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OVAC’s 1988 VisionMakers art show | Photo Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition / provided

OVAC celebrates 30 years of cultivating art in the state

OVAC celebrates 30 years of cultivating art in the state

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition celebrates 30 years of cultivating art in the state.

The new community arts center will be home to an after-school program and summer arts program. (Bring Back the Music / provided)

Thanks to an NEA grant, Spencer will soon boast a community arts center

“It’s a prime example of how a small city government and a local nonprofit recognized a need in their community,” Oklahoma Arts Council director of marketing Joel Gavin said.


Jazz in June welcomes Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio, Mike Hosty & Jamie Oldaker and more

Smith was recently named a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master.

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Metro veterans benefit from art program

College-level arts courses renew veterans’ confidence, purpose and identity.

Brittny Meeks, Americorp volunteer, reads to children during an afterschool program at Hilldale Elementary, Thursday, April 6, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Local impact: Proposed federal budget cuts threaten to reduce or eliminate social services and humanities agencies

Oklahoma Humanities, AmeriCorps and Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma will most likely be affected if federal program budgets are cut.

Jennifer Teel, from left to right, Hudson Ratcliff and Lexi Windsor star in Lyric Theatre's production of James and the Giant Peach.  Photo by KO Rinearson

Lyric Theatre hosts a sensory-safe production of James and the Giant Peach

The production is presented in partnership with Washington, D.C.’s Adventure Theatre.

Lana Lopez during Acrylic Painting taught by Bert Seabourn during this 8 week winter art class, 2-18-14, at Oklahoma Contemporary, 3000 General Pershing Blvd., at the Fairgrounds.  mh

Study shows low arts consumption in Oklahoma

Citizens in the state’s cities remain the main consumers of art.

Pollard urges Oklahomans to contact Congress over proposed arts cuts

The House of Representatives has already approved some $45 million in cuts, but the Senate has not voted yet. The Pollard receives just more than $50,000 a year from the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives 20 percent of its grant-making budget from the NEA. A cut to the OAC via cuts to the NEA would

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