Oklahoma Arts Day: FAQ
May 5, 2015
Oklahoma State Capitol
Organized by Oklahomans for the Arts
What is Oklahoma Arts Day?
Oklahomans for the Arts works to increase public investment in arts and culture, public art and arts education by bringing arts advocates to the State Capitol to talk to their legislators about the importance of the arts to our lives and our economy.
Annually at least 400 arts advocates attend the event at the State Capitol, which includes meeting with legislators to ask them to support arts funding and arts education, displays by nonprofit arts organizations, performances and a kickoff rally. The event is free to attend.
Who are Oklahomans for the Arts?
Oklahomans for the Arts envisions a state where every citizen is able to experience and benefit from arts & culture. Oklahomans for the Arts is a statewide 501c3 nonprofit organization formed in 2011. Supporters and advocates include more than 3,500 business and civic leaders, educators, artists, and arts administrators across the state.
Who Attends Oklahoma Arts Day?
Attendees include artists of all kinds, arts administrators, museum leaders, board members, educators and civic leaders who support the arts. If you love arts and culture and know it makes Oklahoma better, register now!
A limited number of nonprofit arts and culture organization booths are available. In past years, we ran out of space, so please sign up early. Organizations are welcome to share table space with other groups from their area. See more information for nonprofit arts and culture organizations here.
Registration is free of charge. Attendees are welcome to drop in for part or participate in the whole day!
Why Should I Go?
Your presence shows legislators the strength of Oklahoma’s statewide arts community. You demonstrate that arts and culture leaders are watching and care how the State invests in our communities.
What are the Primary Issues?
This event is FUN, INSPIRING & IMPORTANT. Register here.
Schedule for Oklahoma Arts Day
May 5, 2015
All events at the:
2300 N. Lincoln Boulevard
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Attendees are welcome to drop in for part or participate in the whole day!
8:00 am: Registration & Coffee, 2nd Floor West Lobby
9:00 am: Kickoff Rally, State Supreme Court Ceremonial Chambers, 2nd Floor
10:00 am–3:00 pm: Visit Your Legislators
10:00 am-2:00 pm: Arts and Cultural Organization Displays Open, 4th Floor Rotunda
Also at the Capitol:
4:00-5:30 pm Celebration, Oklahoma A+ Schools, 2nd Floor
The night before: Join other arts advocates for social time, May 4, 8 pm at Oak & Ore, 1732 NW 16th in the Plaza District [any OK Arts Day attendee or supporter welcome]
Thanks to the Oklahoma Arts Day Committee:
Chair: Jonathan Fowler (Norman)
Marjorie Bontemp (Tulsa)
Charlie Burns (Woodward)
Mary Cline (Alva)
Rob Crissinger (Yukon)
Kay Decker (Alva)
Joann Frizzell (Tulsa)
Daniel Lay (Shawnee)
Cayla Lewis (OKC)
Taylor Maudlin (Norman)
Kyla McMoran (Norman)
Ann Neal (Miami)
Stacy Cramer Moore (Duncan)
Isaac Rocha (Tulsa)
Jessica Stout (Miami)
Lucy Swanson (Guthrie)
Angela Williams (Paoli)
Amy Young (OKC)
Thanks to the Oklahoma Arts Day Partners:
Graceful Arts Gallery and Studios/City of Alva’s Cultural Enterprise District
Nonprofit partnership information can be found here.
Thanks to the Oklahoma Arts Day Sponsors:
Sponsorship information can be found here.
Can’t Come in Person?
OFTA will offer ways to help if you can't visit them in person. If you aren’t able to attend, follow us on Facebook & Twitter and make sure you are on our email list to hear more. http://www.oklahomansforthearts.org/advocacy?vvsrc=%2fRegister
Julia Kirt, Executive Director
Nicole Palmeter, Administrative Assistant