A new beacon for OKCís art scene
If you’ve seen a shiny new building rising along Broadway Avenue north of downtown Oklahoma City and wondered what would take place behind those walls, then look no further. On March 13, Oklahoma Contemporary will open its new arts center on a campus at NW 11th and Broadway in Oklahoma City.
Designed by Rand Elliott Architects and built by Smith & Pickel Construction, the new building, which inspired the exhibition’s theme of light and place, features a luminous facade that captures Oklahoma’s ever-changing weather and light.
The grounds also include a renovated historic warehouse (to house ceramics and fiber studios and metal and wood sculpture studios) and a three-block arts park, providing space for outdoor exhibitions, education programs and public performances.
The new space will allow Oklahoma Contemporary to serve a broader audience in the heart of Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Contemporary will more than triple the number of programs and classes it offers the community. And, like at its current facility, admission to see the visual arts exhibitions will remain free.
If you’re interested in experiencing the new facility for yourself, consider attending the immersive grand opening celebration on Thursday, March 12. With unique programming, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, attendees will also get to experience the inaugural exhibition Bright Golden Haze before it opens to the public. Learn more.