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):
Bark and Breakfast
Classen School of Advanced Studies
Confetti Handmade Luxury Spa
Jazzy Dave's Custom Tie-Dyes
Elegant Earth Jewelry
Hector Cobos Leon
Kouri Design Collective
Luke Funk Workshop
The Occult Collection
Sewing with Squeak
Struggle Bus Art & Clothing Co.
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.
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.