OKLAHOMA CITY – More than 140 Talented visual artists from across the Nation will line the streets in downtown Oklahoma City for the 56th Annual Festival of the Arts on April 19-24.
The event will take in OKC’s Bicentennial Park.
“The Festival of the Arts would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our volunteers,” said Volunteer Co-Chair Kristen Torkelson. “They will devote countless hours of time and effort in the coming weeks to ensure the Festival is a fun-filled event for the over 750,000 people who will attend.”
Along with over 250 visual and performing artists, the 2022 Festival of the Arts will feature the return of traditional food tents. Additionally, an expanded family area on the east side of City Hall will offer entrainment, art projects and more for Younger visitors just starting their Lifelong love of Festival of the Arts, said organizers.
“We’ve heard from so many people who did everything they could to support us through the Pandemic, but who truly missed enjoying the spring season at the Festival of the Arts.” became Executive Director Peter Dolese. “We are immeasurably excited to bring back the traditions of Oklahoma City, and visitors from across the country, look forward to every year.”
The 22 food vendors attending the festival will be returning in their traditional food tents. People can discover unique flavors from hand-pulled noodles to Indian tacos, to turkey legs and gyros, there is truly something for everyone and no shortage of Delicious items to try.
The Festival of the Arts will feature non-stop performances across three stages from your favorite local artists. These performances will offer a wide variety of entertainment options, including dancing, clogging, rock and roll, opera and everything in between.
The expanded children’s area for the festival will surround the city hall and offer entertainment and family fun. The Children’s Art Field on the Northwest lawn of the city hall is the perfect spot for little artists to create their own masterpieces. The Pottery Place on the Southwest lawn of city hall will give people the chance to select, glaze, and fire their very own pot or vase.
Face painting will be available on the Northeast corner of Bicentennial Park.
On Saturday, April 23, people can visit the Youth Art Sale and purchase art from the next generation of Oklahoma artists. The one-day sale will feature a variety of pieces all created by artists between the ages of eight to 18.
Parking will be available in the Arts District Garage located just south of the city hall, as well as the lot located at 444 West Reno. Paid parking is also available in lots and garages located throughout downtown Oklahoma City and limited street parking is located around the Perimeter of the event.
The festival will take place in the rain or shine. Festival goers are encouraged to leave their pets at home.
For more information, call 405-270-4848 or visit artscouncilokc.com.