You know spring has arrived in Oklahoma when it's time for the Festival of the Arts.
The festival is a rite of spring that many Oklahomans look forward to all year long. Each year, since its inception in 1967, the Festival of the Arts has grown. The next festival is planned for April 26-May 1 in downtown Oklahoma City at the Festival Plaza, Stage Center and the Myriad Botanical Gardens.
At the Festival of the Arts, you will find more than 140 visual artists exhibiting their work. These artists range from painters to sculptors to jewelry crafters, and just about any other medium imaginable.
Additionally, the festival features musical entertainment on several stages throughout its duration. Dance classes of all ages and styles perform and various other acts get their time on stage, including performance artists, acrobats and various cultural dancers.
Perhaps one of the biggest draws to the Festival of the Arts is International Food Row. Dozens of local restaurants bring out their best menu items. Nowhere else will you find so many delicious, gourmet choices in one location.
At the Youth Plaza and all around the festival grounds, kids of all ages can participate in hands-on art activities. There's even a Young-at-Art Mart, where kids can shop for artwork all priced at $5 or less.
For more information about the Festival of the Arts, go to www.artscouncilokc.com/festival-of-the-arts.