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Picnic in Oklahoma City's Plaza District to Take Place for Second Friday, June 14 2013

Kerry Myers Published: June 11, 2013
For June LIVE on the Plaza, we are transforming the a Plaza street corner into a lovely grassy picnic area. We will have fresh produce from Urban Agrarian to snack on while you sit and play for awhile or to take with you on your stroll down 16th. Kick back and relax or bring the kiddos for outdoor games and fun! 

The Plaza District is very excited to welcome Backpacks with a Purpose to LIVE. BWAP will be throwing a launch party to kick off their new retail line of backpacks. For every one backpack sold through BWAP, two will be donated to a non-profit in need. During this event, this Oklahoma-based company will also have a photo booth, DJ, and giveaways of t-shirts, gift certificates, and food – all from local businesses. 

We have got a lot of great local artist talent in this community! Stop into IVC Galleries for this month’s featured artist Mikul Anderson. Mikul’s work is described as “a wonderful and dream-like interpretation of the beautiful city and landscapes of Oklahoma.” The Salvage Room will be hosting local photographer, Ross Adams and his series of photos, “My Stupid Life.” Be sure to pop into DNA Galleries for featured art from Bombs Away, they will have several prints available for sell as well. Max from Bomb Shelter and Dig It have teamed up this month to bring an extra special window display as well as the release of Bomb Shelter’s new artbook, “Monsters.” The series of images and installations have been on display over the past few months during LIVE. Tree & Leaf will also debut the first of many poster print artists. Each month, T&L will host a new artist and premiere a special screen printed poster of the artists work. For June, the artist will be Alesa Clymer, whose work features whimsical animals painted and illustrated beautifully.


LIVE wouldn’t be LIVE without live music. Catch Porch Mice at Bad Granny’s then swing by next door to The Parish for The Younglings and Matt Jewett & The Rowdy Dows. The Parish will also be featuring works from local artist, Anna Rutherford, as well as providing $1 espresso drinks. 

Inspired by all the creativity around here? Stop in to Paint N Cheers for a class. This month’s painting will be Van Gogh’s Night Cafe. They will also be selling 2 for 1 class tickets. You won’t want to miss the opportunity for such a good deal!


This month, LIVE on the Plaza will also be partnering with OKC Midtown Rotary Club to host an Arts & Crafts Silent Auction. There will handmade wares from several local artists including a quilt created from Oklahoma-themed t-shirts by artist JD McCoy. You can also check out some of JD’s creations in DNA Galleries. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the tornado relief efforts of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. 

LIVE on the Plaza is the Plaza District’s second Friday artwalk. LIVE on the Plaza is presented/sponsored by Fowler Volkswagen. Each second Friday, Plaza District businesses stay open late with featured artists, outdoor artist market, live music, special events, local shopping and much more!
What’s happening during LIVE on the Plaza:
Picnic and outdoor games
Produce from Urban Agrarian
Backpacks with a Purpose Launch Party
OKC Midtown Rotary Club Arts & Crafts Auction to Benefit Tornado Relief
Bad Granny’s - 
Porch Mice 8pm
Bomb Shelter - Artbook & T-shirt release
Dig It - Bomb Shelter window display, artbook & T-shirt release
DNA Galleries - Featured art from Bombs Away
IVC Galleries – Featured Artist, Mikul Anderson
Paint N Cheers - Painting Class: Van Gogh’s Night Cafe, 6:30pm
The Parish - Featured Artist, Anna Rutherford, Live music from The Younglings 7pm & Matt Jewett & The Rowdy Dows 8:30pm
The Salvage Room - Featured Artist, Ross Adams
Tree & Leaf - Featured Artist, Alesa Clymer
Food Trucks:
Big Truck Tacos
Heo’s Kitchen
Frank’s Wurst
La Gumbo Ya Ya
Taste of Soul

Roxy’s Ice Cream Social

Information courtesy of Cayla Lewis, Plaza District Communications Coordinator.
For more info, visit
Sponsored by Fowler VW of Norman



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