th Annual Festival of the Arts will take place April 19 – 24 at downtown OKC’s Bicentennial Park. After a pandemic-related cancellation and a one-time move to June, the Festival is …

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Meet the 2022 Festival of the Arts Co-Chairs – Kristen Torkelson and John Semtner

We’re thrilled to announce the Co-Chairs for the 56th Annual Festival of the Arts, Kristen Torkelson and John Semtner!   Kristen began volunteering at Arts Council OKC in 2008 at the encouragement of her former boss, Steve Mason. She quickly fell in love with the environment and never looked back!    You could say John …

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