Artists gather for 35th Red Earth Festival June 12th & 13th
Red Earth Festival returns to the Grand Casino Hotel Resort
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The award-winning Red Earth Festival, recognized as one of America’s top art festivals, opens June 12-13 with beautiful artwork, dancing, special events and attention to ensure a Grand standard of Good Clean Fun. The Grand Casino Hotel & Resort, located just minutes east of Oklahoma City Exit 178 on I-40 near Shawnee, will again host the Red Earth Festival as central Oklahoma becomes a center of Native art and culture.
The Red Earth juried art market features original art by Native artisans in the beautiful Grand Casino Event Center. Festival guests will experience the artistic creations of some of America’s most celebrated artists as they offer their creations for sale. While keeping the safety of Festival patrons in mind, the 2021 Red Earth Festival will not feature a powwow. In lieu of the powwow, a special Dance Showcase and Grand Entry will feature the popular colorful dances guests have grown accustomed to experiencing while attending the Festival.
To ensure a “Grand standard of Good, Clean, Fun,” the Grand Casino Hotel Resort will provide manual temperature checks upon entry and require masks be worn throughout the property. Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the facility, while all employees wear masks and gloves. A state-of-the-art air filtration system ensures the air inside the Grand Casino is ventilated and treated every eight minutes.
Red Earth, Inc. is an Allied Arts member agency and is funded in part by the Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, James H. and Madalynne Norick Foundation, Oklahoma’s News 4, Allied Arts, and the Oklahoma Arts Council which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts. Red Earth, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization with a mission to promote the rich traditions of American Indian arts and cultures through education, a premier festival, a museum, and fine art markets.
Daily general admission is available on at the Red Earth website and daily wristbands are $15 per person at the door while all children under six are free with a paid adult.
The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. The agency’s mission is to lead in the advancement of Oklahoma’s thriving arts industry. The Oklahoma Arts Council provides more than 400 grants to nearly 225 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the state’s arts and cultural industry and manages works of art in the Oklahoma Public Art Collection and the public spaces of the state Capitol. Additional information is available at arts.ok.gov.