We are less than a monthaway from the Downtown Developers’ Connection. This interactive webinar event will take place on Wednesday, March 24 at 10am. The cost to attend is $20 per person and proceeds will benefit the Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives nonprofit.
DOKC's goal is to connect local developers, business and civic leaders, elected officials, and design professionals with national experts to discuss tips, trends, and innovations. The presentation will explore how the pandemic has affected employers’ and employees’ views on work flexibility and the purpose of the office, and if that should have long-lasting effects on how we build, manage, and promote our downtown workspaces.
The Steamroller Print Fest presented by ARTSPACE At Untitled is returning in 2021. The festival will take place on Saturday, April 24, from 10am to 6pm. The event is free to attend and will include live printing demonstrations, live music, art for sale, family activities, and much more.
Participate in this year’s festival by carving a woodblock that will be printed with a 5-ton Steamroller. Artspace will host open studio days where they will guide participants through the process. Artists of all skill levels are welcome.
The Floral Heart Project, a COVID-19 memorial effort, has placed floral hearts in cities and towns across the United States in conjunction with a National Day of Mourning effort. In Oklahoma City, floral hearts are on display at Scissortail Park, Myriad Botanical Gardens, and Plenty Mercantile to honor the more than 4,000 Oklahomans who have died from COVID-19. The hearts are on display through Friday, March 5.
The Floral Heart Project is a national effort organized to help the community create spaces for public grieving and to share support for people suffering during the pandemic.
To find more information about this nationwide gesture, and to see a map of locations, please visit floralheartproject.com.
Get your kids out of their online rut and into something creative this spring break at Oklahoma Contemporary. Camp Contemporary’s March options will be held in-person in their socially distanced studios. To ensure a fun, engaging, and safe environment, each camp, led by professional local teaching artists and studio assistants, will be limited to ten students. Registration closes March 7, so be sure to snag your spot now.
BRICKTOWN CANAL LANDS
TOP 10 RIVERWALK BY USA TODAY
The Bricktown Canal landed #7 in USA Today's Best Riverwalks. In recent decades, cities across the United States have been revitalizing their river fronts, transforming them into vibrant spaces for outdoor recreation, nightlife, cultural activity and scenic views. 10Best editors partnered with a panel of urban planning experts to nominate 20 great American riverwalks, then asked you to vote for your favorites.
Thanks for your votes + support. We are proud of the Bricktown Canal and happy that you are too.
MASK MANDATE EXTENDED
Oklahoma City Council voted on Tuesday to extend the City’s mask ordinance in indoor public places until April 30, 2021. Public health officials say face coverings are key to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Cases are growing at a slower rate in cities in Oklahoma with mask mandates when compared to cities without them, according to public health data.
We're celebrating the many women who continue to contribute to downtown. By owning businesses and being an empowering force in the community, they inspire women throughout Oklahoma City and beyond. This month in our Local Spotlight, we will specifically feature women-owned businesses and community leaders. We encourage you to show them your support throughout the month of March, and all year round.
A NOTE FROM OWNER H A N N A H S C H M I T T
The Treasury is a coworking space for women located in the Arts District. We may look like a beautiful workspace with top-notch office amenities, but behind the pretty decor is a community of women who are cheering for and challenging each other.
So, in addition to offering conference rooms and beautiful backgrounds for Zoom calls, we host masterminds and events and help provide female-owned businesses more visibility, referrals, and advice from experts to help them grow.
H A N N A H ' S P I C K S
S H O P PLENTY Mercantile, the owners are so intentional about every single item they carry. I always know I can find incredible gifts there and that I’m supporting people who care deeply about their staff, the planet and their shoppers.
E A T
I spend way too much time at Kitchen No. 324. I was really mad at them when they took their chorizo gravy off the menu, but I couldn’t stay away. I have had every BLT in the city and theirs is certainly the best.
P L A Y
The Study opened across the street from us last year and that’s been a fun addition to Film Row! I can’t think of a better place to kill an hour (or four).
E M P O W E R I N G W O M E N
Most people struggle to work from home effectively. We give women the resources and relationships they need to succeed. Female entrepreneurs have long been left to figure things out on their own from their dining table. The Treasury is changing that by providing a legit office space with a built-in support system.