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Hometown Happenings: Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts

April 21, 2014 02:30 AM

Arts Festival OKC American Fidelity is proud to be a company founded and headquartered in Oklahoma City. We are also honored to support, through financial contributions and volunteer service by our Colleagues, several organizations that improve the quality of life in our hometown. Recently, AFA Colleagues had the opportunity to participate in the Allied Arts campaign. Allied Arts is the city’s United Arts Fund and supports 26 member agencies, as they share the arts and educate the greater Oklahoma City metro area. One of these member agencies, the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, hosts the Festival of the Arts, which attracts more than 750,000 visitors annually. This year’s Festival starts on Tuesday, April 22 and runs through Sunday, April 27. Featuring a juried art show from 144 artists representing 13 mediums, an International Food Row with delicious cuisine from more than 30 vendors and live performances, the Festival has something for everyone. And, best of all, admission to the Festival is free! I know I’m looking forward to joining the masses for lunch at the Festival. Set in Festival Plaza and in the beautiful Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City, the Festival is the perfect place to enjoy some tasty treats – the Strawberry Newport is my favorite – in a lovely setting. I wonder how many of my Colleagues I will run into? Oklahomans are known to be community-minded, and each year hundreds of volunteers make this wonderful event possible. Several Colleagues, including yours truly, will be a donating a few hours to man different tents at the Festival. The Festival of the Arts is an Oklahoma City institution and truly makes this city a great place to live and work. What community events do you like to support?

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