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Oklahoma City's Arts Scene Deserves a Chance to Surprise You
When you conjure up an image of a thriving arts scene, your mind might immediately take you to the world-renowned museums in New York City, the film industry in Los Angeles, or even the cutting-edge visual arts scene in Santa Fe. The last place you might think of for opportunities in art, music, dance or film is Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, but OKC's arts scene deserves a chance to surprise you.
From experimental visual arts to classical ballet to deadCenter, an annual independent film festival, and avant-garde art shows, OKC has a lot of surprising and unique opportunities for those who enjoy creating and viewing art — or simply being surrounded by creative people who are committed to doing things differently.
Whether you're an artist looking for a new city to call home, or an art lover seeking an inspiring (and unexpected) weekend destination, here is just a small sampling of Oklahoma City's vibrant arts scene.