For over 50 years, the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts has been a welcome sign of spring and entertainment in downtown Oklahoma City.
Mr. Wonderful and celebrated our 11th anniversary this past weekend. We ate at one of our favorite places Friday night and then on our actual anniversary, we hit the Festival. It was a glorious day outside.
In past years, the Festival has been located around the Myriad Gardens area but this year it tried out new digs at Bicentennial Park in front of the Civic Center Music Hall.
There is something for all ages at this event including events for the kids like face painting and pottery making. The pottery booth was really neat. The kids could paint their pottery and then wait while it was fired and then cooled in buckets of cold water and then presented to them.
And of course for the adults there is live performance on three stages with a line-up of musicians.
There was also a bunch of artwork in varying forms to browse through including pottery, paintings, yard art, sculptures and furniture. I’ve tried to include the names of artists in the following pictures. All were amazing but there were a few I couldn’t locate….
I loved these metal horses by Malen Pierson.
Wouldn’t those be cool out on your front lawn?
And this horse photography by Dona Bollard…swoon.
So many creative things to fawn over at the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts this year.
I was so fascinated by these lawn ornament weather spinners.
I love how the Festival features a wide variety of local eateries on the International flavors of Food Row and partner each eatery with an area non-profit organization.
Their egg rolls are huge and delicious – we had one Chicken and one Ground Turkey Jalapeno Egg Roll plus a side of fried rice. The Turkey Jalapeno was amazing!
And then we had to stop at this guy’s place – C’est Si Bon Catfish & Po-Boys.
He makes some of the BEST catfish you will ever taste – and the sauce? LIQUID GOLD I tell ya!
If you’re ever in town for the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts, make sure you allow plenty of time to visit.
It’s a great treat in the spring!