VIBES is a FREE event held in Downtown Edmond on the 1st Thursday of each month from April through October. Participating downtown businesses, artists and performers invite you celebrate creativity from 5-9pm. VIBES is excited to share all that Downtown Edmond has to offer.

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Amelia Synan throwing pottery during a demonstration at the August VIBES event. Photo by Eriech Tapia.

EDMOND, Okla. [September 16, 2021] — Edmond’s First Thursdays wraps up its first seven-month season with the final 2021 VIBES on Thursday, October 7th in Downtown Edmond from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This final VIBES of the season brings back some audience favorites including live ceramic demonstrations by Erin Harris, Emily Odom and Amelia Synan south of the Edmond Railyard on 1st Street. Funky cover-band Jane Mays and the Minnie Funk Band will return for the final event, along with sylphs dancer Micah Wylie, and locally-loved Kentucky Daisy Band.

October will also feature activities especially for the kids. Join Metro Library System for a Story Time at 6:00 p.m. and take home a FREE Art Kit. Face painter Okie Artistry will be at the event to create custom face paintings for your family and enjoy a special performance by the Studio J Dance School in the driveway of the Citizens Bank ATM from 6:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

During VIBES, the Edmond Visual Arts Commission will celebrate its 20th Anniversary at The Edmond Railyard patio beginning at 6:00 p.m. They invite the public to join them in celebrating 20 years of providing public, visual arts to the community. On the patio during VIBES, Edmond’s Nick Massey will be performing for fans.

More than 40 visual artists will be set up throughout Downtown Edmond, showing and selling their work. 36 participating businesses, including 19 restaurants, will stay open late and offer specials on VIBES nights. Come out to enjoy the final event of the VIBES season!

For a full list of programming and information about Edmond VIBES, visit edmondvibes.org.

VIBES Edmond’s First Thursdays is a program of the Edmond Fine Arts Institute, Edmond’s nonprofit community arts organization providing visual and performing art classes for children and adults year-round and the 3rd and 4th grade Art in Schools Program for Edmond Public School students.