Art on Main joins with thousands of other arts organizations and communities across the nation in celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month, a coast-to-coast collective celebration of culture in America, during the month of October.
The Jenks Historic Downtown District was transformed into a cultural arts experience on Saturday, October 10 as thousands of participants gathered to appreciate Oklahoma’s creative talent at Art on Main.
The signature art show seeks to create access to a broad array of arts experiences, nurture the understanding of diverse art forms and encourage the expanding depth and breadth of cultural life in Oklahoma. This event recently was awarded Oklahoma Community Institute’s “Outstanding Community Improvement Initiative.”
“Attracting nearly 10,000 people to downtown Jenks, Art on Main has become Jenks’ signature art show,” stated Jenks Chamber President Annette Bowles. “The festival brings the arts, business and the community together, as this show provides our talented Oklahoma artists the venue to showcase and sell their artwork and enhances the vibrancy of the social fabric of our community.”
Visitors had the opportunity to view the beauty of human expression through a variety of mediums, such as drawing, glass, jewelry, mixed media, oil, watercolor, fiber, pottery, photography, sculpture, metal smith and wood carving. Integrated within the hundred artists, Oklahoma wineries will be offering samples. Plus, local musicians create an inviting ambiance along with the expression of a local dance studio group. Featured entertainment included Tulsa’s own Salsa Rhythm Project and musician Joesf Glaude. Other musicians playing were The James Band, The Zoots and Mongo Like Bart. Children also expressed their creativity at the Children Arts Area sponsored by the Oklahoma Aquarium.
Art on Main is free to the public annually through the assistance of community sponsors and a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts. The event is hosted by the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation. The 2009 presenting sponsor was Public Service Company of Oklahoma. Premier sponsors included Arvest Bank, AT&T, BancFirst, New Hope Health Inc, Tulsa Oilers and Tulsa Teachers Credit Union. For more information, visit www.jenkschamber.com
Art on Main joins with thousands of other arts organizations and communities across the nation in celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month every October. National Arts and Humanities Month is a coast-to-coast collective celebration of culture in America. Coordinated by Americans for the Arts, it is the largest annual celebration of the arts and humanities in the nation.