Plan Your Visit

INFO AND FESTIVAL HEADQUARTERS

Have questions? Need directions? Look for the closest information booth on the map. Located in the center of Bicentennial Park and on Colcord Dr.

  • ANGELS & FRIENDS

    You’re invited to the 50th annual Angels & Friends Party—Oklahoma City’s finest celebration of spring!  This party doubles as Arts Council OKC’s ONLY fundraising party throughout the year.  All proceeds support year-round, free and low-cost programming, like All Access Arts, Art Moves, Festival of the Arts and the Sunday Twilight Concert Series.  The party will be held at the Civic Center Music Hall Atrium on Wednesday, April 26, 5:30-8:30PM.  Don your finest party wear and come celebrate and support the arts! Angels & Friends tickets are available at artscouncilokc.com.


     

  • ART DEMONSTRATIONS

    Ever wonder about the glass blowing process? Come check out Blue Sage Studio create hand blown works of art. Free demonstrations throughout the day. Located near the NE corner of Bicentennial Park. Find the schedule here.


     

  • ARTISTS

    More than 450 artists applied and submitted work for the Festival jury process.  The 144 chosen artists are some of the nation’s finest.  Represented media include oils, water, sculpture, and two-and three-dimensional works.  Find the schedule here.


     

  • ART MOVES

    Our daily Art Moves program will feature your favorite local musicians at Festival of the Arts.  Art Moves will take place next to Park West this year with evening time slots filled with frequent artists from the program.


     

  • CHEAP EATS

    Mustard’s Last Stand offers hot dogs, chili pies, nachos, iced tea, and Ozarka products for $3.00 or less.


     

  • CHILDREN’S ART FIELD

    Children may complete three visual art projects – a foam sail boat, pipe cleaner jewelry, or bug eyes masks for a $3.00 fee at the Children’s Art Field. This tent is located north of the main stage in front of City Hall.


     

  • CULINARY ARTS, PRESENTED BY BREWER ENTERTAINMENT

    Located at the center of Bicentennial Park, the Culinary Arts tent features demonstration and tastings by your favorite local restaurants, chefs, and Festival food vendors. Find the full schedule here.


     

  • CREATION STATION, PRESENTED BY OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY

    Children and adults may participate for free in a larger-than-life work of art at Creation Station, located on the west lawn of City Hall. Add to this giant collaborative sculpture that grows and changes throughout the week.


     

  • FACE PAINTING, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE BRICKTOWN CLOWNS

    Festival would not be complete without this popular attraction. Face Painting, for all ages, is located at the NE corner of Bicentennial Park. The cost is $1 for a simple design by Festival volunteers and $5-15 for more intricate designs by the Bricktown Clowns.


     

  • FESTIVAL’S GOT TALENT

    Back for its second year, Festival’s Got Talent will feature incredible performances by ten k-12th grade finalists, selected at auditions held before Festival. Three judges will oversee the competition and select one grand prize winner from each age bracket. The show takes place Saturday, April 29th from 3:30-5:00pm on the Colcord Children’s Stage, presented by Sonic.


     

  • INFO AND FESTIVAL HEADQUARTERS

    Have questions? Need directions? Look for the closest information booth on the map. Located in the center of Bicentennial Park and on Colcord Dr.


     

  • INTERNATIONAL FOOD ROWS, PRESENTED BY OG&E

    From snacks to entrees to desserts, Festival is a celebration of the culinary arts! Thirty food vendors bring their delectable specialties to International Food Row. See the menus here.


     

  • PERFORMING ARTISTS

    Entertainers of all ages donate their performances on three stages at Festival of the Arts. You can find the full schedule here and a map of the stages here.


     

  • THE PIT STOP, FUELED BY PHILLIPS 66

    Looking to recharge yourself and your phone? The Pit Stop, located in front of the Civic Center, offers phone charging stations, comfortable seating, and a chance to win prizes!


     

  • POTTERY PLACE

    Collin Rosebrook and the artisans of Paseo Pottery assist children and adults in selecting, glazing, and firing a pot or vase using the ancient technique of raku. Stop by the NE corner of Bicentennial Park. Prices range from $5 to $50.


     

  • PARK WEST

    2017 Co-Chairs Debbie Forshee and Steve Bolton, and the Park West Committee, proudly present Park West. Stop by the SW corner of Bicentennial Park to purchase premium beer and wine.


     

  • SCULPTURE PARK

    “I’m extremely excited to be curating this year’s Sculpture Park. Oklahoma has so many talented 3 Dimensional artists that we’ve added additional space to showcase their work. You will be able to see and purchase the sculptural work of returning Festival Artists and a host of Oklahoma’s finest sculptors. Work will be available in all sizes and price ranges. We are also very excited to be showing sculptural work created by student artists from Oklahoma’s University art programs.” – Stephen Kovash Sculpture Park is located in the center of Bicentennial Park. Participating artists include: Malen Pierson, Jim Stewart, Guilloume, Cliff Matyszczyk, Ursula Scheffel, Sean Mueller, Kenny McCage, Dean Imel, Brett McDanel, Beatriz Mayorca, Dan Garrett, Joe Slack, Don Narcomy, John Wolfe, Rick Bewley, Tracey Bewley, Amanda Zoey Weathers, and Laura Bowen


     

  • SIX DAY CELLARS

    Would you like to enjoy a glass of wine or cold craft beer? Six Day Cellars boasts wonderful décor and a thirty foot outdoor seating area. Overlooking Sculpture Park, Six Day Cellars in located in the center of Bicentennial Park.


     

  • STREET PERFORMER

    This year’s street performer is Magic Brian – the Conjuror of Comedy! Magic Brian has performed in 18 different countries and been invited to some of the most prestigious street performing festivals in the world. It all started when he was 16 and began performing as one half of a comedy magic duo. Since then, Magic Brian has expanded his repertoire to include an astounding and hysterical number of stunts and gags, including his infamous straitjacket escape routine! Don’t miss out on this incredible performer as he brings his act to Oklahoma for the first time!


     

  • VIP TENT, PRESENTED BY HALL ESTILL

    The VIP Tent returns for our Patron level donors and up! Take a break from Festival crowds and enjoy complimentary wine and bet in a VIP lounge just for you. The VIP Tent is located right next to the Culinary Arts Demonstration Tent, in the middle of Bicentennial Park.


     

  • VOLUNTEER FRIENDS

    Interested in volunteering at Festival of the Arts 2018? Please stop by Volunteer Friends located on Colcord for more information.


     

  • YOUTH ART SALE

    The Youth Art Sale is a one-day juried art sale held on Saturday, April 29th 2017, from 11AM to 5PM. YAS features young artists working in diverse media including painting, photography, and two- and 3- dimensional art. The Youth Art Sale provides an opportunity for youth to showcase and sell their work in a venue comparable to that of professional artists at Festival of the Arts.


     

  • YOUNG-AT-ART-MART

    At Young-at-Art-Mart, Festival artists sell original works of art priced from $0.50 to $5.00. This unique area is open to children 5-12, and is located at the west lawn of City Hall. It’s never too early to start an art collection! Only one piece per child, please.