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Eva Schlegel: Multiple Voices

  • When Aug. 31, 2023 to Jan. 13, 2025
  • Cost Free
  • Location Campbell Art Park
  • Age Requirements All ages

Multiple Voices is the first public artwork in the United States by Eva Schlegel. Inspired by the arts center's new building and the special quality of light in Oklahoma City, Schlegel developed a striking metal sculpture involving tempered glass and “shelves” etched with blurred texts.

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Jose Dávila

  • When Sept. 22, 2022-Jan. 6, 2025
  • Cost Free
  • Location Sculpture Garden
  • Age Requirements All ages

Jose Dávila creates sculptures in which industrial materials seem to be precariously balanced. The artist balances large, free-standing structural elements to fabricate constructions that are tense yet calm. Presented as part of La casa que nos inventamos: Contemporary Art From Guadalajara.

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Eduardo Sarabia: Green Vines

  • When Sept. 23, 2022 to Jan. 6, 2025
  • Cost Free
  • Location The Showroom
  • Age Requirements All ages

Eduardo Sarabia collaborated with Oklahoma City mural artist TANK to transform the surfaces of this building using his signature vine imagery. The vines come from Sarabia’s memory of his childhood neighborhood in Los Angeles, where people decorated the facades of their houses with floral motifs.

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HOME1947: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

  • When Feb. 22-July 22, 2024
  • Cost Free
  • Location Eleanor Kirkpatrick Main Gallery

HOME1947: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy explores the lives of the millions displaced in 1947 during the creation of two new independent nation-states, India and Pakistan. The installation crafts visual memories–recreating the long-lost sights, sounds, and smells of what millions once called home.

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SHELTER

  • When April 25, 2024-Jan. 6, 2025
  • Cost Free
  • Location Mary LeFlore Clements Oklahoma Gallery

SHELTER by artist Lisa Karrer explores the experiences of displaced peoples seeking shelter in refugee communities across different parts of the world through oral interviews and video projections, displayed within miniature ceramic structures inspired by global refugee camps.

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Camp | Creative Galaxy

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 15-19
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Eisha Ashley
  • Age Requirements 5-6

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Camp | DJ Masters

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 15-19
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Digital Media Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Tony Tee
  • Age Requirements 7-9

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Camp | Inflatable Art

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 15-19
  • Cost $245
  • Location The Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Katelynn Knick
  • Age Requirements 10-12

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Camp | Felted Furry Friends

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 15-19
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Clements Family Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Darci Lenker
  • Age Requirements 7-9

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Camp | Contemporary Circus

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 15-19
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Howard Family Charitable Foundation Studio Three
  • Instructor / Presenter BC Summers
  • Age Requirements 5-6

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Eight-Week Class | Guided Sewing

  • When 10:30-1:30 p.m., Wednesdays, July 10-August 28
  • Cost $285
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Amber Layne
  • Age Requirements 18+

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Eight-Week Class | Wheel Throwing 2 – Wednesday a.m.

  • When 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesdays, July 17-Sept. 11
  • Cost $265
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 18+

Expanding on the techniques covered in Wheel Throwing 1, this class will increase your proficiency on the potter’s wheel. Learn to make advanced forms, such as lidded and pouring vessels and experiment with surface adornment techniques and various methods of creating texture.

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Café Contemporary

  • When 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Closed Sunday-Tuesday.
  • Location Lobby
  • Age Requirements All ages

The newly redesigned Café Contemporary features a delectable selection of baked goods (think scones, cinnamon rolls and giant cookies) alongside robust coffee and tea offerings. The just-launched lunch menu includes tasty sandwiches, creative salads, soups for the season and more.

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Shop Contemporary

  • When Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Tuesdays and holidays.
  • Location Lobby
  • Age Requirements All ages

Shop Contemporary, our retail space, is dedicated to art-forward items unique to Oklahoma Contemporary. It's your source for thoughtfully crafted gifts that inspire through art, home goods, stimulating products for kids, fun branded items and all points in between.

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Eight-Week Class | Large! Sculptural! Handbuilding

  • When 6-9 p.m., Wednesdays, July 10-August 28
  • Cost $265
  • Location The Studios | Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Brian Bosworth
  • Age Requirements 18+

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Eight-Week Class | Garment Construction – Wednesday p.m.

  • When 6-9 p.m., Wednesdays, July 10-August 28
  • Cost $285
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Amber Layne
  • Age Requirements 18+

This advanced course expands the techniques taught in Sewing Fundamentals and Sewing Fundamentals Expanded. Learn the basics of taking and working with measurements and how to understand, work from and modify a simple pattern.

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Eight-Week Class | Wheel Throwing 1 - Wednesday

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, July 10-August 28
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Joe Cox
  • Age Requirements 18+

Prerequisite: Introduction to Ceramics.

Expanding on the techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics, this class will improve your skills on the wheel. Make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres.

