Red Earth Events to take place at the Gardens, October

Red Earth Events to take place at the Gardens, October


For nearly 40 years Red Earth Inc. has focused its efforts on the operation of the Red Earth Art Center in Oklahoma City and the annual summer Red Earth Festival that attracts visitors from throughout the globe. The non-profit organization has announced efforts to expand its programming starting in 2020 to include events in communities throughout Oklahoma. A series of collaborative efforts are planned with tribal and arts organizations in Shawnee, Tulsa, Wewoka, Oklahoma City, and Claremore.

“This is a significant time for Red Earth,” said Vickie Norick, Chairman of the Red Earth Board of Directors. “Beginning in 2020, Red Earth Art Center operations will change from being housed in a single ‘brick and mortar’ location to a dynamic range of off-site offerings. 

“We are so pleased to expand our events to include sites outside of central Oklahoma,” she said. “We’re going to bring the Red Earth to the people.”

Inaugural FallFest moves to the Gardens in October

A significant new event celebrating Oklahoma City’s Indigenous People’s day will kick off with the popular Red Earth Parade on Saturday, October 17 and will culminate with an arts & crafts market and pow wow celebrating Native American art and culture at the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

“We’re thrilled to present Red Earth FallFest at the 15-acre Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City,” said Norick. “It’s a beautiful park that was awarded the title of Best Urban Open Space by the Urban Land Institute in 2015 in a competition that included parks from all over the world. Red Earth FallFest will be Oklahoma City’s first major Indigenous People’s Day celebration.”

Youth Art Show and Competition

The Red Earth Youth Art Show & Competition will move to the fall when the Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory Art Gallery at Myriad Gardens plays host to the children’s art show September 10 – October 20 in downtown Oklahoma City. The art education event is open to Native youth, ages 8-18, competing in three age divisions for prize money in categories including pottery, painting/drawing, graphics/photography, sculpture, basketry, beadwork, cultural items, and jewelry.

Red Earth Parade

A significant new event celebrating Oklahoma City’s Indigenous People’s day will kick off with the popular Red Earth Parade on Saturday, Oct. 17 and will culminate with an Arts & Crafts Market and Pow Wow celebrating Native art and culture at the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

“We’re thrilled to present Red Earth FallFest at the 17-acre Myriad Botanical Gardens in downtown Oklahoma City,” said Norick. “It’s a beautiful park that was awarded the title of Best Urban Open Space by the Urban Land Institute in 2015 in a competition that included parks from all over the world. Red Earth FallFest will be Oklahoma City’s first major Indigenous People’s Day celebration.”

Read more in The Oklahoman/NewsOK here.

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