Arts & Economic Prosperity 5: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts & Cultural Organizations and Their Audiences in the State of Oklahoma was published in June.
“It’s a good environment for the whole family. It’s a good place for a date night. It’s nice just to relax, get away and enjoy the beauty of art in whatever form or fashion it appeals to you,” Traci Shelton said.
“In the beginning, we didn’t call it 16th Street because 20 years ago, no one wanted to go south of 63rd Street,” Hogan said. “We just talked about the Plaza District. … A lot of things have changed.”
Museum visitors participate in real-world experiences in hands-on exhibits.
“We wanted to come up with a model that could potentially be replicable in other schools as well as something that is sustainable for the long-term,” Karper said. “It is an opportunity for artists, but it also benefits students.”
Creative Oklahoma fosters innovative thinking and honors Oklahoma Creativity Ambassadors at its annual gala.
“They are trying to create and turn citizens against the environment and environmentalism, which troubles me more than anything,” Bridgwater said.
“We’re looking for energy; we’re looking for ideas,” Green said.
Sixty Oklahoma nonprofits will use the funds for arts, education, health, social services and other outreach programs.
Citizens in the state’s cities remain the main consumers of art.