Latest news for the Arts Council programs and events.
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.
July 17, 2017
Since the early 1990s, All Access Arts has served central Oklahoma’s need for quality arts instruction and engagement. all Access Arts (AAA) supports cognitive, social and creative development through an artist-in-residence program, interactive performances, and visual and performing arts education. AAA covers individuals across the age spectrum from preschoolers to seniors.
July 06, 2017
Neighborhood Arts brings in musical styles and performance arts to round out the cultural offerings available over the summer at local libraries around Oklahoma City. The performances are sponsored by the Metropolitan Library System, Arts Council Oklahoma City, National Endowment of the Arts, and the Oklahoma Arts Council, and aim to provide access to music, dance and visual arts education to the community.
June 23, 2017
A new addition to the All Access Arts line up of programs this year, the Dance to Learn initiative addresses community need by providing dance/movement education and enrichment in a safe educational environment. Our carefully selected teaching artists, along with school staff, have set out to help students establish a dance vocabulary, build artistic knowledge and skills, and gain confidence as performers.
June 15, 2017
As part of our Art in the Park program this week, participants are creating a zoo of clay animals. Under the instruction of teaching artist Kristina Haden, young artists are learning proper techniques for a variety of clay tools, acrylic paints, and other materials to create clay sculptures.
June 02, 2017
The All Access Arts initiative, Arts in Schools, is ending another successful school year of arts education in Oklahoma city. A big thank you goes out to all of the teaching artists, administrators, and community supporters for bringing the arts to the parts of our city that need it most. While the official school year may be coming to a close, the summer fun is just warming up, check out what’s happening near you.
June 01, 2017
The Atrium at the Downtown Library came alive Tuesday evening with the sights and sounds of the Teen Arts Council 2017 Art Showcase. With drawing, photography, and other visual art as well as viola performances and poetry readings, the event highlighted the diversity of the arts embraced by the Oklahoma City community.
May 30, 2017
The Sunday Twilight Concert series is back and better than ever! Join us every Sunday evening from June through August for live music that’s free and fun for the whole family.