Creativity is available wherever you turn – you can see it in the smooth brush strokes of a modern masterpiece, feel it in the beveled surface of a piece of blown glass and sense it in the bold graphics of a mural on a city street.
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.– Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Let the Oklahoma highway and the destinations therein deliver you to a point of inspiration, a place where you’re experiencing the culture of a community through its people’s eyes and aesthetics.
The creative process is not a single ability that lives in one or other region of the body. It thrives on the dynamism between different ways of thinking and being.– Sir Ken Robinson
Hop from a gallery to a burgeoning print shop in the storied Paseo Arts District.
Experience time-honored craftsmanship through demonstrations at the ARTesian Gallery & Studios.
Tour the picturesque sculpture garden at the The Goddard Center for the Visual and Performing Arts.
Immerse yourself in visual American history at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
Stroll through the Chihuly hall at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, losing yourself in the haze of colors and shapes floating down from the ceiling.
Step out of your comfort zone and see things in a new light. You’ll be glad you did.
In 1970, Ethel Goddard established the Charles B. Goddard Center for the Visual and Performing Arts in Ardmore, Oklahoma, in honor of her late husband. Today, the center serves to provide cultural experiences and arts education for aspiring artists and performers of all ages.
Check out the growing art community in Sulphur, Oklahoma, home to the ARTesian Gallery & Studios. Opened in November 2013, the gallery showcases original Chickasaw artwork, plus studio spaces where you can watch artists as they weave, throw pots, paint and more.
The Ada Arts District welcomes art lovers from all walks of life to enjoy this section of downtown Main Street. Discover cultural and artistic activities as you stroll through historic buildings, galleries, shops, restaurants, studios and more.
The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, located on the University of Oklahoma campus, is known as one of the finest university art museums in the country. Established in 1936, the museum now boasts a nearly 17,000-object permanent collection featuring such visionaries as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Georgia O'Keeffe and Edward Hopper, as well as a large collection of Native American and American Southwest art.
Located in Oklahoma City's Bricktown entertainment district, Exhibit C is one of the latest additions to the downtown area's artistic and retail offerings, housing an art gallery with handcrafted work by Chickasaw artists, both on display and for sale.
Red Earth is home to an impressive permanent collection of over 1,400 objects of Native American fine art, pottery, basketry, textiles and beadwork. Each June, Oklahoma City welcomes the Red Earth Festival, featuring hundreds of award-winning Native artists and dancers who celebrate the richness and diversity of their heritage with the world.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art is home to one of the world's largest, most comprehensive collections of Chihuly glass, with a 55-foot, multi-colored Chihuly tower greeting visitors as they enter the museum's atrium.
The Paseo area was developed in 1929 as the first shopping district in the state, and gradually became home to local artists and musicians. Today, the Paseo's Spanish revival buildings are home to 22 galleries, restaurants, boutiques and more. Be sure to visit for First Friday, the Paseo's monthly art walk, featuring dozens of artists and several opening receptions held in participating district galleries. The Paseo Arts Festival is also held annually on Memorial Day Weekend, combining art, food, music and family fun.
Witness the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s collection of more than 28,000 Western and American Indian art and artifacts that preserve the history and cultures of the American West. Be sure to check out the variety of works by renowned American artist Frederic Remington, as well as the massive “End of the Trail” sculpture that greets visitors upon arrival.
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