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Meeting with legislators, Arts Day 2017

Meeting with legislators, Arts Day 2017

Outside the Capitol, Arts Day 2018

Outside the Capitol, Arts Day 2018

2nd Floor Rotunda of the OK Capitol Building, Arts Day 2016

2nd Floor Rotunda of the OK Capitol Building, Arts Day 2016

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Oklahoma Arts Day at the Capitol on April 3, 2019. Your support helped make this event a success for the arts & culture in OK!

Check out our blog to see stories, photos & highlights from Arts Day 2019!

We were so glad to see everyone at the Capitol for Oklahoma Arts Day 2019! 

This event on April 3, 2019 included advocacy training and a celebration of the arts with musical performances & visual arts demonstrations throughout the morning. Arts advocates talked with their legislators about the importance of the arts & culture for people in Oklahoma.

Big thanks to our organizational partners: Norman Arts Council, Oklahoma City Arts Council, OK City Chorus of Sweet Adelines, Oklahoma Museums Association, Sonic, and Route 66 Alliance.

Learn more about our advocacy goals through these fact sheets: Oklahoma Arts Council and Arts Education.

Sign up for our arts & culture advocate email list to stay informed. 

Next year: 

Note for Nonprofit arts & culture Organizations:
Please bring a team of staff, board members and volunteers to deliver information about your impact directly to your legislators. You are welcome to visit as a team or focus on your home legislators. The event will not have display tables for organizations. However, many groups are setting up their own tents and tables. You are welcome to make your own pop up display! 

What you need to know for arts day- 2019

Arts Day 2018 Media Coverage

OU Covers | April 12, 2018 | One OK teacher walkout is worth two in the brush for art education



Oklahoma Gazette | May 11, 2016 | Budget woes put Oklahoma arts in jeopardy
Red Dirt Report | May 5, 2016 | Arts patrons try to head off consolidation move by lawmakers


What is Oklahoma Arts Day?

Oklahomans for the Arts works to increase public investment in arts and culture, public art and arts education by bringing advocates to the State Capitol to talk to their legislators about the importance of the arts to our lives and our economy. Arts advocates attend the event at the State Capitol to meet with legislators and ask them to support arts funding and arts education. There is a kickoff rally and performances throughout the day.


Who are Oklahomans for the Arts?

Oklahomans for the Arts envisions a state where every citizen is able to experience and benefit from arts & culture. Oklahomans for the Arts is a statewide 501c3 nonprofit organization formed in 2011. Supporters and advocates include more than 4,500 business and civic leaders, educators, artists, and arts administrators across the state.


Who Attends Oklahoma Arts Day?

Oklahomans who love arts and culture and know it makes Oklahoma better attend Oklahoma Arts Day. Attendees include artists of all kinds, arts administrators, museum leaders, board members, educators and civic leaders who support the arts. If you are interested, register now!

We encourage arts and culture organization staff, board and volunteers to attend and support the sector. 

Attendees are welcome to drop in for part or participate in the whole day!


Why Should I Go?

Your presence shows legislators the strength of Oklahoma’s statewide arts community. You demonstrate that arts and culture leaders are watching and care how the State invests in our communities.

Your participation will help Legislators understand the value of arts and culture in your own community.


What are the Primary Issues This Year?

Stay tuned for more information about this year’s primary issues.

See our Arts in Oklahoma fact sheet here.

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