The Oklahoman

Catch good VIBES in Edmond


EDMOND — VIBES Edmond’s First Thursdays, the monthly open-air art walk event, will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the downtown Edmond area.

For the September VIBES event, plein-air artists from the local art community are invited to come out and create during the event. Plein-air artists are artists who paint their surroundin­gs, typically outdoors.

Attendees are encouraged to engage with the numerous artists located throughout downtown Edmond observing their live painting techniques.

This month will feature some returning favorite performers, as well as a new, special performanc­e by the Nritya-Arpan Dance School in the driveaway of the Citizens Bank ATM from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Local favorite, Edgar Cruz, will be playing tunes at the corner of First Street and Broadway in front of Citizens Bank.

The blues and rock group, The Bottom of the Barrel Band, will be at the corner of Hurd and Broadway, and violinist Joseph Messick will be at the corner of Main and Broadway.

More than 40 visual artists will be set up throughout downtown Edmond showing and selling their work in 36 businesses, including 18 restaurant­s, that stay open late and offer specials on VIBES nights.

VIBES Edmond’s First Thursdays is a program of the Edmond Fine Arts Institute.

Plein-air artists interested in live painting at Thursday’s event may send an email to savannah@edmondfi

For more informatio­n about VIBES, go to EdmondFine­ or call 405340-4481.

 ?? ERIECH TAPIA ?? Charl Adair paints during a “Good VIBES” Paint Off in June in downtown Edmond.
ERIECH TAPIA Charl Adair paints during a “Good VIBES” Paint Off in June in downtown Edmond.

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