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Entertaining The Hours of Your Week: Artistic Adventures

Ashley Campbell

Art comes in all shapes, sizes and forms and artistic event opportunities fill this weekend's OneSix8. If you are a natural artists, or just someone trying to learn a new skill, this weekend has an event for your creative side.

The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History hosts The Art of Storytelling workshop on October 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Author of "What's your Red Rubber Ball?!" and creator of the exhibit "The Art of Sport and Play", Kevin Carroll teaches the workshop. He shows attendees how to write their own stories, fact or fiction, based on their own personal experiences. Guests learn that everyone has a story-teller inside of them. 

The Art of Storytelling workshop is $15 for members of the museum and $25 for non-members. 

For a different kind of artistic expression you can head out to the Southern Oaks Public Library to learn how to make crafts from a different Culture. The Asian Culture Crafts event takes place from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. October 19th. Guests make Asian inspired crafts and learn about Asian culture. You can bring a lunch and bring home a craft to show off forever. This event is free and open to the public.

If you are looking for inspiration for a new art piece, or a new piece of art to show off in your home the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds have an event for you. Artisty in Woodkicks off this weekend on the 19th through the 20th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. 

Local and regional artists and craftsmen show off and sell their wood art pieces to the public, in a free craft fair. There will also be wood and tool vendors there selling their tools so guests can make their own wood art. Confused about where to start? Demonstrations and contests are held to educate and entertain curious attendees. 

For some more traditional art activities check out these local exhibits:

The Illuminated Garden Exhibit is at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in Oklahoma City and is on display through December 20th. 

Masterworks of Native American Art: A Selection from the Fred and Enid Brown Collection is at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History through January 5th. 

The Dark Light Exhibit is at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art through January 12th. 

The Art of Sport and Play Experience is at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History  throught January 26th.

To find ways to fill the 168 hours of your week, visit the calendar page. 


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