LIVE on the Plaza - Storytelling

We are celebrating storytelling at our first LIVE on the Plaza of 2017! From a poetry slam to a book drive, there will be something for all story lovers. 

What's happening during LIVE:
Collected Thread - 
Storytime with Tracey Zeeck, signing and selling copies of her book, "The Not In Here Story" 
Dig It - Meet Art Sunday, Oklahoma's greatest "story" teller, all coats and sweaters 25% off
DNA Galleries - Featured Artists: Jim Trosper and Annie Doan

Fowler Auto - Fowler Fire Pit
Pie Junkie - $4 slices
Roxy's Ice Cream Social - Seasonal flavor: chocolate covered strawberry
Thrive Mama Collective - Birth Story Circle
Tree and Leaf - Featured Artist: Sean Eldridge
The Venue - Artsy Beatdown Comedy Show

Please bring any new or gently used books to donate to Citizens Caring for Children to any of the above participating LIVE businesses.

Food Trucks:
Blue Donkey Cafe
Murphy's Smokehouse

Friends of the Plaza VIP Area: (6:30pm-8pm)
Location: The Barn
Not a Friend of the Plaza? Signup/Renew Here: plazadistrict.org/fop

LIVE on the Plaza is presented by Fowler Auto and Oklahoma Employees Credit Union

CALL FOR ARTISTS - 2017 LIVE ON THE PLAZA OUTDOOR MARKET

Applications are open until February 6th for artists for the 2017 season of the LIVE on the Plaza Outdoor Market. 

LIVE is the Plaza District's monthly artwalk featuring art shows, live music, and local shopping. The association hosts an outdoor artist market, where an audience averaging 4,000 can visit local artist tables. The Outdoor Market takes place from April through October. 

ARTIST SELECTION CRITERIA
-Fine art painting, prints, photography and three dimensional works (functional or non-functional,) jewelry, ceramics, and handmade craft. No t-shirt vendors accepted.

-Locally made specialty food such as jams, jellies, salsa, oils etc. Canned & packaged goods. (will have to meet Health Department inspection)

- Made in Oklahoma art and products only

- The artist must display an active social media presence. The committee would like to see selected vendors cross promote the event to their clients, fans and followers.

SELECTION PROCESS
There will be a committee of judges including local artists, district business owners and frequent event visitors to gain a broad perspective when selecting LIVE on the Plaza vendors. Because we are trying to keep the Plaza District and LIVE diverse, no preferential treatment will be given to previously selected artists. Artist notification will be within 1 week of the deadline.

We hope you consider applying! For questions regarding the application process, email Layne Ferguson at info@plazadistrict.org.

 

APPLY HERE

Looking back at 2016

Hello dear friends!

What a year it has been! We want to thank you all for continuing to support the Plaza District, our businesses, and all of the fun events we have throughout the year. We've seen an incredible amount of growth and know that 2017 has even more in store. It has been such a wonderful sight to see the district bustling with people every single day and at all times of the day. We love that you all love us so much! We look forward to continue serving the area and continuing our mission to develop the Plaza District as a vibrant commercial district where arts, local business and neighborhood community thrives.

Our 2016 Plaza District Festival was one for the books! We were so excited to be able to offer the new art/wine tent, children's boutique, provide more opportunities for local musicians and artists, and have the first ever Plaza Walls Mural Expo.

Although weather was not always on our side, we celebrated LIVE on the Plaza every Second Friday, rain or shine, with fun themes that included everything from pets to science and partnered with several local nonprofits! This past June, we teamed up with our friends at deadCenter Film Festival to make LIVE on the Plaza the local film festival's first ever satellite location. We also saw so many of our local artist friends featured in galleries and shows all throughout the year. We're excited to for what's to come for LIVE on the Plaza in 2017!

For our 12th annual Urban Pioneer Awards, we honored longtime Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma Executive Director, Paula Stover. Paula and Lyric Theatre have been a driving force behind the renaissance of the district with the re-adaptation of the Plaza Theatre into a premier performance venue that has brought thousands of new faces to the area, employed hundreds of artists and cultivated the next generation and theatre patrons and performer.

This year, the Plaza District Association was also able to sponsor and support events put on by our businesses and business owners. These events included: The Great American Cloth Diaper Exchange, a special Plaza Walls Mural tribute made by Dusty Gilpin,  the Day of the Dead Festival, and the Plaza Walls Mural Expo.

Other exciting events that were new this year that included the Plaza Community Garden, the first everEarth Day FestivalYogaFest, a yoga festival coordinated by YogaLab, Empire Slice House threw a giant anniversary party, and Plaza Beer Walk, a monthly pub crawl coordinated by Plaza restaurants, just to name a few.

 

We've grown from 45 businesses to 50 businesses just in the past year! New businesses included: The Pritchard, Reference Point, Simpleton Goods, The Broom Closet, Well Beauty, and Goro Ramen and Izakaya. In 2017, we're expecting even more. And we know what you're all thinking, yes, there will be more parking.

This past year has been great, but we know that 2017 will be even better. None of what we have accomplished this year would be possible without the hard work from the Plaza District business owners, the dedication of our many volunteers, and our district sponsors, Fowler Auto and Oklahoma Employees Credit Union. They are the heart and soul behind everything we do!

Thank you all for loving and supporting this little slice of life in the heart of OKC. See you soon! 

Sincerely,
Cayla Lewis
Plaza District Association
Executive Director

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