TOP 11 REASONS TO GO TO OK ARTS DAY:
By Lucy Swanson, Oklahoma Arts Day Co-Chair and Founder of The Arts in Guthrie
11. Did you say Sugar Free Allstars and Chase Kerby rockin’ the Capitol? YES! And Chill with the beautiful sounds of the OKC Philharmonic’s Brass Duo…Sweeeeeet!
10. Learn about the huge renovation of our State Capitol that is underway and see the backrooms of “The People’s House” with the man in charge.
Walking tour with Trait Thompson at 12:30 from the 1st Floor Rotunda.
9. Connect with arts leaders and artists to learn what’s on the horizon for organizations from across the state – it’s like a huge brainstorming session!
Arts and culture leaders are coming from 22 communities so far.
8. Be greeted with the sounds of talented musicians and visual artists from across the state. How do you say, “Howdy!” in E♭ minor?
7. The Capitol is FULL OF ART! Explore the State Arts Collection and amazing artwork all over the State Capitol with the folks who care for it all. (They know EVERYTHING!!)
Arts walking tours leave from the top of the Grand Staircase at 11, 12 and 1.
6. Support arts education, artists and the arts and culture sector!
See legislative priorities here.
5. Cheer from the peanut gallery. The Oklahoma Arts Institute will be honored for 40 years as Oklahoma’s Official School of the Arts serving high school students and public educators.
1:30 on the floor of the House of Representatives (go to 5th floor gallery seats to watch)
4. Class Photo!!! Who doesn’t love to have a selfie taken with famous people? Well, here’s your chance to be in a photo with the most talented and impressive people you will ever want to know!
Photo after kickoff (about 10 am) on the Grand Staircase
3. Speak with the execs from the Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahomans for the Arts, and Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, among others, to find out what the State of The Arts is in Oklahoma. It’s always a good idea to go straight to the top!
See list of organizations hosting tables.
2. See your legislators in action! Meet the very people who make the decisions that affect your life every day. Let them put a face to a name.
Tips on meeting your legislator.
1. Because you have a voice and YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE!!!
Learn more and sign up here: www.oklahomansforthearts.org/arts-day