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Oklahoma City Council approves relocation of Festival of the Arts

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Festival of the Arts will be relocated to Bicentennial Park in the 500 block of Couch Drive.

The decision comes after a unanimous vote from City Council.

The festival actually started on Couch Drive, and will return to its birthplace for the 50th anniversary.

From 1967-1984, Festival of the Arts was located in the park between Civic Center Music Hall and City Hall, then was moved to its current location at Hudson and the Myriad Gardens.

But due to future development of Hudson Ave, as well as Arts Council OKC’s property, the City decided to move the Festival of the Arts to Bicentennial Park.

“We appreciate the City Council’s approval and all the hard work the city has put in to making this relocation successful. Festival of the Arts simply would not happen without the love and support from the community,” said Peter Dolese, Arts Council OKC Executive Director. “We look forward to an exciting year returning home!”