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Hi everyone! Hope all of you had a terrific week! Last weekend marked the end of Spring Break ’22 with Heard on Hurd and its largest event in 8 seasons, as Citizen’s Bank of Edmond kicked off is 9th season. I’ve attended every single volunteer run event but one (Husband wanted to go to his hometown for his 55th birthday!), and Saturday’s event was one for the books. This season sees more retailers than ever, new food trucks to sample from and exciting and upbeat new musicians to listen to.

April 16 will mark Heard on Hurd’s second event, and you won’t want to miss the family and dog friendly event in Downtown Edmond! Hats off to all of the Citizen’s volunteers who really stepped up and created a highly successful event for all of our community to enjoy.

Here are some photos from last Saturday’s Heard on Hurd Season Opener

VIBES Edmond’s First Thursdays Returns April 7th for the 1st Event of the 2022 Season!

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Visual Artist Chris Cargill at the 2021 Good VIBES Paint Off. Photo by Eriech Tapia.

 VIBES Edmond’s First Thursdays returns for its 2nd season, kicking off on Thursday, April 7th in Downtown Edmond from 5 pm to 9 pm.

This first event of the season will feature 43 participating businesses, including some new to Downtown Edmond like Edit & Co., Fried Taco, and Woodward Pizza in the Ice House Project, and long-standing favorites like Othellos, Silver Leaf Gems, and Native Summit. Check out the 44 Visual Artists set up over the 15 blocks of DTE showing and selling their artwork and enjoy the more than 10 Performing Artists including Inspyral Circus Stilt-walkers and returning favorites like Vearl T, the Jane Mays Band, Five Year Gap, and more!

The April VIBES event will include the “Good VIBES Paint-off” presented by Kirkpatrick Bank, featuring artists Charl Adair, Chris Cargill, Jay Holobach, Jennifer Hustis, Sharon Owsley, Shelly Presley, Jeff Shoemake, Thomas Stotts, and Reian Williams. These artists will participate in a live painting competition for the audience at the Festival Market entrance on 1st street. Attendees are encouraged to engage with the competing artists and vote for their favorite piece through a fundraiser for VIBES using cash or online card votes.

April VIBES will also be kicking off the 2nd season with a “Simply Indie” film screening located on the southwest corner of Campbell and Broadway. Attendees are welcome to watch and enjoy the featured film.

NEW for the 2022 Season, The VIBES Visa Challenge will happen every month of VIBES! Attendees can pick up a VIBES Visa Task Card from participating downtown businesses and complete any number of tasks that they choose. Each completed task equals an entry into the drawing. Tasks include visiting visual artists and businesses, making purchases at any VIBES business or artist, and posting on social media using the hashtag #VIBESVISA. Monthly prize packages vary but include gift cards to downtown businesses, artwork created by VIBES artists, and VIBES merchandise. A new winner will be selected each month!

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 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.

That’s it for today! Have a terrific weekend and be sure to check back Monday to see what’s happening around Edmond!