Eat at Chipotle to support Tornado Relief Support!
Our hearts and thoughts go out to all of our friends and families who are affected by the tornado destruction in Moore and Shawnee.
You may have heard that the Norman Arts Council was planning to partner with Chipotle at 1641 24th Avenue NW tomorrow (May 22, 2013) from 5:00pm – 9:00pm to raise funds for our Public Art Project Cre8Sk8. In light of the tornado recovery relief needed, we will now direct those funds raised to the Red Cross of Central Oklahoma.
Simply go to Chipotle and mention Norman Arts Council, Red Cross or Moore Tornado Relief and 50% of all sales will go on to benefit tornado relief through Red Cross.
AND, From Allied Arts…
Eat at S&B’s Burger Joint for Arts Education now supports Tornado Relief Support!
As you might have heard, Allied Arts was planning to partner with S&B’s Burger Joint on 9th Street today to raise money for arts education. In light of the tragedy that took place in Moore yesterday, we have decided to redirect those efforts. S&B’s will now be donating a portion of their proceeds from ALL S&B’s Burger Joint locations from now until Sunday to the Red Cross of Central and Western Oklahoma. We encourage you to join us at your closest S&B’s restaurant to support relief efforts.
It becomes even more so in times like this, when artists are prepared to take that art and use it to benefit others in times of need.
Tragedy struck our neighbors in Newcastle, Shawnee, Little Axe and Moore on Sunday, May 19 and Monday, May 20, and it took only seconds for many to begin organizing benefit events and donating sales of their art to the victims devastated by that day’s events. We have collected what we have seen so far into this list below, though we expect it to grow in the coming days, as Oklahomans have so clearly shown in the past few days that our love knows no bounds.
We will continue to update this listing as more details, events, benefits and so on are added. To add an event or promotion to this listing, email Joshua Boydston at email@example.com.
An original song by SWAN members and Moore High School freshmen Grace + Sophia:
Andrew the Poet, Seth Walker, Patrick Ohslund and Jordan Ranft
6 p.m. Thursday, May 23
Acoustic Rock Coffee House, 1408 N.W. 15th Street, Lawton
Ripple Green and Aaron Pierce
6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23
The Paramount, 701 W. Sheridan
6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23
The Rusty Crane, 109 N Detroit Ave, Tulsa
Kevin Welch, Michael Fracasso and Miss Brown to You
A large silent auction FULL of tons of local art as well as items donated by Club One15. RAW OKC will be taking art and clothing/food donations all day while they set up the venue until 7 p.m. at Club One15. People can by tickets here http://www.rawartists.org/oklahomacity/expressions and proceeds of the auction and donations that night go to local Red Cross initiatives. The are also discounting tickets for large groups.
Limber Limbs with Feathered Rabbit, The Wurly Birds and Samurai Conquistadors
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History is offering complimentary admission throughout May and during the entire month of June “in recognition of the needs of Oklahomans to have a place to gather and escape the trauma and chaos of the tragedy of the tornados that affected Oklahoma May 19 and 20.”
To help with tornado relief, Cimarron Opera would like to offer a full tuition scholarship for our 3 week Opera Theatre Camp to any student aged 8-18 who lost a home on May 19 or 20. This would be a fun, safe and educational place for a student to go from 9:00-5:00 Monday-Friday June 10-29 while parents deal with rebuilding. We can accept up to 10 students. Please call 364-8962 if you or a student you know would be interested, and feel free to share.
The Paseo Arts Festival is setting up a donation station for the Regional Food Bank at The South Stage and will be accepting donations throughout the festival.
Luncheon on the Grass, Norman’s annual arts picnic in the park, is scheduled from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, in Lions Park. Art activities, live entertainment and free snow cones are just a few of this year’s offerings. At 7 p.m., Austin band The Gourds takes center stage to kick off the Summer Breeze [...]
NSAA invites everyone — including non-NSAA members — to a free Downtown Norman Sketch Session from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Interested artists should meet at the James Garner Statue on the corner of Main and James Garner Avenue at 6:45 p.m. For more information, call Norman Arts Council at 405-360-1162 or [...]
May 19, Summer Breeze, John Fullbright Band, 7:30 pm, Lions Park, Free John Fullbright is a young man who finds love, beauty, and pain in the here and now, and skepticism and disdain for those who would take advantage of the dreams of those hoping for a better world. He is a gifted songwriter, a brilliant [...]