Arts Active Communities
In Oklahoma the arts industry generates $29 million in state and local tax revenue.
State funding helps sustain a $314.8 million arts and cultural industry and more than 10,000 jobs.
Arts education programs nurture critical thinking and improve academic performance
in math, science, language arts and other subjects.
Arts active communities have a strong advantage for economic growth due to arts related spending.
Visits to art venues, galleries and museums and attending festivals and events brings revenue into local restaurants, retail boutiques and businesses, gas stations and convenience stores, hotels and B & B's.
Arts events and festivals create high quality of life for citizens and families, enhance the cultural landscape, offer experiences for lifelong learning, provide entertainment and a social space to bond with families and neighbors
as well as showcase and nurture talent of children, youth and adults.
Arts Council of Tahlequah
ACT supports and promotes visual, performing and literary arts and artists, enhances quality of life through arts events, adds layers of arts to events, partners with other groups, facilitates classes, workshops, classes and activities.
The arts are essential to vital communities! They strengthen the economy, promote community development, preserve culture and heritage, revitalize neighborhoods, inspire volunteerism, develop a creative and well-educated workforce, retain young professionals, serve as an incentive for attracting new and relocating businesses, position the community as a cultural tourist destination while supporting local and regional artists.
ACT has an online registry of members - fine artists, musicians, writers, actors, potters, basket weavers, photographers, stone and wood carvers, culinary arts, needlework arts - all artists and supporters can join.
Members with a website can Link to the ACT website.
Like us on Facebook - a source for upcoming events, and related arts inspiration.
Opportunities to show in the Art Gallery in Cort Mall, online Member Registry, participation in the Artist Business Collaborative Downtown Walking Gallery, Plein Air Red Fern, Red Fern Acoustic Music Competition, 2nd Sunday at 2 Speakers History and Humanities Lecture Series, Winter Concert, exhibiting at member only events like Tahlequonia Art Show and the Tri-County Art Show with Muskogee and Wagoner artists, opportunity to teach classes, invitations to special events, art classes free or with a discount, participation in event planning and production and more.
Current Board Members:
Matt Anderson, Callie Chunestudy, Dr. Carl Farinelli, Renee Fite, Chris Murphy, Dr. Whitney Myers, Faith Phillips, A. J. Ray, and Dr, Robyn Pursley
Founding Board Members:
Dr. Terri Baker, Holly Berry, Monica Brown, Dr. Carl Farinelli, Renee Fite, Jesse Garnee, Bobby Martin, Mitzi Reasor, Jim Roaix and Donna Tinnin.
Office and Gallery 215 S. Muskogee Ave. downtown, Tahlequah
PO Box 784, Tahlequah, Ok. 74465