Arts Festival Oklahoma

If you’ve ever been curious about buying art, you’re sure to run into a few primed collectors willing to teach you how at Arts Festival Oklahoma, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, at the Oklahoma City Community College campus, 7777 S. May Ave., Oklahoma City. The annual festival has been running strong since 1978 and made quite the name for itself among artists and patrons alike. The juried show showcases original artwork by regional artists attracting thousands of browsers looking for a bargain on a budding de Koonig – and if one exists, you’ll find him or her there. This year marks the festival’s 35th anniversary, and activities include a free concert by the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, performing arts, a children’s creative center and work by some 120 artists selected to participate. Admission is free, but parking is $5. For more, go online to www.occc.edu/afo.