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The Festival of the Arts is Back

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Looking for some great new artwork for your home?  Check out the Festival of the Arts.  This popular Oklahoma City event returns for 2010.  This time, it takes place on April 20 through the 25.  As always, it will be held at the Festival Plaza, the Myriad Botanical Gardens, and the Stage Center.  Many different pieces of art will be available for purchase.  My favorite part is the huge food court, though—you’ll find everything from pizza to Greek treats to roasted peanuts!  

According to their website, this year’s Festival will feature 144 different articles from around the country, plus a kinetic art exhibit and a sculpture park.  There are also events for children, including hands-on activities.  Plus there’s a special section of the Art Mart just for children.  Kids can buy artwork for $5 or less, allowing them to decorate their rooms with some great pieces.  It’s an amazing way to introduce your kids to the world of art.

In addition to the food and the art, there will also be live performances on several different stages.  Almost 200 different live acts will take the stage over the five days of the Festival, including groups like the Bricktown Clowns, the Edmond Youth Chorus, and the Red Dirt Poets. 

The Festival of the Arts begins on Tuesday, April 20th at 11:00 a.m. and runs through Sunday at 6:00 p.m.  Many different paid parking spaces are located throughout Bricktown, plus the Oklahoma Spirit Trolley line runs near the Festival location.  Admission to the Festival is free.  More information can be found at http://www.artscouncilokc.com/festival-of-the-arts.

Oh, and expect rain—while the Festival is open come rain or shine, everyone in Oklahoma knows that it will be pouring on the day you plan to go to the Festival.  It always happens!

Blogs about the Festival of the Arts:

Scott Buttrum talks about the Festival on his Examiner.com blog.

CommunityOKC features some images from past Festivals.

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