Party With a Purpose at ArtNow

2017 exhibition: Jan. 9-20

Event: Jan. 20 


ArtNow, an annual exhibition and art sale, showcases works from Oklahoma’s top artists. The ArtNow event, held on the final night of the exhibition, helps to raise funds to keep Oklahoma Contemporary exhibitions free of charge to the public throughout the year. The Oklahoma artists featured in the exhibit also attend the party so that guests can learn about the artists’ works and creative process.

The 2017 exhibition will run Jan. 9-20, ending with the "party with a purpose" the night of Jan. 20.

Curators Kelsey Karper and Jennifer Scanlan are making studio visits and working with Oklahoma artists for the 2017 roster. We'll be updating this list as artists are confirmed.

Watch this page to learn more about the event, purchase your tickets and more.

Interested in sponsoring ArtNow 2017? Download a sponsor packet here or contact Development Director Jennifer Thurman:

Want to know more about ArtNow? Learn about the 2016 exhibition and event.

The 2016 exhibition ran Jan. 11-22, with the event on Friday, Jan. 22.

From ceramics to CGI, painting to photography, fine metals to light-emitting diodes, the 2016 artists spanned the gamut of media, style and attitude. Learn more by exploring the 2016 artists here. 

For more on the 2016 event:

  • Watch KFOR interviews with ArtNow co-chairs, one of the co-curators and an artist here.
  • From NonDoc, learn why one of the artists created all of her works for the show blindfolded. 
  • You can also watch a NewsOK Parties Extra webcast with co-chairs and staff or read BAM Blog's preview of the show.
  • The co-chairs told the Oklahoma Gazette that it's a great "way for people to get engaged in art."
  • Browse Quit Nguyen's incredible event photography.
  • Check out PartyBox's photo booth video.
  • See 405 Magazine's photos from the event.