Party planned for The Womb gallery moves to Oklahoma City Farmers Public Market

The Womb, an art gallery co-owned by Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne, will remain closed by the Oklahoma City Fire Marshal, and a New Year's Eve party scheduled at the former garage will proceed at the Farmers Public Market.
by Steve Lackmeyer Published: December 31, 2011

“There were just too many issues that have to be addressed in a short amount of time for the city to issue a permit for the event at that location,” Stanaland said.

Stanaland said owners of the Farmers Market went through similar issues when it opened as an event venue a couple years ago, but the problems were resolved, and it has the department's blessing as an alternative spot for the party and art show.

Sinnett said he is grateful for the last-minute offer by the Farmers Market, 311 S Klein, and a move of the art displays was under way Friday afternoon.

“There are a couple of things we need to address, but they're not completely stifling,” Sinnett said of the permit issues for reopening The Womb.

“If we address them in a timely fashion, there is hope for the future of The Womb. We're not giving up, we're not defeated. We want to make sure we're compliant, that we're looking out for people's safety, and that we have something that is sustainable.”

by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's Metropolitan...
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