okc benefits from arts

August 5, 2015

 

 

A city’s art is a testament to its culture, which should go hand in hand with its development. Oklahoma City’s renaissance is one of many parts, and the art boom we are experiencing is in many developers’ minds when looking to build or renovate.

 

Oklahoma City is progressing as an arts hub and continues to create more and more murals and outdoor art. Western Avenue got a makeover with five murals on different buildings along its corridor. The Western Avenue Association wanted to enhance the surrounding community by commissioning local artists to make unique works of art for its neighborhoods.

 

The underpass at Bricktown recently got a face-lift from one of Western Avenue’s painters, Jason Pawley, who brushed some Oklahoma culture onto its columns. The project titled Cultivation was recently completed at S. EK Gaylord Boulevard and W. Reno Avenue, making the concrete underpass into a unique work of art.

 

Oklahoma City offers a multitude of outlets that provide arts education, such as the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. The center is unlike traditional museums, as it does not collect art. Its main focus is to provide visual and performing arts education to youth, teens and adults. Organizations like this help to educate residents about many art forms and inspire the next generation of artists...

 

Read the full article here in the August 5th edition of The Journal Record.

 

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