Crystal clear sky with 80 degree calm air is soothing the minds of a great turnout crowd for the first day of the Festival.
Art of many different genres and mediums is available for viewing and purchase.
As is Roasted Corn and smoked Turkey Legs.
Beer on tap.
Music and talents and different stages satisfy .
This of course is being held at the beautiful Myriad Botanical Gardens and Carpenter square.
The 2009 Festival of the Arts takes place April 21-26 in Downtown Oklahoma City at the Festival Plaza, Stage Center and the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free. Pets are not allowed.
The Visual Arts include 144 Plaza Artists from across the nation that exhibit on Hudson Avenue, Windscapes, a kinetic art exhibit in the Myriad Gardens, and a large-scale SculpturePark exhibit in the Stage Center Lawn.
The Culinary Arts consist of the International Food Row. Each food vendor is partnered with an area non-profit organization.
The Performing Arts includes four stages of non-stop performing arts and entertainment, and street performers roaming the grounds.
Arts for Children and Families include hands-on activities in the Children's Area for just $2. The Young-At-Art Mart returns as the children only shopping venue with all artwork affordably priced for $5 or less. Families should also visit face painting and Pottery Place and Creation Station for more fun!
For more information call (405) 270-4848.