Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts

May 2, 2016Katie


For over 50 years, the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts has been a welcome sign of spring and entertainment in downtown Oklahoma City.

Kid activities Oklahoma City Arts Festival 2016

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.

OKC Arts Festival 2016

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.

OKC Civic Center The Conductor statue

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.

kid event activities okc arts festival 2016

And of course for the adults there is live performance on three stages with a line-up of musicians.

music stage OKC city arts festival 2016

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.

metal horse sculptures oklahoma city arts festival 2016

Wouldn’t those be cool out on your front lawn?

metal sculpture okc arts festival

And this horse photography by Dona Bollard…swoon. dona bollard art horses

So many creative things to fawn over at the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts this year.

art pieces oklahoma city festival of the arts 2016
Sculpture by Ancizar Marin

I was so fascinated by these lawn ornament weather spinners.

Video Apr 23, 8 01 16 PM

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.

We chose this- from one of our favorite food trucks – Taste of Soul Egg Roll which was paired with Harn Homestead Museum, also a fav! Taste of Soul Egg Roll at Oklahoma CIty Festival of the Arts

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.

Ken Mills C'est Si Bon Oklahoma CIty

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.

Downtown Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts 2016

It’s a great treat in the spring!

2016 Oklahoma City OKC Festival of the Arts

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