IN 2015, OKLAHOMA’S ARTS AND CULTURE NONPROFITS GENERATED DIRECT ECONOMIC ACTIVITY OF $872,830,632. An investment in the arts is an investment in Oklahoma. A study done by Oklahomans for the Arts found that the arts industry supports 29,165 jobs in Oklahoma. In addition to inspiring and connecting us, the arts have direct economic impact on our communities. Check out these studies done by Oklahomans for the Arts exemplifying the economic impact of the arts: Statewide Survey Greater OKC Survey For […]
Allied Arts is preparing for the return of its signature biennial fundraiser, OPUS, on June 18 at The Criterion.
OPUS XI Club Cabaret will showcase local and nationally-known performing artists. Performances from Erin Elizabeth Clemons, who starred on Broadway and in the national tour of Hamilton as Eliza, Emmy Award-winning hip hop artist Jabee and renowned violinist Kyle Dillingham will dazzle on the OPUS XI stage. Country star Miranda Lambert will perform virtually, as will winner of America’s Got Talent, Darci Lynne. Emceeing the event will be the father-daughter duo of Mark and Annie Funke.
In addition to the stellar entertainment lineup, guests will enjoy a decadent meal with a chance to win one-of-a-kind auction items. Packages include four exclusive trips via private jets to top wineries in Oregon and Napa Valley as well as to luxury golf retreats and spa-cations at Omni Barton Creek in Austin and Rancho Las Palmas in Palm Springs. Also included in the live auction are custom jewelry from Naifeh Fine Jewelry, artwork by Oklahoma-born and Santa Fe-based Poteet Victory, a private, catered dinner with Oklahoma coaching legends including Bob Stoops and Barry Switzer, and much more.
The evening will also recognize local first responders who inspired the community with their courage and selflessness during the pandemic.For all the event details, click here.