The festival will take place Tuesday through Sunday downtown at the Festival Plaza, Myriad Botanical Gardens, Stage Center and Hudson Avenue. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information, call 270-4848 or go online to www.artscouncilokc.com.
Tuesday's scheduleCafe Stage •11 a.m.: Opening Ceremonies •Noon: Bricktown Clowns •1 p.m.: South Bound Mule (bluegrass) •2 p.m.: Jonathon Cigary (pop/rock) •3 p.m.: The Scrapiron Quartet •4 p.m.: Grandpa Griffith (indie rock/pop) •5 p.m.: Heartland Voices (choral) •6 p.m.: Spiritful Voices Community Choir •7:30 p.m.: The Al Good Orchestra (big band) Crystal Stage •11 a.m.: Davis Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Honor Choir •Noon: Sequoyah Elementary Honor Strings (instrumental) •1 p.m.: Rose State College 15th Street Band (instrumental) •2 p.m.: Capps Middle School Eighth-Grade Choir •3 p.m.: The McTeggart Irish Dancers of Oklahoma •4 p.m.: Dance Xpress Oklahoma! •5 p.m.: Highland East Junior High Chorus •6 p.m.: "Festival Idol” auditions (talent show) •7:30 p.m.: Sellers Dance Performance Group Water Stage •11 a.m.: Lori Colbart (classical) •Noon: Broken Dream (rock) •1 p.m.: Acoustic Lighting (pop/jazz) •2 p.m.: On the Other Hand — Songs in American Sign Language •3 p.m.: Alison & Greg Magill (standards/folk/pop) •4 p.m.: Second Street Band (rock) •5 p.m.: Mariachi Orgullo de America •6 p.m.: Unlabeled (rock/pop/variety) •7:30 p.m.: Jackson's Brew (pop/variety/R&B)
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Robbie Kienzle paints the face of a woolie caterpillar during preparation for the annual Festival of the Arts in downtown Oklahoma City. The festival, known for attracting rain, as well as outstanding artists, kicks off its annual run Tuesday. The forecast calls for warm temperatures and light winds. Details and a schedule, Page 4A BY JACONNA AGUIRRE, THE OKLAHOMAN