Amplify: VIBES Edmond’s First Thursdays Features Cinco de Mayo Fun!

VIBES: Edmond’s First Thursdays returns for its second event of the 2022 season with more art, music, fun, and a community art project! Edmond Mayor Darrell Davis and Morgan, Stilt Walker for Inspyral Circus at the April 7th VIBES event. Photo by Eriech Tapia.

Join friends and the community in Downtown Edmond for the second event of the 2022 VIBES Season on Thursday, May 5th! The May VIBES event features a Cinco de Mayo-inspired Community Art Project led by FAI teacher and artist Erin Latham. Don’t miss a special appearance by Mariachi Orgullo de America from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the entrance to The Festival Market on the southside of 1st Street.

You will want to catch other exciting happenings, including the 5×5 Show & Sale at Edmond Fine Arts Institute, doors open at 5:00 pm, two performances by the dance group Celtic Throne at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm, and all the visual and performing artists. An all-time high number of visual artists(53) and performing artists (15) will bring their best vibes to Edmond on May 5th. The best way to find all the monthly features is to follow @Edmond_Vibes on Instagram or the www.edmondvibes.org website.

This season, the VIBES Visa Challenge is happening each month. Attendees can pick up a VIBES Visa Challenge “task card” from participating downtown businesses, complete any variation of tasks listed on the back and return it to the drop-box located at the Edmond Fine Arts to enter the challenge. Tasks include visiting visual artists and businesses, making purchases from any VIBES business or artist, or posting on social media using the hashtag #VIBESVISA. Monthly prize packages vary but include gift cards, original art, and VIBES merchandise. A new winner is selected each month!

VIBES, Edmond’s First Thursdays is a program of the 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 in Edmond Public Schools. For more information, visit EdmondFineArts.com or call 405-340-4481. The 2022 VIBES Season is made possible by Citizens Bank of Edmond, Mercy, Edmond Electric, First Bank & Trust Co., Engel & Volkers The Duncan Group, The Mule, Small Architects, Valor Bank, and the City of Edmond.

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