Festival of the Arts

Volunteer at Festival 2018

April 24 – 29, 2018 | Bicentennial Park, Downtown OKC

Get Involved!

The Festival of the Arts is powered by the dedication of hundreds of volunteers. Whether it’s helping visual artists hang their work, providing support for culinary arts, or helping performers get ready for their show, there’s a little something for everyone.

  • Volunteer with Us

    Every bit of help adds up to one successful Festival. Interested in signing up? Check out our diverse volunteer opportunities.

  • Art Sales

    The Art Sales committee will assist in the selling of art at various sales booths. You will have the opportunity to interact with the guests and help them purchase the perfect piece of art to take home from the Festival.

  • Artist Friends

    Join the Artist Friends committee by providing hospitality for our 144 artists. You might be sitting in their booth so they can have a break or offering up a cool drink on a hot day. This committee is all about showing our artists some Oklahoma hospitality.

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  • Balloons & Flowers

    Join our Balloons and Flowers committee and help create an exciting, fun experience for the guests. You’ll get opportunities to interact with Festival visitors and provide them with balloons and/or flowers to take home from the Festival.

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  • Children's Art Field

    The Children’s Art Field provides children ages 3 to 12 with the opportunity to express their artistic talents through a variety of hands-on activities. Volunteers will help organize and restock supplies and assist children/parents in art-making.

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  • Creation Station

    Creation Station features huge pieces of sculpture which come alive in addition to the artistic elements (found objects, material, etc.) added by children and adults throughout the week of Festival. Volunteers will help oversee this operation and assist in tearing down the structure after the event.

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  • Drinks Tents

    Join our Drinks committees and provide assistance in the drink stations and in the set up and take down of the drink tents. You will be pouring drinks and assisting customers with their purchases.

     

  • Face Painting

    Face painting volunteers will be using tempera paint, water-based pens to paint children’s faces.

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  • Mustard's Last Stand

    Mustard’s Last Stand is Festival’s family friendly concession stand. We sell hot dogs, chili dogs, Frito chili pie, nachos, coffee, iced tea and more. Come join in the fun and help us make tasty food for families attending Festival!

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  • Pottery

    Join our Pottery committee and help organize Pottery Place, a popular Festival activity which offers children and adults the opportunity to create their own clay masterpiece.

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  • Sculpture Park

    Join our Sculpture Park committee and assist customers in the outdoor sculpture garden. Volunteers will have the opportunity to interact with customers and help them with their purchases of the available sculptures.

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  • Six Day Cellars

    The Six-Day Cellars committee will provide assistance and serve customers at the wine garden located on the west side of the Myriad Gardens. Volunteers will monitor indoor and outdoor seating where various wines will be sold during regular festival hours.

  • Park West

    Park West is the area in the Festival of the Arts that sells higher grade beer and wine. Volunteers will assist with pouring beer and wine for customers, taking cash, clearing tables and monitoring the area. Park West is located on the SW corner of the Myriad Gardens, near Hudson Ave and Reno.

  • VIP Tent

    Come and be a part of our VIP Tent where we offer exceptional hospitality for donors! Volunteers must be 21 years or older to work this tent. Shifts include bartending, checking ID’s, keeping the area clean, and making sure patrons do not leave with their drink. Check-in for your shift at the VIP tent located directly east of the Civic Center’s main entrance.

  • Young at Art Mart

    Volunteers will help organize and staff children’s tent which sells original art work produced by Festival artists for $5 or less.

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