By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2014
Nick DeMoss, director of communications for the Jenks Chamber of Commerce, in downtown Jenks.
Looking for a day of fun, music and art that the entire family will enjoy? Make plans to be in downtown Jenks on Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Art on Main.
Art on Main aims to create access to a broad array of arts experiences, to nurture the development and understanding of diverse art forms, and to expand the depth and breadth of cultural life in Oklahoma. This one-day festival has been growing steadily over the years, and organizers anticipate 10,000 attendees. As Art on Main celebrates its eleventh year, the festival promises to be the best yet, showcasing some of the finest art and music from the region and bringing some fresh attractions to downtown Jenks.
There will be plenty of entertainment and activities for everybody. Live music is scheduled throughout the day, with special appearances by WillyEcho and Abbey Road. Demonstrations from the Just Gotta Dance Cloggers will round out the day’s performances. Organizers expect over a hundred Oklahoma artists and vendors this year.
Nick DeMoss, director of communications for the Jenks Chamber of Commerce, is proud of the fact that Art on Main puts the focus on local art and music. “Every artist and performer is from Oklahoma,” he explains. “One of the requirements during the submission and selection process is that they reside in our state.” The festival is a great opportunity for local and regional artists to engage with the public and for fans to meet the person behind the art.
Look for some new interactive art features this year. The Chamber has partnered with some local schools and colleges to bring student artists to the festival. A zone will be sectioned off for chalk art, open for all ages. As usual, count on a robust kids’ zone with plenty of activities to keep the little ones busy and engaged in the fun.
Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of the Jenks community and its partners. Volunteers from all over the city and local schools donate their time to assist with the festival from set up to clean up. Financial support from sponsor Public Service Company of Oklahoma helps ensure this cultural event continues to provide an opportunity for artists and art lovers to come together and enjoy a day of entertainment.
For more information, including updates on featured artists and music lineup, visit the Jenks Chamber of Commerce online at www.jenkschamber.com/artonmain.
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Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.