The “Arts Adventure in the Osage” is a three day celebration of the arts, culture and history in Pawhuska, October 20th through the 22nd, and the event should provide fun for all ages.
It all starts Thursday evening with the Arts Bank Preview, which will give viewers an opportunity to see the works which will be on display through Saturday, place early bids and make purchases, and meet with some of the artist.
Bruce Carter owner of the Tallgrass Art Gallery in Pawhuska has been a driving force to bring artist from across the country for the event. Carter sat down an discussed the Art bank gallery on KPGM's Talk of The Town.
The ‘Art Bank’ art show and sale in the historic First National Bank building, 100 E. Main and proceeds from each sale will go to benefit the Ben Johnson Monument.
Friday night, the Osage Nation Museum will be hosting “A Night at the Museum” and will show the Ben Stiller Robin Williams film “A Night at the Museum”. Food vendors and popcorn will be available. The Osage Nation Museum will also be open during the event. Gates open at 7:30 pm and the movie starts at 8:00. Don't forget your lawn chairs, blankets and snacks and enjoy an outdoor movie at the oldest tribal museum in the United States.
Saturday will be the busiest day of the Arts Adventure and it all begins with registration at 8:30. “Adventurers” may sign up for the Pawhuska Scavenger Hunt, where first player to finish the hunt by visiting all 14 Pawhuska locations and having their ‘passport’ stamped will receive the first prize of $500, second place $300 and third $200. The scavenger hunt will end at noon.
Artist can register and participate in the Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest from 8:30 to 9:30 at the Registration Station. There will be three age groups, age 5 to 13 (first prize $50), 14 to 17 (first prize $150.00) and Adult (17 and over first prize of $500.00). Sidewalks will be marked for each artist to work in with chalk provided. Artists will have from 9:30 to 3:00 to complete their works with the theme ‘The Real West’.
Tallgrass Art Gallery is sponsor a plein air painting contest from 9:30 to 3:00, with registration from 8:30 to 9:30. Artists may work in any media and any genre to create their work. All artists will need to bring their own supplies for a day of plein air in historic Pawhuska. At the end of the event, works will be judged. A prize of $200 will be awarded to the best portrayal of Pawhuska and a second prize of $200 for best piece of the day. Artists may choose to sell their works that evening at ‘Saddles, Spurs and Sculptures with 70% going to the artists and 30% going to the Ben Johnson Monument.
So Head to Pawhuska this weekend to experience your very own Art Adventure. For Additional information visit www.artsintheosage.org