Oklahoma Contemporary
A gift shop with white walls lined with shelves and rows of colorful product

New Light

Nov. 17, 2023

The Art of Shopping

A Black woman with long curly brown hair stands in front of a gift shop wall. She is dressed in a camo long-sleeve with a white lace dress underneath and a blue flat-bill hat on her head.

Iman Knox

Everything you need for the artsy folks in your life

As we approach the season of giving and gathering, sometimes the thought of buying gifts for the special individuals in your life can feel overwhelming. With this in mind, we sat down with Retail Coordinator Iman Knox to chat keeping it local through Shop Contemporary, key items to look for, treating us to tips and insight into the products offered.

Sit back, relax and follow along as Knox guides you through all of your shopping needs.

WARNING: We cannot guarantee that you won’t want to buy something for yourself, and rest assured we highly encourage it.

For the art lover:

It’s safe to say Shop Contemporary in its entirety is filled with hand-crafted, intentionally sourced goodies for any art lover in your life, however, Knox has narrowed it down to a select few that might do just the trick.

"Cedric Mitchell has been an artist we’ve carried since the shop has been open in our new home, and his hand-blown glasses have been a fan-favorite among staff and guests."

"Our catalogs feature in-depth reviews of our exhibitions and are a great coffee table or book shelf addition. It's like bringing the galleries into your home!"

"Polo&Storch is a design studio that hand-crafts all of their pieces in Mexico. Each of their earring styles are created through experimentation with color, shape and texture making for the perfect statement accessory."

For the cozy friend:

Their home is filled with cute and quirky knickknacks, there’s always freshly brewed tea or coffee, and they’ve got a cardigan for every occasion. You know which friend we’re talking about!

"Popular for their vibrant colors and patterns showcased in their home goods, Dusen Dusen makes blankets for the artsy interior lovers."

"Locally made in the heart of OKC, Sage & Elm hand-makes each soap with organic elements of nature. Though they look and smell delicious, they're not meant to munch."

"TUTU Home designs their wares with architectural concepts and design aesthetic in mind, with the intent to personalize and curate your home space."

For the fam:

Whether they’re on the go with children in tow or inviting you over for the next family function, these products will brighten up any adventure with the fam.

"Made eco-friendly and cruelty free are some of the perks of kits from Pottery with a Purpose. Each kit includes a detailed instruction manual and all the necessary tools you’ll need to create your one of a kind pottery piece."

"Le Puzz is a puzzle brand using inspiration from vintage art illustration, often incorporating quirky copy and shapes to emphasize a fun puzzle-solving experience."

"Jaq Jaq Bird is an AAPI-owned children’s brand featuring conscious and travel-friendly art-making activities for young aspiring artists. Their ButterStix® chalk is dust-free, providing a smooth and less-mess drawing experience for kiddos and adults."

Consider your gift list covered, friends! Swing by the shop during gallery hours, or check out available product online 24/7. Happy shopping!


Shop Contemporary.

Retail Coordinator Iman Knox.

Cedric Mitchell's cocktail glasses.

John Newsom: Nature's Course, Ed Ruscha: OKLA, La casa que nos inventamos: Contemporary Art From Guadalajara and Bright Golden Haze exhibition catalogs.

Polo&Storch earrings.

Dusen Dusen blankets.

Sage & Elm Apothecary soaps.

TUTU Home "Drapeau" Taro Purple and Oreo Speckled Mug Set.

Pottery with a Purpose's Hot Cocoa + Clay Pottery Kit.

Le Puzz's Wet Paint and Field Day puzzles.

Jaq Jaq Bird's Reusable & Erasable Paper 10 pack, Wishy Washy Markers and ButterStix®.

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Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday

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

Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003

Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

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