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The Paseo Arts District

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One of my favorite parts of Oklahoma City is the Paseo Arts District.  It’s a really neat little cultural area full of fun shops and restaurants.  But you could say that about a number of places.  What makes the Paseo different?  It’s difficult to put it into words.  Part of it includes the events, workshops, and classes the Paseo offers.  Part of it is the people themselves.  And part of it is just the experience.

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The Rink Gallery is Definitely an Interesting Experience

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The Rink’s name is derived from the fact that it used to be an ice skating area where kids of all ages could enjoy playing hockey or figure skating.  Now the ice has been removed, and the twenty seven thousand square feet of space has been turned into a winding pathway with thousands of different items showcased by the more than one hundred different dealers and artisans.  The high ceilings that were originally built as part of the ice rink, now serve to make the gallery have a very lofty feeling, so that even though the path can feel cramped at times, I did not ever get the feeling of claustrophobia.

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The Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City

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With all of the hoopla surrounding the opening of the new outlet mall in Northwest Oklahoma City I was a little hesitant to go and visit them for myself.  One reason is that I happened to drive by the mall soon after it opened and saw that people were parking on the side of the street almost a half mile away just to go shopping.  I promptly decided that I was going to avoid the onslaught of the shopping lemmings and the mall until after it had died down.

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25th Annual Fall Peace Festival

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Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?  Well, time is starting to tick down!  If you’re looking for some really unique or different gifts, we’ve got just the thing for you: the 25th Annual Fall Peace Festival.  This festival features more than 50 different local craftsmen and social justice groups.  It will be held on Saturday, November 12, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Admission is completely free, too!

The festival has two main features: shopping and entertainment.  Who doesn’t love at least one of those?  The shopping feature will be handled by local groups and artists.  You’ll find jewelry, clothing, and many other decorative items just in time for the holidays.  Plus, you’re sure to find at least one great holiday gift for someone.

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