Festival of the Arts gets greener, begins Tuesday in downtown Oklahoma City

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A version of this story appears in Friday’s Weekend Life section of The Oklahoman. Oklahoma City’s Festival of the Arts gets greener Festival of the Arts, downtown Oklahoma City’s longtime rite of spring, is...

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