Congratulations, Plaza People!

We love seeing hardworking members of the Plaza family being recognized around the community. This month, we were excited to see so many deserving Plaza people and businesses receive honors.

okc.BIZ 40 Under 40
Plaza District Association board member, as well as owner of The Pritchard and Well Beauty, and partner in Sweet Sixteenth LLC, which is responsible for much of the development in the Plaza District, Aimee Ahpeatone was recently awarded okc.BIZ's 40 under 40. The Forty Under 40 program honors exceptional individuals who have made a significant contribution to shaping the Oklahoma City landscape.

NextGen's Under 30
NextGen Under 30 recognizes and encourages the next generation of innovative, creative, and inspiring individuals who push the boundaries in various categories of endeavor. We are proud of Plaza District Association's Executive Director, Cayla Lewis, and Owner of Everything Goes Dance Studio, Erika Reyes, for recipients of this year's award.

Mark Costello Entrepreneurial Excellence Award
Earlier this November, Empire Slice House, was the recipient of the Mark Costello Entrepreneurial Award, awarded by the Oklahoma Labor Commission and Labor Commissioner Melissa McLawhorn Houston. “I am delighted to present Empire Slice House with this award,” Houston said. “The restaurant has quickly become a staple in the community and has served as a catalyst to the Plaza District’s rapid growth.”

Maybe not as serious of an award as the awards mentioned above, but nonetheless, we love celebrating Plaza District businesses. The Plazies is our annual roast/silly/fun awards event for Plaza District businesses! The awards are nominated by Plaza District businesses. Some of this year's awards included, "Cleanest Restrooms in the District" and " Best Shoplifting Shamer". We'll let you guess who won those. 

6X6 on 16th Group Art Show

 Plaza District Association announces its 6x6 on 16th Group Art Show in conjunction with November and December LIVE on the Plaza, to be held November 11 and December 9. The theme for November LIVE on the Plaza is Visual Arts, when artists of all ages and skillsets are welcome to participate in 6x6 by purchasing 6in x 6in canvas for $5 during the event, November 11, from 7pm to 11pm on the southwest corner of NW 16th St. and Blackwelder Ave. Plaza District Association will have paint on hand for artists wishing to create their very own work of arts during LIVE on the Plaza. Artists are also invited to contribute existing 6in x 6in works, to be delivered at the same time and location. All works will be made available for sale during the run of the show, December 8-9. Artists may choose to retain 50% of the proceeds, with a commission of 50% going to the Plaza District Association, or donate all proceeds to the PDA.

The Plaza District Association is a 501c3 organization that has been working to revitalize NW 16th in Oklahoma City since 1997. It is within the mission of the Plaza District Association to create a place and opportunity for the community to interact with the arts and artists.


- All artwork submitted to the 6x6 on 16th Group Art Show must be available for sale.

- Artwork must be 6 inches by 6 inches and may be any media.

- 2D work must be ready to hang.

- By submitting your work to the 6x6 on 16th Group Art Show, you agree to donate 50% of proceeds from each sold piece to Plaza District Association, PDA will return all unsold artwork. Artists may also choose to donate 100% of the proceeds to the PDA.

- PDA reserves the right to use images of work submitted on our website and in any advertising associated with this exhibition.



Hand-delivered work may be dropped off Friday, December 2 from 9am to 5pm. To schedule a delivery time prior to this, please contact All work must be delivered before 5pm on December 2.



Unsold artwork may be picked up Tuesday, December 13 from 9am to 5pm. To schedule a delivery time after this, please contact All unsold work must be picked up before 5pm on December 20


Important Dates:

November 10 – Thursday Art Walk, canvas available for purchase, 6pm-8pm

November 11 – “Visual Arts” LIVE on the Plaza, canvas available for purchase, 7pm-11pm

December 2 - Deadline for artwork delivery  to Plaza District office, 1618 N Gatewood, office open 9am-5pm

December 8 – Thursday Art Walk, art exhibit opens

December 9 – “Holiday” LIVE on the Plaza, art exhibit on display, 7pm-11pm at The Venue, 1757 NW 16th

December 13 – 9am-5pm Unsold and sold artwork available for pickup

December 20 – Deadline for artwork pickup, 5pm


For more information, contact Cayla Lewis,, 405-367-9403.