Risa Wilkins Mckinney, owner and teacher at Oops I Arted in the Cheyenne Crossing Center at 3400 S. Bryant Ave Suite 100

Hi everyone! A lot of life happened in the last two weeks, with kids going back to in person learning, vaccines quickly rolling out to more people and events in our metro starting to arrive, and not a moment too soon. As EdmondActive is a street magazine, I publish when there is not a public health threat, and I am excited that vaccines are here and the number of cases have gone down since last fall.

In 2019, so many were about unplugging, and then 2020 saw all of us use the internet to shop for food, home & groceries. I am so grateful for those who have continued to follow @EdmondActive over the years, but to our new followers who are just used to EdmondActive being on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, for 12 years I have offered news through this blog weekly and in print 6-8 times a year, and am excited to get moving for 2021!

This year has been one that was long, and sad for many, and hopefully this Spring will usher in healing amongst us all. A bright spot this weekend is that we will gain an hour of sunlight Sunday, and Edmond Public Schools starts their Spring Break on Monday. It’ll be a great week to refresh.

Edmond Vibes 1st Thursday Art Walk Season Series Opener Happens April 1, 2021 through October 2021 From 5-9pm

After much discussion among city and community leaders and downtown business owners in 2020, DEBA (Downtown Edmond Business Association) and Edmond Fine Arts Institute decided to try their hand at a recurring monthly arts festival-like event series involving Downtown Edmond Businesses.

Mercy is the headlining sponsor that is monitoring the pandemic and all state and local ordinances will be upheld, to ensure the safety of all who plan to visit. This event is meant to help residents become familiar with all of the businesses located in our Downtown district, and to highlight the artistic side of Downtown Edmond.

Vibes will be a free open air event that pairs artists and performers with downtown businesses, highlighting both during the 4 hour events, with changing performers and artists each month.

For more information about the participating artists, performers and participating businesses, visit www.Edmondvibes.org

Oops I Arted Art Studio in Cheyenne Crossing on Bryant south of 33rd St. to hold Spring Break Art Camp

Oops I Arted is a locally art instructor owned studio, whom Risa, the owner is well known and well loved among parents and aspiring artists in and around Edmond. Next week there are just a few spots left on March 17 for the Yoda class, which are $60 per child, that includes snacks and drinks

You can find Risa at FB and Instagram at @OopIArted, visit her studio’s website at OopsIarted.com, or call or text 405-476-9211 to sign your kids up for a fun educational week of art!

ShopEdmond at Emory Anne Interiors and Cultured Clothes of Edmond for new spring arrivals

New arrivals are coming to Emory Anne Interiors at 150th east of Santa Fe just in time to refresh your home for Spring and Summer! Hours are Monday through Saturday 10-5 pm

Cultured Clothes of Edmond is located on Covell next to Starbuck’s just west of I35. This is a darling boutique open until 6:30 pm Monday through Saturday and Sunday’s 12-5 (Also, for South end resident’s, visit the all new Cultured Clothes OKC in Chisolm Creek on Memorial!) Spring and Summer items are now arriving!

That is it for today, have a lovely weekend, and be sure to check back next week to see what’s happening around Edmond! Also be sure to follow at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter off to the side, to see what new properties are available from 525 Realty Group, availabilities at Arcadian Getaways and to find other relevant information on a daily basis!

Sherri Hultner