Archive for June, 2009
The Plaza District Association will host the 2009 Plaza District Festival on Saturday, October 3rd from 3-11 PM. The festival highlights a wide array of performing artists, visual artists, live musicians and interactive art education. The festival is open to the public, drawing audiences from across Oklahoma City and the surrounding areas, and offers the surrounding neighborhoods an arts festival right in the heart of their community. A grand stage set in the center of the Plaza District provides performing artists a space to showcase their talent. Kick back and enjoy spotlight bands from the Oklahoma City music scene with the Plaza District Music Fest! We hope you can make it! For more information and Applications click here!
Just wanting to highlight a couple new things at DNA Galleries and Collected Thread in the Plaza!
First up, Oklahoma Care packages at DNA Galleries. I’m not even homesick and I still want one! It comes with:
1 Home Sweet Homa T
1 Oklahoma Cuddlemonster Plush
1 Framed Oklahoma Landmark photo (your choice)
2 Oklahoma Landmark photo magnets (your choice)
in a nifty little box a $65 value for $50.
Next, handmade Olive Oil Soaps by Saipua at Collected Thread. Someday, when you can upload scents on the internet, I can upload these amazing scents. Unfortunately, until then…you will just have to come to Collected Thread to smell for yourself!
It is our intention to offer this opportunity to students/emerging designers much like all of the emerging artists, bands and performers that take part in our festival. We do greatly value the time of our local designers, so if you might be interested in helping the district with a design, please email your website/or an example of your work to email@example.com. Being a non-profit organization we have a very limited budget but we do understand that as a professional you don’t want to give your time away, but please do apply if you do see the value in helping the Plaza District Festival attain a fresh design that reflects all of the great changes that are happening in the district and OKC today!
The chosen designer will be featured on the back of the t-shirt as a sponsor, as a feature on our website and social networking sites, and in an article in the Plaza District News. Currently, the Plaza District is focused on branding the name “Plaza District”, as there is often confusion w/ Plaza court in Midtown and the Paseo Arts District. Please consider the importance of “Plaza District” in the design.
Here are links for more information about the festival:
Here is a few links to last year’s design:
Submissions due by July 15th, 2009. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The first time I watched Disney’s Cars a few years ago, I knew the writer had to have been a main streeter! I just think it is the cutest movie for kids, but a great example of Main Street for kids and adults! Here is a quick little excerpt with music by James Taylor, can’t beat that! Plaza District was once a little buzzing commercial district too! Fortunately, it is beginning to look like that once again, with a little unique flare. Thanks to a bunch of volunteers, City of OKC, Oklahoma Main Street and fabulous property owners, business owners, neighborhood residents, artists, sponsors and more! Hope to see you around soon! KV
OK Gazette’s Best of OKC is ready for your vote!
Here are some ideas for your favorite Plaza District businesses and friends!
Best Under the Radar Restaurant: Tienda Gautemala
Best Mexican: Iguana Grill
Best Place to take Out of Towners: Iguana Grill
Best Salon: Velvet Monkey Salons (at the Plaza)
Best Tattoo Studio: No Regrets Tattoo
Best New Service: Cafe Evoke Catering
Best Resale, Vintage, Thrift: Bad Grannies Bazaar
Best Accessories: DNA Galleries or Collected Thread
Best Place to find a gift: DNA Galleries or Collected Thread
Dance/Theatre company: Lyric Theatre
Upscale Restaurant: Rococo
Best Chef: Bruce Rinehart
Non-Profit: Oklahoma Visual Art Coalition
Best Art Gallery: DNA Galleries
Best Festival: Plaza District Festival
Thanks, happy voting!
Monday night in the Plaza District, was a Monday unlike any other. Plaza District business owners, employees and friends gathered to celebrate the finest in the professional world of the Plaza District at the 2009 Plazies. The fabulous ceremony took place at the Grand Paula & Co. Ballroom, where the beautiful wardrobes of stars like Cuz and his bro, and Harold graced the red carpet. Then, the highly anticipated arrival of Plaziewood’s hottest couple Jeffimee arrived. Aimee was draped in the black capris, while Jeff sported a polo and jean shorts (suprise:). The menu for the evening consisted of Jumbo hot dogs, a variety of chips, cookies, sodas and Michelob Ultra. Some of the awards given were:
Best Pigeon Hunter- Estrella Evans, Tina Turner Look-A-Like-Amanda Bradway, Most Likely to Arrange Your Window-Lindsay Zodrow, Best Website Designer-Scott Scrivner, Hottest Bad Granny- Stephanie Evans, Newest Business Owner Who Probably Thinks PD Folks are Weird- Diana Harris, Most Likely to be Called Jeff Struble’s daughter-Kristen Vails, Awesome- Aimee Struble, Most Likely to Wear Cordoroys and White button Up the Most Consecutive Days-Jason Duncan, Best Scooter Tricks- Josh McCullock, Best Party Thrower- Lindsay Gibson, Most Narcoleptic-James Glenn, Scariest Driver-Mai Cao, Best Cheerleader-Ali Johnson, Rock Star- Ashley Smith, Coolest Cholo- Joel Garcia, Native American Ancestory-Cuz, Best Outdated News Updates-Domingo…….just to name a few.
The After Plazies Party kicked off with James Glenn’s rendition of “You Don’t Have to Call Me Darlin”, followed by Ashley Smith’s “Rockin the Casbah”. Suddenly, the crowd was taken away with Amanda Bradway’s rendition of “Careless Whisper” sang to her dear husband. Josh McCullock graced the party with his vocal skills singing…some song by Elton John. It was breathtaking. After the crowd endured the horrific performance of Kristen Vails singing “Sister Christian”, Aimee Struble took it up a notch with a variety of 80s ballads-and even a heartfelt duet performance of White Wedding with hubby Jeff. 1708 crew even performed with baby on hip! Mai Cao teamed up with James Glenn singing Coldplay’s Yellow, and Jackie the cleaning lady jumped in with some skills too!
All in all, the first annual Plazies were a hit. Some Papparrizi pics are below: