Oklahoma Contemporary begins construction on New Downtown Arts Center
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KOKH) Oklahoma Contemporary has begun construction on the state’s next cultural destination, a contemporary arts center at NW 11th and Broadway in downtown Oklahoma City. For 28 years, Oklahoma Contemporary has provided arts education, performances and exhibitions at State Fair Park and now reaches around 18,000 people annually. The building is filled to capacity with camps, classes, exhibits and programming. The move to the 53,000+ square foot building will allow them to serve an estimated 90,000 annual visitors and more than triple programs and class offerings.
The goal of their new address is to allow them to be a cultural destination that will create a central place for the community and visitors to gather, create and experience art. The building's construction will be a breathtaking addition to Oklahoma City’s skyline and the expected local economic impact is to be $8.6 million. To fund the project, the organization has already raised more than 70 percent -- $18.7 million -- toward their $26 million Capital Campaign.
The new Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center is expected to be completed Fall 2019.