2011 Downtown Edmond Arts Festival

 

Written by Krystal Harlow in the May 2011 Issue

Historic Downtown EDMOND.  The Downtown Edmond Business Association will host their 32nd Annual Downtown Edmond Arts Festival Mothers day weekend, May 6, 7, & 8th.  Festival hours are:  Friday/Saturday 10 am. to 8 pm and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm.

Featured will be 118 artist booths from throughout the United States showcasing their finest art. The media includes Oil/Acrylic, Water Color/Pastels, Pen and Ink, Caricature and Photography, Also included are Sculpture, Blown Glass, and Fine Jewelry. 

Londell McKinney of Edmond is the 2011 Celebrity Artist and has been with the festival for the past 6 years.  His quality of photographic art not only expresses the passion he has for his craft, but reveals the true beauty of the landscapes and subjects on film.

The Children’s Area at The Festival Market Place continues to grow by leaps and bounds with extra fun for the kids.  Hands on crafts, face painting, pony rides, a giant slide, moon walk and climbing rock wall.  Several surprise crafts are being planned for our special young guest that will bring out the artist in all of them.

Culinary Arts - Ah! The food you dream about will be presented by 20 plus masters of cuisine for the 3 day event along with several Oklahoma wineries.

Performing Arts - Music on the Plaza with outstanding performing artist continues to be a crowd pleaser. Performing will be Children’s choirs and choruses from Edmond Schools along with the Jazz Bands and show bands of Edmond and festival favorites.  

Concert on the Plaza an “After Hours” concert performed by “Just Diggit” Band

8 pm – 11 pm on the Festival Plaza stage.

Premier Martial Arts Chalk the Walk for children and adults.  This is a new and creative way to express your artistic ability.  Saturday, May 7th only, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the parking lot just north of Simply Southwest on Broadway. 

Arts Festival Charity for this year’s festival is Parents Helping Parents, a non-profit organization that reaches out to parents who believe their children may be using alcohol or drugs.  PHP offers hope through education, resources and shared experience.

No Animals are allowed at Arts Festival     No Coolers allowed at concerts – strictly enforced

For more information call (405) 249-9391                             www.downtownedmondok.com

 

Music On The Plaza @Festival Market Place

Friday, May 6th

10:00                 Cheyenne Middle School 8th Grade Show Choir

11:00                 Sequoyah Jazz Chorus

Noon                 Charles Haskel Chorus

1:00                  Cross Timbers Chorus

2:00                  Edmond Golden Harmonizers

3:00                  St Mary’s Episcopal School Percussion Ensemble

4:00                  Territorial Singers – Guthrie, Oklahoma

5:00                  Edgar Cruz and Michael Kelsey – guitarist

6:00                  Stephanie Jackson - guitarist

7:00                  David James McKinney – Singer

 

Saturday, May 11th

10:00                 Zu Zus Petals

11:00                 Edgar Cruz and Michael Kelsey – guitarist

Noon                 Metro Fiddle Club

12:30                 Stringets

1:00                  Cimarron Middle School Jazz Band

2:00                  Edmond Memorial JV Jazz Band

3:00                  Edmond Faculty Show Band

4:00                  145th Army Band

5:00                  Justin Echols – Jazz pianist

6:00                  Stephanie Jackson – guitarist

7:00                  Edgar Cruz and Michael Kelsey

After Hours Concert

8:00 – 11:00        Concert On The Plaza – Just Diggit Band

                        No Animals or Coolers allowed – strictly enforced.

Sunday, May 8

11:00                 Nathan Laughlin – Guitarist/Singer

Noon                 EricaJames

1:00                  The Young Ambassadors from Armstrong College with an appearance by             

                        The Choraliers

2:00                  Oklahoma Children’s Acting Guild

 

Simply Southwest Corner – Main & Broadway -  INKAPIRKA – Latin American Folk Musicians

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

 

Saturday, May 7th       2:00    Othello’s Annual Slurp-Off Contest

 

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