Latest news for the Arts Council programs and events.
February 09, 2018
Did you know that Festival of the Arts takes about one calendar year to plan and execute? Our volunteer co-chairs, committees, and talented jurors take great care selecting over 140 visual artists, 20 food vendors, and 150 performing artists. One of the highlights of the jury process—and certainly the most delicious—is the annual Food Jury that takes place in January.
February 05, 2018
With Festival of the Arts 2018 less than three months away, preparations are already in high gear! While Festival Director Gilbert Magdaleno and this year’s event co-chairs, Molly McBride and Paul Tyler, have been hard at work since the summer, what truly marks the start of Festival season here at Arts Council Oklahoma City is our First Chairmen’s Meeting!
February 01, 2018
Last month, Arts Council Oklahoma City presented its first All Access Arts Showcase at IAO Gallery. All Access Arts is an AOCKC program that provides music, dance, and visual arts education to under-served populations in OKC, including elementary schools.
December 13, 2017
‘twas the night before Thursday, November 30th and all through the McAlpine building were young professional volunteers decking the halls and preparing for one of the most fun events to date: the Art of Marbling.
October 05, 2017
Craft cocktails, art and sweet, sweet tunes all combined last Sunday for what was the second, of what is hoped to be an annual occurrence, Art Beyond the Glass!
September 22, 2017
This past weekend Arts Council Oklahoma City’s young professional group, the Artisans, held a new type of event being done around the metro, The Art of Architecture Bike Tour. The event was led by local Architect and Artisan member, Ryan Fogle, and was sponsored by Spokies Bike Share.
September 13, 2017
In 2015 Arts Council Oklahoma City launched a community outreach program designed to bring art classes into senior living facilities in the Oklahoma City metro. Offering bi-weekly classes taught by Arts Council evaluated teaching artists, the Creative Aging infinitive provides fun and educational art making experiences to over 250 senior adults in 13 different locations each month.
September 12, 2017
To celebrate the 2017 National Arts Education Week from September 10-15, we’re highlighting the work of our All Access Arts program, and the dedicated Teaching Artists who bring art experiences to underserved populations in the OKC metro area, including schools, libraries, OKC parks, and community agencies.
September 12, 2017
The second annual Art Beyond the Glass: Oklahoma City is taking place on Sunday, September 24 at 51st street Speakeasy! ABTG features Oklahoma City’s top bartenders mixing cocktails and showcasing their artistry. The event features paintings, photography, live music, DJs, dancers, handmade glass and more.
August 10, 2017
Creativity doesn’t slow down for summer, and neither does All Access Arts. Thanks to a strong mix of community partners, talented performers, and a some of the best teaching artists around, our summer initiatives were able to bring arts experiences to over 25 locations in and around the Oklahoma City area. In addition to reach and variety of art classes and performances, it was all provided to the community with no cost to families.
August 07, 2017
Recruitment for the Teen Arts Council (TAC) has begun! Arts Council Oklahoma City is currently taking student applications for the 2017-2018 Teen Arts Council.
July 20, 2017
Arts in the Park, a partnership with the City of Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department, provides FREE summer arts classes for children ages 6-12 in parks and recreation centers across the city. Kids can enjoy hands-on, interactive arts classes including drama, music, printmaking, storytelling, and dance.