Prairie Arts Center is now offering Porch Portraits for anyone in Stillwater interested in helping us capture this very unique moment in our personal and shared histories. The concept is simple: for a few minutes at a set time, everyone in your household gathers on the porch (or on a deck, stoop, community yard, etc.) and one of our photographers takes a few pictures from a safe distance. Our aim is very simple- to document, memorialize, and capture our community during this unprecedented time. We are all aware of being a part of history right now, so let's do what we can to remember and celebrate the resilience of Stillwater and its citizens.

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The definition of a “pop-up shop” is a short-term, temporary retail event that is "here today, gone tomorrow". We are excited to begin our third annual Pop Up with ART series. This event is normally inside the arts center, but due to COVID-19 we hope moving outside to ensure social distancing and to take advantage of the sunlight. We are inviting up to twenty different artists in all different media types to participate in our shops and bring handcrafted art pieces all in one parking lot. Pop-up Art Shops will happen in collaboration with the Stillwater Farmers Market.

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Prairie Arts Center is committed to developing and supporting interest in and exploration of the visual arts. As a part of that commitment, we offer students aged 13 and older the opportunity to partner with a working artist in our community for instruction and guidance here at the center. If you or your child have an interest or talent in a particular medium, we can help find a mentor that is knowledgable and skilled in that same medium. This includes drawing, painting, ceramics, printing, digital photography, fiber arts, and graphic design. Scheduling would be contingent on artist and student availability. 
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The newly crowned winners of our Put Your Art On It t-shirt design competition. Congratulations to Luke, age 8, of Oklahoma City, and BreAnna, age 16, of Stillwater! We are so excited to get the t-shirt production underway! BreAnna and Luke will receive three complimentary t-shirts each and the chance to see their artwork walking around Stillwater (and beyond). T-shirts will also be available for pre-order through July 30th for $15 each. The proceeds from the sale of the t-shirts will go to our scholarship fund, helping students in need attend classes and camps at a discounted rate. Our three honorable mentions go to Kira, Mason, and Addy. Thanks to all who participated!

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