As Oklahoma’s only United Arts Fund, Allied Arts provides critical resources and support to 20 leading arts organizations in Central Oklahoma. Please explore our site to learn more about our organization, the importance of the arts and how you can make a difference.
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For the second year in a row, Allied Arts is celebrating a record-breaking fundraising campaign, surpassing last year’s total to raise $3,352,352 in support of leading nonprofit arts organizations throughout central Oklahoma.
At the Campaign Celebration event on May 16, Allied Arts gathered donors, volunteers and member agencies to acknowledge the generous individuals and organizations that made 2013 a historic success. The event featured a program including an address from Gov. Mary Fallin, remarks by the 2013 campaign co-chairs Judy Hatfield and John Richels and Allied Arts board chair James Pickel, the announcement of the total amount raised, and the announcement of the 2014 campaign co-chairs – Judy Love and Mike Turpen. The event also paid tribute to campaign honorary chairs Jim, Kandy, Ron and Vickie Norick for their civic leadership and philanthropic contributions.
Leading the charge among corporate donors were Allied Arts Visionaries – Chesapeake Energy Corporation; the Chickasaw Nation; Devon Energy Corporation; Mid-Central Energy Services, New Dominion and New Source; and OGE Energy Corp.
In addition to corporate gifts, more than 129 businesses conducted employee giving campaigns for Allied Arts which raised more than $579,652. The top-producing employee giving campaigns were Ackerman McQueen; American Fidelity; Bank of Oklahoma; Chesapeake Energy; Devon Energy; Heart of the City Campaign; INTEGRIS Health; OGE Energy Corp.; The Oklahoman; and SONIC, America’s Drive-In.
If you have not made your annual donation yet, it’s not too late to contribute! Allied Arts is still accepting donations, as the 2013 fundraising efforts will officially end on June 30 with the close of the organization’s fiscal year. For more information or to contribute, please visit www.alliedartsokc.com or call (405) 278-8944. Donations are tax-deductible and accepted any time.
It's that time of year again when the kids start bringing home a whole array of creative holiday arts and crafts. From hand turkeys to pumpkin paintings and everything in between, we want to see what your little artists have created!
Send us photos of these masterpieces, and we'll post some of our favorites to our blog and social media!
Here are a couple of examples from some of our staff’s kids to get things started, and we can't wait to see your artistic examples of Thanksgiving creativity! Happy Thanksgiving!
Allied Arts is proud to be the beneficiary of 10% of sales at The Shoppes at Northpark for Big Night Out on September 6th. That's right, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, your favorite Northpark stores and restaurants are staying open late AND giving a portion of their sales to Allied Arts.
That same night, Catalyst is hosting an art supply drive and giving you the chance to make an even bigger impact while you shop and dine. All you have to do is bring an art supply to donate to the classes, camps and after school programs of Allied Arts member organizations.
The first 80 people to bring supplies will receive a free ticket to Science Museum Oklahoma OR a token for a free cookie at City Bites. How fun is that? Plus, Science Museum Oklahoma will be there live doing some crazy cool activities with kids. You won't want to miss it!
Here's a list of the items that are needed. Please share the list with your friends and bring a crowd with you for this exciting Big Night Out!
Join the Facebook event here and follow Allied Arts at @AlliedArtsOKC and The Shoppes at Northpark at @NorthparkOKC for event updates.