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Shop Contemporary

  • When Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Tuesdays and holidays.
  • Location Lobby
  • Age Requirements All ages

Shop Contemporary, our retail space, is dedicated to art-forward items unique to Oklahoma Contemporary. It's your source for thoughtfully crafted gifts that inspire through art, home goods, stimulating products for kids, fun branded items and all points in between.

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Four-Week Class | Put A Lid On It: Lidded Vessels with Liv

  • When 6-9 p.m., Thursdays, July 18-August 15
  • Cost $150
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 18+

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Workshop | Make A Ceramic Bee Bath

  • When 6-9 p.m., Friday, July 19
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 21+

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Oklahoma International Dance Festival | Community Dance Day

  • When July 20 and 27, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
  • Cost Free
  • Location Founders Hall Dance Studio

As part of their 2024 Summer Intensive, Oklahoma International Dance Festival will be hosting several dance workshops. The Community Dance Day free workshops will cover various dance styles, including Ballet, Modern and Broadway Jazz for ages 9-16 and African Dance for all ages.

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Public Tours | 1 p.m. Saturdays

  • When 1-2 p.m. Saturdays
  • Cost free (reservations required)
  • Location Main Building | Eleanor Kirkpatrick Main Gallery
  • Instructor / Presenter Gallery Guides
  • Age Requirements All ages

Join us for a free guided tour on Saturdays! Guided public tours for individual visitors and groups of up to 12 people will meet in the lobby at our main building at 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

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Eight-Week Class | Introduction to Ceramics - Saturday

  • When 2:00-4:30pm., Saturdays, July 13-Sept. 7
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio and Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liz Parham
  • Age Requirements 18+

Learn to create sculptural forms and functional vessels like mugs, plates and bowls in this course that introduces hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Remind your fingers they can do more than scroll. No experience necessary.

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Four-Week Class | Ice Dyeing

  • When 12-3 p.m., Sundays, July 14-Aug. 4
  • Cost $150
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Amy Young
  • Age Requirements 18+

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Creative Foundations for Veterans – Sunday

  • When 2-4:30 p.m., Sundays, July 14-Sept. 8
  • Cost free to military veterans
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter free to military veterans
  • Age Requirements 18+

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Camp | Camp ComicCon

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 22-26
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Clements Family Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Lumen Miramontes
  • Age Requirements 7-9

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Camp | DJ Masters

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 22-26
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Digital Media Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Tony Tee
  • Age Requirements 10-12

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Camp | Mythical Art Magic

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 22-26
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Howard Family Charitable Foundation Studio Three
  • Instructor / Presenter Leslie Hensley
  • Age Requirements 5-6

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Camp | Creative Quilters

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 22-26
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Dana Beach
  • Age Requirements 10-12

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Camp | Gone Wild Mask Making

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 22-26
  • Cost $245
  • Location The Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Patrick Riley
  • Age Requirements 7-9

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Eight-Week Class | Wheel Throwing 1 - Monday p.m.

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Mondays, July 8-August 26
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter David Stevens
  • Age Requirements 18+

Prerequisite: Introduction to Ceramics.

Expanding on the techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics, this class will improve your skills on the wheel. Make mugs, cups and bowls while learning more about firing techniques, temperatures and atmospheres.

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Eight-Week Class | Sewing Fundamentals (Double Section)

  • When 6-9 p.m., Mondays, July 8-August 26
  • Cost $265
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Amber Layne
  • Age Requirements 16+

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Eight-Week Class | Abstract Painting

  • When 6-9 p.m., Mondays, July 8-August 26
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studio | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Brandi Twilley
  • Age Requirements 16+


Four-Week Class | Watercolor: Neon Pop! Pop!

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Mondays, July 8-29
  • Cost $150
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio 2
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements 16+

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Eight-Week Class | Garment Construction – Tuesday a.m.

  • When 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Tuesdays, July 9-August 27
  • Cost $285
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Amber Layne
  • Age Requirements 16+

This advanced course expands the techniques taught in Sewing Fundamentals and Sewing Fundamentals Expanded. Learn the basics of taking and working with measurements and how to understand, work from and modify a simple pattern.

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Eight-Week Class | Sewing Fundamentals Expanded

  • When 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays, July 9-August 27
  • Cost $265
  • Location The Studios | Josie Eresch Fibers Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Amber Layne
  • Age Requirements 16+

Build on skills acquired in Sewing Fundamentals. Learn advanced sewing techniques such as darts, ruffles, pleats and other shaping techniques, curved sewing, top stitching, lining, creating and using buttonholes, and understanding and utilizing types of zippers and elastics.

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Four-Week Class | Oil Painting: Color!

  • When 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays, July 9-30
  • Cost $150
  • Location The Studio | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Chris Brizzard
  • Age Requirements 18+

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Eight-Week Class | Introduction to Ceramics - Tuesday

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, July 9-August 27
  • Cost $225
  • Location The Studios | Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio and Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liz Parham
  • Age Requirements 18+

Learn to create sculptural forms and functional vessels like mugs, plates and bowls in this course that introduces hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Remind your fingers they can do more than scroll. No experience necessary.

