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MIDTOWN WALKABOUT MONTH

Midtown Walkabout Month continues for its final Saturday, July 25. Midtown merchants will provide specials, discounts, and activities during their normal operating hours. Please be safe while visiting the district by washing your hands, wearing a mask, and keeping a distance from others.

JULY 25TH PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES 
 

Sidewalk Programming

☆ Live music by Kyle Reid and Isaac McClung between Café Do Brasil and Plant.
[11am-3pm]

☆ Live painting by Jaiye Farrell outside of The Laboratory OKC.
[11am-3pm]

☆ New issues of MetroFamily Magazine outside of mode (while supplies last).
[11am-2pm]

☆ Downtown Guides handing out Midtown tote bags filled with swag to all attendees -- random winners will receive gift cards to businesses in the district for #MidtownActsofKindness.

Stay updated on Midtown Walkabout Month promotions by following along on the Facebook event page, or find more information at midtownokc.com.
COMMUNITY PROJECTS
FUNDED THROUGH MICRO-GRANTS

 

In June, Downtown Oklahoma City Initiatives partnered with Urban Land Institute of Oklahoma to fund nearly $40,000 in micro-grants to help fund individuals and organizations with project plans to lift the spirits of the community through placemaking and public art and to drive support of downtown districts and businesses.

“Downtown is a gathering place for our entire city, and COVID-19 has challenged our approach to public space and transformed consumer habits that have impacted our downtown merchants,” said Kristen Vails, Director of Placemaking for Downtown Oklahoma City Partnership. “These projects aim to offer new ways for the public to experience our downtown districts and increase foot traffic for our downtown businesses”.


The various projects range from interactive hopscotch to public meditative space and are expected to take place between July and October.
 

For more information on these projects, visit downtownokc.com.

CITY CARE'S
TRANSFORM THE NIGHT


City Care's Transform the Night is almost here. Tune in and take action to fund Oklahoma City's only low-barrier night shelter is coming to a livestream near you tomorrow, July 23 at 6pm. Join City Care as they shift to a digital event in the midst of COVID-19, and aim to provide a welcoming respite to our city's most vulnerable.

For more information on this event, visit citycareokc.org.

FIREFLIES AT THE MYRIAD GARDENS


Fireflies are lighting up the night in the Myriad Botanical Gardens. The public art installation by Oklahoma artist Nathan Pratt captures the blinking flash of a summertime favorite. The installation is now open nightly 5-11pm in the Meinders Terrace, and will remain through the fall.

This exhibit is part of "Bright Golden Haze: Reflections," a partnership with Oklahoma Contemporary and funded by a series of grants from Kirkpatrick Family Fund to extend the theme of light from the art center’s inaugural exhibition, Bright Golden Haze.

Learn more about the exhibit, and the artist, at oklahomacitybotanicalgardens.com.
FACTORY OBSCURA VIRTUAL TOUR

Although Factory Obscura has pressed pause on offering small group and private appointments, you can now experience one of Oklahoma City’s favorite hand-crafted immersive art experience on a whole new level.

View never-before-published photos, stories, factoids, and more by taking the Mix-Tape 360 virtual tour. Admission to Mix-Tape 360 is a suggested donation of any amount. Every donation supports Factory Obscura’s mission to support, create, and awaken.

Find more information, donate, and take the tour at factoryobscura.com.

The City Council voted in a special meeting Friday to approve an emergency public safety ordinance requiring face coverings in indoor public places throughout Oklahoma City. The ordinance took effect immediately. Read it here.

Visit covid19.okc.gov for the latest local COVID-19 news, guidance, and City services updates.

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