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Experiences Like None Other

Gathering Place is a home for spectacular, free events that showcase art, history, entertainment, and culture from around the corner and around the world! Check out the event calendar below to plan your visit.

Gathering Place Programming sponsored by Coterra


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Art Start


June 18, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Gather Round Stage

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Expand your creativity and make a one-of-a-kind masterpiece during a visit to Gathering Place! Art Start highlights the gift of imagination and offers visitors a chance to meet and work with a local artist. Each month, a new teaching artist or organization provides facilitation of a focused art activity for kids and families to enjoy. Join us at the Gather Round Stage every third Saturday in June, July, and August from 10 a.m. to noon. Art Start is free and open to the public. 

  • June 18: Wildflower Sketching & Cookie Decorating - Wildflowers are blooming all over Gathering Place! Join us to search for and sketch wildflowers, then decorate your own wildflower cookie during a cookie decorating class led by Cookiedoodle

  • July 16: Exploring Dance! - Learn the basic techniques of ballet, hip hop and jazz and perform a short routine. Instructors from VickyB's Dance Company will be providing short lessons and will end with a final performance for guests to enjoy! 

  • August 20: Marbling Art Activity - Gilcrease Museum staff will guide you through a marbling art activity so you can create your own marbled pattern of colors to take home!