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LAUNCHING ECONOMIC IMPACT STUDY

Beginning January 1, 2016, Oklahomans for the Arts (OFTA) will launch a yearlong intensive effort to gather data about Oklahoma’s nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences. Through this effort, we’ll learn about the investments these organizations are making in Oklahoma’s economy. We’ll also assess how audiences spend their money attending cultural events around the state. The Oklahoma study is part of Americans for the Arts‘ national Arts & Economic Prosperity 5.

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ART OF COMMUNITY BUILDING: PRYOR

Strolling down Main Street in Pryor, Oklahoma, you’ll be hard pressed to find a vacant storefront. The street is alive with business, from book and gift stores to restaurants and Oklahoma’s longest continuously running movie theater (the Allred Theater, opened in 1902).

The street hosts a number of community events, such as the popular Pryor Main Street Chili Christmas Festival, with a sidewalk chalk art competition and a chili cook-off sanctioned by the International Chili Society.

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