Who doesn’t want to do something nice for mans best friend? The Plaza District is working on getting its next brilliant idea up and rolling. We want to make the District more pet friendly and we need your help! We want to form a committee whose sole job would be to helping out our four legged friends. Duties would include:
working on Plaza District pet friendly additions such as water bowls and hitch posts outside stores
providing District business with locally made dog treats (yum)
Please email Kristen Vails at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, questions or just to sign up
This is Stanley’s building. Stanley’s Garage (who is an excellent mechanic might we add) owns this cute little corner building. Right now, it’s boarded up and used for storage. While there is no plan to lease or sell this building in the near future, Stanley has agreed to let us build a temporary wall over the facade for public art projects. So, we will be building this wall for multi-functional use…allowing murals, installations and even space for artists to sell. This is such a great corner, and we will be able to activate this space and add chairs and tables, donated by the community (see a past post for info about this). Soon, you will able be able to relax on this corner viewing public art, playing community games or listening to live music.
We’re lucky to have The Society ( http://thesocietyokc.com/ ), who has volunteered to take on this project by building the wall. For the first few months, The Society artists will debut on the wall, doing live painting and other projects. Then, we will develop plans to use the wall for the future–whether it be a rotating featured artist, a place for other neighborhood projects to utilize and so on. To make this happen, The Society will be building the wall and gathering the materials. The list of materials we need to purchase new totals about $200. Since this is a community project, we are asking our neighborhood and community to help us build the wall. If you are passionate to see more public art in the district, please consider helping this cause! Click the link below to donate! Thank you!
and a link to a video! “@CaseyCornett Am I really in OKC??? Rapping, Bikers on 1/4 pipes, art galleries… @LIVEonthePlaza @plazadistrict post.ly/2rw05”
and a link to photos of Ferris O’Brien in the dunk tank by @NathanPoppee: http://vdubsessions.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/liveontheplaza8122011-1/
Thanks all, send your photos to @plazadistrict or email@example.com and we’ll add them!
Did you know August is National Tell Someone About the Plaza District month? We didn’t either, because we actually just made it up. All of you loyal fans are so great to support the district, but we need you to tell your friends about the hidden land of the Plaza District. So many still don’t know about the budding creativity, culture and local businesses we have here—and its a shame!
Please help spread the word to friends, neighbors and colleagues! Tell someone about LIVE on the Plaza, your favorite district shop or hangout. The Plaza District has always been a grassroots movement, and because of that your word of mouth is so important to our progress!
So celebrate National Tell Someone About the Plaza District Month, we hope to see you, and your friends around!
COLLECTIVE ART STUDIO COMING TO THE PLAZA DISTRICT
THE MOST PROGRESSIVE ARTS DISTICT IN OKC
For rent beginning August 1 st
opening scheduled for August 12 th
applications accepted immediately at
OKLAHOMA CITY, July 18, 2011 The Society will begin taking
online applications for the rental of their new collective art space beginning
July 18th. The application is available online at thesocietyokc.com.
This space gathers artists and creative catalysts to wrestle with
the deep questions of art, faith, and humanity in order to inspire
the creative community to engage the culture that is and create
the world that “ought to be.” WE ARE A FLEXIBLE ART
SPACE THAT WILL ACCOMDATE YOU AND YOUR CRAFT.
The intent of this space is to nurture a creative environment for artists to explore their craft, have room to make their work and
be involved in Plaza walks to begin profiting as an artist. This
space is for the artist that is seeking exposure to other creatives
and works well in a collective environment.
This space is not limited to any one kind of artist. We want to
include visual artists, illustrators, photographers, designers, print
makers, etc. and will work to accommodate each artist and their materials and tools
located between N.W. 15 thand 16 thstreet on Blackwelder in OKLAHOMA CITY.
WHAT YOU GET:
Shared studio, full shop, lounge and community space.
24 hour access to the work space
All bills paid including free internet
Use of full bath and laundry room
Would be part of the monthly “LIVE on the PLAZA” artwalk
The opportunity to connect with commercial retail
space to sell their goods (DNAgalleries, Collected
Thread, Bad Granny’s, etc.)
Locking storage for art supplies and work
Another exciting aspect to this space is that we will
be teaming up with Backporch Media to create
an online gallery of each artist’s work built and
maintained by their media team. They will create an
online presence on our website, thesocietyokc.com
of each artists including a bio video, a gallery
of their work and the means to purchase that work
online. This gives the artist the time necessary to
produce their work while selling online.
RENT IS FLEXIBLE AND WILL DEPEND ON THE
NUMBER OF ARTISTS WE HAVE CREATING IN
OUR SPACE. FOR NOW WE ARE LOOKING FOR 3
ARTISTS TO PAY $400.
MEDIA CONTACT: JERROD SMITH – P:(405) 684-0028
Web site: http://thesocietyokc.com/
We are excited to announce 13 Best of OKC Top 5 Nominations in Oklahoma Gazette. Here they are! Please vote for your favorite Plaza District businesses! Click here to Vote!!
Best New Bar: Saints
Best Art Gallery: DNA Galleries
Best Performing Arts Group: Lyric Theatre
Best Place to Find the Perfect Gift: Collected Thread & DNA Galleries
Best Fashion Accessories: Collected Thread & DNA Galleries
Best Women’s Clothing: Warpaint Clothing
Best Men’s Clothing: Warpaint Clothing
Best Vintage: Bad Granny’s Bazaaar
Best Hair Salon: Velvet Monkey Salon
Best Tattoo Shop: No Regrets Tattoo
Best Local Website: Keep It Local OK
Additionally, we’d suggest these other nominations!
Best Art Gallery: Istvan Gallery, neighbor and Stephen is a board member of the Plaza District!
Best Car Dealership: Fowler Volkswagen, official sponsor of the Plaza District
Best Radio Personality: Ferris O’brien, SPY Radio
Best Local Band: The Pretty Black Chains
Tree and Leaf Clothing may not be in the Plaza District, but they’re longtime supporters and friends of the district. John and Dusty frequented LIVE on the Plaza in the early days, back when hardly anyone knew about it. Support Local Art, Local is for Lovers… these and so many more of the district’s shirts are printed at T&L. Their support of local artists has been so instrumental to the growth of OKC’s art scene and we are so thrilled for their expansion to continue that growth. We’ll all be on Rockwell on July 30th—come join us (and get a free t-shirt while you’re at it!)
“Tree & Leaf Clothing has remained actively involved in its surrounding community now since it’s birth over 5 years ago. From it’s very small initial investment and it’s 15×20 garage headquarters, Tree & Leaf has bloomed into a full retail, design, and screen-printing operation. Still owned by two of it’s original 25 year old founders (John Milner & Dusty Gilpin), Tree & Leaf has made it’s biggest move yet in expanding from a 1500-sqft. space to a facility just slightly over 3500 sq feet. The new facility better caters to the huge demographic of Tree & Leaf customers and clients by featuring a stand-alone print shop, retail space, and design offices. Tree & Leaf retails their own line of clothing and exclusively carries collaborative merchandise for dailythunder.com, thespyfm.com, and thelostogle.com. The space also features a 20×40 mural featuring local artists Dylan Bradway, Tanner Frady, Tanke, and Dusty Gilpin.