50 STORIES 50 YEARS: THE CHANDLER ICE CREAM FESTIVAL AND CONCERT
The Ice Cream Festival and Concert is an annual opportunity for the diverse population of Chandler, and particularly the underserved populations, to experience all the benefits of the arts and to take pride in the unique character of the city.
The City of Chandler believes that arts and cultural events like the Ice Cream Festival and Concert are not simply amenities but the foundation of the future of the city. Creative activities allow people not only to survive but to thrive!
And this is of utmost importance in rural and largely underserved Chandler. Decreases in public funding through the Oklahoma Arts Council would impede Chandler’s efforts to build and maintain – through the ripple effect of the arts – a healthy and resilient community.
This story celebrates 50 years of the Oklahoma Arts Council and how the state’s investments have positive ripple effects on communities across Oklahoma. See other stories or follow this link for more information.