Latest news for the Arts Council programs and events.
April 29, 2018
Today is the last day of Festival of the Arts 2018! That means it’s your last chance to peruse Artist Square, indulge in favorites like Strawberries Newport, have your caricature drawn, and so much more. It might be the last day, but there’s still lots to do!
April 28, 2018
The Festival of the Arts provides family-friendly fun for all ages. Check out our variety of lively activities for the whole family when you head to the Festival this weekend.
April 27, 2018
The Festival of the Arts is picking up momentum as we head into day 4. Looking for an excuse to celebrate spring with friends? Venture to Festival and grab a drink in Park West or Six Day Cellars, where premium wine and beer are served in 21+ exclusive tents. Head to the SW corner of Bicentennial Park or to City Hall to located the hand-selected craft beverages.
April 26, 2018
Have you checked the forecast for tonight? It’s going to be the perfect weather for an evening at Festival! Grab your friends or family and join us at Bicentennial Park for a night of art, food, music and more!
April 25, 2018
Festival is in full swing! Join us at Bicentennial Park as our six day celebration of visual, culinary and performing arts continues! Feeling inspired by all of the artists at Festival? You can be an artist too!
April 24, 2018
Join us in kicking off the 2018 Festival of the Arts. Don’t miss out on Festivals featured international food row, performing artists and 144 artist exhibits. When you arrive, make sure you pick up a map at Festival Headquarters, located in the center of Bicentennial Park on Colcord Dr. You won’t want to miss the demonstrations and performances happening around the Festival all day long.
April 05, 2018
The Artisans descended on Film Row this week to learn about The Art of Photography. This event was hosted at Randy Coleman Photography where current Artisans and prospective members were greeted with light bites, sponsored by Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse, and local brews, sponsored by Vanessa House Beer Company.
April 03, 2018
As schools across Oklahoma City close to support the statewide teacher walkout, Arts Council Oklahoma City is committed to continuing to provide arts education to students through the All Access Arts program.
March 06, 2018
Today, Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) announced the continuation of the Arts Partnership for OKCPS for the 2018-2019 school year. The partnership, which helps bring visual arts, theater, dance, and music into OKCPS classrooms, will have a budget of $160,000 for next school year thanks to the donations of Gardner Tanenbaum Holdings.
March 02, 2018
As Teen Arts Council gears up to create their own collaborative artwork for this year’s Teen Arts Showcase, experiencing the positive nature of the relation between art and community is an important part of the process. With this in mind, the Teen Arts Council visited Symbiotic at the Hulsey Gallery, located within the Norick Art Center at Oklahoma City University.
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!