Porch Portraits

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.


The images captured of your household will be made available to you digitally via email. They will also be posted in an online exhibition of all of the Porch Portraits. We hope you will join us! To sign up please email us at infoartscenter@okstate.edu

Please provide the following information in your email. 

Preferred Day and Time for Photo (we are offering them Monday, Tuesday and Friday) 
Name and age of household members
Cell Phone Number (so our photographer can text when they arrive) 
*Make sure we have an email to send images

Optional information to share about your quarantine time: 
  • How are you coping?
  • What, if any, new rituals have emerged for you?
  • The worst thing about quarantine.
  • The best thing about quarantine.
  • What are you most thankful for?
You are welcome to include props in your portrait such as: 
  • devices
  • toys
  • dogs
  • signs
  • masks
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Here is a news article to learn more and to give you more ideas for your photo.