A Celebration of Native Art at 3rd annual Artesian Arts Festival
SULPHUR – Native art and artists will be featured and celebrated at the Artesian Arts Festival, Saturday, May 28. For the third year, the Chickasaw Nation is hosting the Memorial Day weekend arts festival at the Artesian Plaza. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. and end at 8 p.m.
A community celebration of all forms of art, Native American artists and art are the main focus of the festival. The event features diverse art media and a variety of visual art such as paintings, basketry, jewelry, sculpture, metalworking, bead work, textiles and pottery.
Open to artists from all federally recognized tribes, 90 Native artists will compete in as many as 21 categories. Cash awards will be presented for first, second and third place in each category, as well as “Best of Show.”
PAWHUSKA – February 3, 2015. It’s a date she repeats in a flat voice. February 3, 2015. It’s the day everything crashed down. The day everything was lost.
“Asbestos rained down into our store and ruined everything – all of our textiles. All of our clothing, our ribbon work, our beadwork. Everything.” Danette Daniels says.
A roof repair gone wrong had just destroyed her entire inventory. The Cedar Chest, her store specializing in all things Osage, was effectively shut down.
“It was a horrible, horrible event,” she says.
SEMINOLE (AP) – Seminole Nation Principal Chief Leonard Harjo wants to be able to tell his tribe’s story, but developing a tourism industry takes money.
That’s why the tribe has turned to a winery and vineyard venture, he said. The operation also gives Seminole Nation citizens an opportunity to use their land.
“The winery and vineyard offers a source of economic diversity,” Harjo said. “We have a lot of individuals with small acreages within the Seminole Nation, and we were looking for a way for them to earn some income.”
What might be Oklahoma City’s best-known attraction is also a reminder of one of its darkest days: the Oklahoma National Memorial & Museum. The site honors the 168 people who died and hundreds more who were injured when the Alfred P. Murrah Building was bombed in 1995.
Once you’ve paid your respects, take a deep breath and spend some time exploring all the other things this friendly city has to offer, from a museum devoted to cowboy culture to Vietnamese food and a famous steakhouse.
The big news in Oklahoma City this spring is a $45 million whitewater rafting facility called Riversports Rapids, due to open in the city’s Boathouse District in May. The manmade course will accommodate 2,000 people rafting and kayaking each day.