Join us at Google’s #SmallThanks party in the 16th Street Plaza District, celebrating our favorite local small businesses. Bring the kids for family-friendly fun, photo booths, and raffles with prizes from local businesses and Google — including the Google Home. If you’re gift shopping, you’ll find something for everyone here. And if you’re sick of turkey leftovers, come get free samples from:
Oklahoma City's Premier Mural Exhibition
The Oklahoma Mural Syndicate is pleased to announce the lineup of artists and programming for its third annual Plaza Walls Mural Expo, presented by Spaces Real Estate and powered by Google. From its humble beginning as a pilot project of rotating outdoor murals, Plaza Walls has evolved to become Oklahoma’s best outdoor mural gallery, attracting world-class local and international talent.
From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, twenty-four artists will make their mark upon the Plaza District’s historic walls as local DJs The Moneymakin’ Jam Boys and Nymasis bring the beats while emcees Sativa Prophets and StuddaBudda entertain the crowd. This year’s artist lineup includes: Ackzilla, Amuse126, Anamarietta, Cassie Stover, Danielle O’Malley, Denise Duong, Dusty Gilpin, Dylan Bradway, Holey Kids, Jake Beeson, Jakey Cakes, Jason Pawley, JUURI, Kris Kanaly, Merlot, Monster Steve, Rhiana Deck, Sullystring, Sean Vali, Tony Thunder, Wane COD, and Yeehaw Pizza.
In addition to the new pieces being created in the alleys, the Oklahoma Mural Syndicate will debut four large-scale murals. Ohio-based artist Monster Steve takes over the Saints Pub Wall, sponsored by STAPLEGUN; Chicago-based artists Merlot and Amuse126 will cover the Everything Goes Dance Studio Wall, sponsored by Tinker Federal Credit Union; Puerto Rican artist Anamarietta will paint the Indiana Avenue Wall, sponsored by TokenEx; and Oklahoma City-native Denise Duong will bring her whimsical scenes to the newest alley wall alongside Lyric Theatre, sponsored by Paycom.
Each year, thousands of guests walk through the alley as artists create murals. In addition to this unique opportunity to see large-scale murals painted live, the Oklahoma Mural Syndicate is partnering with the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center to offer guests the opportunity to pick up a can of spray paint and contribute to a public mural on a temporary wall.
The Plaza Walls Expo would not be possible without its in-kind sponsors Mason Realty Investors, Waco of Oklahoma, HIS Paint, The Okay See, Walker Companies and Empire Slice House. For more information about the expo, including sponsorship opportunities, tours and artist inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In celebration of the revitalized District, the Plaza District Association holds the Plaza District Festival each fall. The festival highlights a wide array of Oklahoma’s own performing artists, visual artists, live musicians and children's activities.
In the spirit of Lyric’s hit production, The Who’s Tommy, When We’re Gone is a rock musical that follows Todd, an angst-ridden teen, in plague-ridden, 14th-century London and his desire to make great art in a time of great need. This wildly creative new musical strikes a brilliant balance of modern day characters, a pop-punk score and the life-changing events of 1349. Anyone who has ever wondered what life is all about will be enlightened, entertained and amazed. This musical contains adult language and adolescent themes. Words by Alana Jacoby Music by Scotty Arnold Directed by Michael Baron Groups discounts available!
Get ready to celebrate one of Oklahoma City's best festivals! This month, our theme is Back to School. We will also continue our Outdoor Market featuring work from local artists & live music!
Calm Waters Center for Children and Families
Dig It - Fanny Pack Fashion Show featuring fanny packs designed by local artists and inspired by Plaza Businesses.
Saints - Spelling Bee
Bad Granny's Bazaar - Live Music
DNA Galleries - Becca West: Caricature Portraits, Coloring Sheet, Crayon and coloring book Drive for Project Kindness OK, Buy one backpack from BWAP • Backpacks With A Purpose and one backpack is donated to a child in need.
Art Show: Feat. Ruth Loveland + Kalee Jones W. + Brad Hill
Oklahoma's Credit Union - Giant Pong
Fowler Automotive - Fowler “Test” Drive. It’s Are you Smarter Than a 5th Grader meets Cash Cab. If they pass the test they get a gift card to a Plaza business.
92.9 The Edge live broadcasting in front of Oak & Ore
The Forge Okc by Iron Masters: Live Forging
Oklahoma City Thunder Bolt by OGE
Many More to be announced!
Outdoor Market Featured Artists:
Friends of the Plaza VIP Area: 6:30-8pm
Location: Backyard of Aurora
Join the FOP VIP experience with treats courtesy of Fowler Automotive and Anthem Brewing Company, LLC, Official Craft Beer of Friends of the Plaza. Friends of the Plaza is presented by Fowler Automotive. Not a Friend? Sign up or renew here: http://www.plazadistrict.org/fop/
LIVE on the Plaza is presented by Fowler Automotive and Oklahoma's Credit Union.
The Plaza District is the place to be on a Thursday night if you’re looking for live music and good vibes.
Saints Sessions is a jazz show that happens every Thursday night at Saints Pub in the Plaza. The show starts at 8 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m., and there’s a $10 cover at the door. Every week, we bring in nationally-renowned artists to hang out and jam.
On June 14th, Raul Reyes will be joining us. Reyes is a cuban-born bass player who came to the U.S. eight years ago. He received his Bachelor's Degree of Bass Performance at UCO and is pursuing his Master's of Jazz Performance at the University of North Texas. Joining Reyes will be joined by Sweden native Stefan Karlsson, whose discography includes more than 70 recordings, and Quincy Davis, a Michigan-born jazz drummer who made a name for himself in New York in the 2000s and is the current assistant professor for Drumset at University of North Texas. He’s played with Wynton Marsalis, Peter Berstein, and Roy Hargrove,and many other notable names in jazz.