Plaza District Reveals the 32 Artists of the 2017 Plaza District Festival

The annual Plaza District Festival returns for its 19th year on Saturday, September 30, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., on the 1700 block of Sixteenth street, between Indiana and Blackwelder with 32 Oklahoma-based artists.

The Festival, which celebrates all things local, also includes three music stages, ten popular food trucks, all-day live mural painting, and a dedicated Children’s area.

  “With more than 90 submissions, choosing this year’s artist roster of 32 was incredibly challenging, said Angela Cozby, the 2017 Plaza District Festival Co-chair. “I believe our panel of jurors selected an outstanding variety of art.”

The 2017 artist selection has both new and returning Oklahoma artists and includes a variety of media including paintings, photography, woodwork, paper silhouettes, stained glass, sculpture, pottery, soap, jewelry, solar lights, metal work, clothes, purses, and designer dog treats. All works are available for purchase just in time for the holiday season.

The 2017 Plaza District Festival Artists (in alphabetical order):

Amelie's Anomalies

Amanda Schenberg

Amy Kelly

Bark and Breakfast

Cargill Art

Classen School of Advanced Studies

Confetti Handmade Luxury Spa

David Jennings

Jazzy Dave's Custom Tie-Dyes

Elegant Earth Jewelry

Gene Smith

Hector Cobos Leon

Jasworx

JRK Studios

Just Tawny

Kasie Sallee

Keya's Krotopia

Kouri Design Collective

Lou Hamilton

Lovewell Handmade

Luke Funk Workshop

Micah Hamilton

NorthRoad Creations

OKcollective

The Occult Collection

Prairie Bloom

Sewing with Squeak

Struggle Bus Art & Clothing Co.

solid.designs

Trisha Thompson Adams

Ty Illgen Ceramics

Undeveloped Area Farms

Whimsical Glow Solar Lights

X-Mas Orange, Jeff Duerksen

 

In addition to artist booths, Plaza businesses are open as usual, featuring art from a variety of local artists.

Also this year, the Plaza District Association is bringing back the Plaza Kid’s Art Boutique, a pop-up “kids only” art shop within the Children’s area that features donated works by many of the 2017 Plaza District Festival artists. All art within the Plaza Kid’s Art Boutique is priced between $5 and $2 dollars and accessible to children 12 years and younger. Festival volunteers are on site to help each child select a piece for their personal art collection and all proceeds benefit children’s programming future Plaza District Festivals.

About the Plaza District Festival

The annual Plaza District Festival is the Plaza District Association’s largest annual fundraiser and invites Oklahoma to experience Local together by providing the creative space to showcase visual artists, creative local food trucks, and Oklahoma musicians. 

This unique family-friendly event is free, open to the public, and will take place Saturday, September 30, from 11:00a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The 2017 festival includes over 30 Oklahoma-based visual artists, over 30 all-Okie musicians and performers on three stages, free art-related activities for the entire family, and ten popular local food trucks. More information can be found online at plazadistrictfestival.com.

Sponsors

The Plaza District Festival is presented by Fowler Automotive and Oklahoma Employees Credit Union.

About the Plaza District Association

The Plaza District Association is a 501(c)3 organization that works to develop the Plaza District as a vibrant commercial district where arts, local business and neighborhood community thrives.