PLACEMAKING AND PUBLIC ART
Placemaking is creating and maintaining an authentic experience, appearance, and impression of a place that accurately reflects its character and heritage, while adding functionality to match modern needs.
Public art is helps create a distinctive sense of place, builds community pride, and gives visitors incentive to continue exploring. In many cases, art also provides a sense of comfort or educational function, and it always sparks more creativity.
At Downtown Oklahoma City, Incorporated, we are dedicated to creating, funding, and organizing public art and placemaking projects throughout the greater downtown area and educating the community on the importance of creating and maintaining an authentic place. Some of our placemaking and public art projects include:
- “Make It Rain Poems” by the Short Order Poems (coming soon)
- Classen Senior Center Mural (coming soon)
- “The Golden Hour” by Romy Owens and Kelsey Karper
- “Bricktown Okctopus” by Jack Fowler
- “We Make Our Own Mountains” by Jason Pawley and Sean Vali
- Bricktown Beach
- Sheridan Avenue Underpass Murals – “Earth to Sky“ by Chad Earles and Rhiana Deck and “Strength of the Woman” by J. NiCole Hatfield and Steven Grounds
- “Impermanence” by Adam Lanman and Cassie Stover, curated by Romy Owens and Jarica Walsh
- “The Secret Life of the City” by Erin DeMoss, Paul Mays, Jason Pawley, Kathleen Shannon, Stephanie Shilling, Sam Washburn, Kristopher Kanaly, and Dylan Bradway, curated by Romy Owens
- “Braid” by Dylan Bradway, Yatika Starr Fields, and Kristopher Kanaly
- String installation at the basketball court by visiting artist HotTea
- “Hub of Creativity” Exhibit
- “This Land” Silo Art Project by Rick Sinnett
- The Wishing Tree
- Interim Project
If you are interested in any upcoming art opportunities, sign up for our artist email list here.