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Eight-Week Class | Watercolor Fundamentals

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesdays, July 9-August 27
  • Cost $225
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio 2
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements 16+

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Workshop | Slow Your Dog's Roll: Make A Ceramic Slow Feeder Dog Bowl

  • When 6-9 p.m., Thursday, July 25
  • Cost $65
  • Location Slow Your Dog's Roll: Make A Ceramic Slow Feeder Dog Bowl
  • Instructor / Presenter Kat Myers
  • Age Requirements 21+

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Workshop | Date Night on the Wheel

  • When 7-9 p.m., Friday, July 26
  • Cost $140 per couple
  • Location The Studios | Lynda and Chuck Nelson Wheel Throwing Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liv Egan
  • Age Requirements 21+

Reenact your favorite pottery scenes from the movie Ghost without the inconvenience of your significant other getting murdered. You and your companion will have a great time learning to use the potter’s wheel and making a small bowl.

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Oklahoma International Dance Festival | Choreography Showcase

  • When July 26, 8 p.m.
  • Cost $27.50
  • Location Main building
  • Instructor / Presenter Oklahoma International Dance Festival

The Choreography Showcase offers a platform for aspiring and established choreographers to showcase their works and take master classes from experts in the world of dance. The adjudicated choreography will be presented in an entirely produced evening, working with a team of professionals.

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Oklahoma International Dance Festival | Closing Performance

  • When July 27, 8 p.m.
  • Cost $27.50
  • Location Main building
  • Instructor / Presenter Oklahoma International Dance Festival

The closing performance will feature works created by OIDF faculty including Robert Battle, Alba Nadal, Colin Connor, Vincent Gros and Molly Davison. The evening will also feature Bruce Wood Dance from Dallas, Perpetual Motion and RACE Dance Collective.

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Camp | Masquerade Parade

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 29-August 2
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Howard Family Charitable Foundation Studio Three
  • Instructor / Presenter BC Summers
  • Age Requirements 5-6

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Camp | Zine Machines

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 29-August 2
  • Cost $245
  • Location The Studios Building | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Spencer Gee
  • Age Requirements 10-12

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Camp | Storybook Kids

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 29-August 2
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | Clements Family Studio One
  • Instructor / Presenter Jenny Elton
  • Age Requirements 5-6

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Camp | The Original Selfie

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 29-August 2
  • Cost $245
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio Two
  • Instructor / Presenter Katelynn Knick
  • Age Requirements 7-9

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Camp | Clay Monster Madness

  • When 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, July 29-August 2
  • Cost $245
  • Location The Studios Building | Kim and Steve Bruno Hand Building Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Liz Boudreaux
  • Age Requirements 7-9

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Workshop | Make and Decorate Ceramic Jewelry

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Thursday, August 1
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Maranda Loughlin
  • Age Requirements 21+

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Eva Schlegel: Multiple Voices

  • When Aug. 31, 2023 to Jan. 13, 2025
  • Cost Free
  • Location Campbell Art Park
  • Age Requirements All ages

Multiple Voices is the first public artwork in the United States by Eva Schlegel. Inspired by the arts center's new building and the special quality of light in Oklahoma City, Schlegel developed a striking metal sculpture involving tempered glass and “shelves” etched with blurred texts.

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Four-Week Class | Creative Foundation for Veterans: Drawing

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, August 7-28
  • Cost free to military veterans
  • Location The Studio | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Claire Holloway
  • Age Requirements 18+

This free class is available exclusively to military veterans. Explore the fundamentals of creating and understanding art alongside other veterans.

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Four-Week Class | Visible Mending

  • When 6-8 p.m., Thursdays, August 8-29
  • Cost $150
  • Location Main Building | Mary L. Clements Studio 1
  • Instructor / Presenter Darci Lenker
  • Age Requirements 18+

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Four-Week Class | Knitting: Colorwork with Kendall

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, August 8-29
  • Cost $150
  • Location Main Building | In Honor of Bryan and Kendall Hall Studio 2
  • Instructor / Presenter Kendall Ross
  • Age Requirements 18+

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Four-Week Class | Creative Drawing: Still Life Club!

  • When 10:30-1:30 p.m., Saturdays, August 10-Sept. 7
  • Cost $150
  • Location The Studio | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Isa Rodriguez
  • Age Requirements 18+

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Workshop | Draw Meow Meows at Don't Stress Meowt

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Monday, August 12
  • Cost $75
  • Location Don't Stress Meowt
  • Instructor / Presenter Claire Holloway
  • Age Requirements 15+

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Four-Week Class | Jewelry and Metalsmithing: Rings!

  • When 6-9 p.m., Tuesdays, August 13-Sept. 3
  • Cost $175
  • Location The Studio | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Micah Hamilton
  • Age Requirements 18+

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Workshop | Make A Ceramic Juicer

  • When 6-8:30 p.m., Thursday, August 15
  • Cost $65
  • Location The Studios | Flex Studio
  • Instructor / Presenter Marissa Childers
  • Age Requirements 21+

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Closed Tuesday

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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