OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., September 18, 2018 – Allied Arts is gearing up for its biennial fundraiser, OPUS – to be held on October 12 at The Criterion.

Co-chaired by Sherri and Bill Lance, and Lynne and Bill Schonacher, OPUS X Club Cabaret promises to elevate our cultural community to new heights with a showcase of local performing artists and a chance to win once-in-a-lifetime auction and raffle packages.

Guests and sponsors will hear the music play “Life is a Cabaret, Old Chum” and enjoy the choice of an extensive buffet of gourmet food and drinks or a seated decadent dinner. The main event will take place from 6:30 p.m. until Midnight.

Auction and raffle packages include unbelievable trips, the ultimate Thunder experience, weekend getaways, jewelry by Naifeh Fine Jewelry, artwork by Poteet Victory, a Sonic Ice machine, exquisite wine, a unique Country Music Awards trip and memorabilia and more.

“OPUS is one of the best events in Oklahoma City,” said Bill Lance. “OPUS helps raise awareness and critically important funds that support the arts organizations to provide arts education opportunities to underserved youth; connects seniors and veterans to healing arts programs; and sustains the cultural institutions that bring top-notch performances and exhibits to life for everyone in our community.”

Presenting sponsors for OPUS X include Arvest Bank and IBC Bank. Other top sponsors include Central Liquor/Valerie Naifeh and Air Comfort Solutions, Braum’s Ice Cream and Dairy Stores, Cemplex Group, The Chickasaw Nation, Devon Energy Corporation, Kennedy Consulting Group, Sherri and Bill Lance, The Midlands Companies, Tall Oak Midstream, LLC.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available and range from $1,000 – $25,000, and individual tickets can be purchased for $250 each. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased by calling (405) 278-8944 or visiting the Allied Arts office at 1015 N. Broadway, Suite 200 in Oklahoma City. For more information, visit


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