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Oklahoma Arts Conference

2018 Oklahoma Arts Conference

Conference Schedule
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018Thursday, October 25, 2018Post-conference
Friday, October 26, 2018
9:00am - 5:00pm Kaleidoscope OKC Tour
Room: TBD
Oklahoma City’s diverse and vibrant urban core features many evolving, emerging, and newly revived creative spaces and cultural districts. On the Kaleidoscope OKC Tour, you will get an exclusive panorama of these stories of transformation. Stops will include the forthcoming world-class American Indian Cultural Center and Museum, the restored Page Woodson Auditorium, the Oklahoma Contemporary Showroom on the site of their future 53,000 sq. ft. art center., the Asian District’s recently activated Military Park, the Homeless Alliance’s WestTown Resource Campus, historic Capitol Hill, and the experiential and immersive Factory Obscura art installation. Live performances and demonstrations by local artists will be presented at select tour stops. Public art will be included. Participants will enjoy a lunch provided by OKC Black Eats— a local initiative celebrating black culinary artists and the cuisine of the African American community. Afternoon refreshments will also be available and bus transportation to all sites will be provided. Cost for the full-day tour is $50 per person. Space is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. Check in between 9:00-9:30 a.m. at the registration desk inside the 21C Museum and Hotel (900 W. Main Street). The tour will depart at 9:30 a.m.

For the full conference experience, register for the Kaleidoscope OKC Tour and enjoy the colorful threads that comprise Oklahoma City’s cultural fabric.
10:00am - 4:30pm Oklahoma Cultural Arts, Heritage and Folk Art Forum
Room: TBD
Traditional art forms steeped in the history of the diverse people and cultures of Oklahoma are inseparable from our identity as a state. These art forms are uniquely handed down from one generation to the next through informal yet meticulous practice, and because they are precious resources, they deserve our full attention. As the Oklahoma Arts Council embarks on a new initiative to support and elevate Oklahoma's rich folk and traditional arts and cultures, we are pleased to offer this important forum. The forum will center on a discussion of ways to support deeper engagement with Oklahoma's diverse cultural practices. It will also include a focus on ways to engage refugees and new immigrant populations. Oklahoma folk artists, tradition bearers, cultural representatives, and others are encouraged to take part in this special convening, offered through a partnership between the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information contact our Assistant Director.