Crystal clear sky with 80 degree calm air is soothing the minds of a great turnout crowd for the first day of the Festival.Art of many different genres and mediums is available for viewing and purchase.As is Roasted Corn and smoked Turkey Legs.OOOH LALA...the aromas!Funnel Cakes!Beer on tap. I'm getting thirsty.Music and talents and different stages satisfy .Oh the sounds,suds and sights!This of course is being held at the beautiful Myriad Botanical Gardens and Carpenter square.And you can also sample the surrounding restaurants during the day...The Lunch Box(perfect plate roast beef),Coney Island, Peacock ...all within walking distance.If you have questions ask the guys and gals in yellow caps and blue shirts that are OKC "Ambassadors". Image by Teodoro Leon III
The 2009 Festival of the Arts takes place April 21-26 in Downtown Oklahoma City at the Festival Plaza, Stage Center and the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free. Pets are not allowed(except for handicap assisted).
The Visual Arts include 144 Plaza Artists from across the nation that exhibit on Hudson Avenue, Windscapes, a kinetic art exhibit in the Myriad Gardens, and a large-scale SculpturePark exhibit in the Stage Center Lawn.
The Culinary Arts consist of the International Food Row. Each food vendor is partnered with an area non-profit organization.
The Performing Arts includes four stages of non-stop performing arts and entertainment, and street performers roaming the grounds.
Arts for Children and Families include hands-on activities in the Children's Area for just $2. image by Teodoro Leon III
The Young-At-Art Mart returns as the children only shopping venue with all artwork affordably priced for $5 or less. Families should also visit face painting and Pottery Place and Creation Station for more fun!
For more information call (405) 270-4848. Image by Teodoro Leon III
Oklahoma City Library...feet away from the Festival of the Arts...please do visit!