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50 STORIES 50 YEARS: THE OKLAHOMA ARTS INSTITUTE

Since the summer of 1977, the Oklahoma Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain has been bringing luminary artists like America’s first Prima Ballerina Maria Tallchief, Emeritus U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall, and the nation’s first female orchestra conductor Judith Somogi to its statewide arts education programs.

And with nearly 40 years of consistent support for the Summer and Fall Institutes, the Oklahoma Arts Council has been a major partner in providing Oklahomans life-changing opportunities to study with the nation’s finest artists.

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50 STORIES 50 YEARS: SHORTGRASS ARTS & HUMANITIES COUNCIL

The funding of the Oklahoma Arts Council is often disbursed to organizations like the Shortgrass Arts & Humanities Council of Altus, who are able to precisely apply it to local needs.

Despite economic and geographic barriers to arts participation in southwest Oklahoma, residents are interested in and support a wide variety of arts activities, from classical to country, from cowboy art to the master painters.

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