Allied Arts to Host “Catch the Glow”




Event to thank community and mark 50-year milestone



OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., April 1, 2022 – Allied Arts is excited to host “Catch the Glow,” a community thank you celebration at Scissortail Park on April 8 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Free and open to all ages, the event will feature a drone light show, glow-in-the-dark activities including art, roller skating, and disc golf, live performances, hot air balloon night glow, giveaways, food trucks and more. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the different performances throughout the night.


“We have been planning to host a 50th anniversary celebration since last year but decided to postpone until this spring to ensure everyone can safely enjoy these two beautiful and fun works of art,” said Allied Arts President/CEO Deborah McAuliffe Senner. We want to emphasize our appreciation of the community for the financial support they have provided that is vital to sustaining a vibrant and diverse cultural landscape in Oklahoma. It is important now, more than ever!”


April 8 will also mark the last weekend you can experience “GLOW,” a free, public art installation featuring two large-scale interactive works of art, “Oscillation,” by The Urban Conga and “Passage,” by Serge Maheu. Guests who visit Scissortail Park can enjoy the whimsical and immersive experience daily from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. through April 10.


“Allied Art’s light installation is a perfect example of a community organization bringing to the park a creative exhibit that engages all ages and walks of life with an artistic playful experience in a beautiful setting,” said Maureen Heffernan, CEO for Myriad Botanical Gardens and Scissortail Park. “We are so appreciative of the magic Allied Arts made possible at our Park and throughout the community as the central arts supporting organization in OKC.”


The exhibition is fully underwritten thanks to the generosity of the Inasmuch Foundation.

Additional “GLOW” sponsors include Love’s Travel Stops, Heartland, Scissortail Park and LINGO Construction Services. More information can be found at and on social media @AlliedArtsOKC.




About Allied Arts

As a United Arts Fund, Allied Arts works to broaden support for the arts by raising financial support for cultural organizations, encouraging participation and attendance, advocating for arts education, and promoting excellence in the arts and arts management. Since its founding in 1971, the organization has raised more than $82 million to advance the arts in central Oklahoma. Learn more at


Allied Arts counts more than 40 nonprofit cultural organizations under its umbrella. Member agencies include:

  • Ambassadors’ Concert Choir
  • Arts Council Oklahoma City
  • Canterbury Voices
  • Carpenter Square Theatre
  • Cimarron Opera
  • deadCenter Film
  • Firehouse Art Center
  • Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma and Thelma Gaylord Academy
  • Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art
  • Metropolitan School of Dance
  • National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
  • OK City Chorus
  • Oklahoma Children’s Theatre
  • Oklahoma City Ballet
  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art
  • Oklahoma City Philharmonic
  • Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
  • Oklahoma Shakespeare
  • Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC)
  • Oklahoma Youth Orchestras
  • Opry Heritage Foundation of Oklahoma
  • Prairie Dance Theatre
  • Red Earth, Inc.
  • Science Museum Oklahoma
  • The Sooner Theatre


For more information, contact Allied Arts at 405.278.8944 or visit



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