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ART OF COMMUNITY BUILDING: EDMOND

The city of Edmond’s public art collection is a testament to the power of public investment in the arts and an incentive for arts advocates to get serious about electing pro-arts candidates to municipal office.

Over the last two decades, elected officials in Edmond have intentionally built public art funds into the city’s budget. Mayors, notably Randel Shadid, and City Councilmembers have worked together to build the infrastructure that has resulted in a public art collection of over 150 pieces valued at over $3.5 million.

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50 STORIES 50 YEARS: THE EDMOND FINE ARTS INSTITUTE

The Fine Arts Institute offers educational enrichment in visual and performing arts to Edmond’s children and adults, believing that art is a necessary part of a well-rounded education.

In 1999, a National Endowment for the Arts-funded community needs assessments identified a gap in arts education in Edmond. The Fine Arts Institute stepped up to fill the gap.

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