|Art Under The Oaks Competitive Show
Runs the entire month of April.
2015 Art Under The Oaks Festival and Market
The Five Civilized Tribes Museum's annual Art Under the Oaks Festival and Market will be held on April 18th on our beautiful museum grounds. Each year, in conjunction with the Muskogee Azalea Festival, the museum hosts a cultural festival reflecting the culture, heritage and traditions of the Five Tribes removed from their homelands in the 1930's to Indian Territory.
John "Yafke" Timothy II is scheduled for the opening performance. His traditional flute music will begin at 10:00 AM. John is a talented and diverse artist, both visual and musical. He has performed for audiences across the United States. His father, John Timothy, will do the opening prayer in Muscogee Creek.
The Cherokee Adult Baptist Choir will sing for the audience at 12:30 PM. The members of the choir will be dressed in traditional Cherokee clothing and will perform in their native language.
Mahnwahdose: Will Hill and Jehnean Washington are nationally known performers and have been the featured storytellers at two national story conferences. Their approach to storytelling is most unique and entertaining. The well-known duo will perform at 1:00PM.
For the first time this year, the All Nations Choir will present a musical tribute to several tribes by singing in each of their tribe's native language.
Noel T. Grayson, 4/4 Cherokee, is a Master in the Cherokee Living Treasure Series of 1998. His 1800's hunting camp is always a well received feature of our festival. Dressed in period clothing, he will demonstrate the art of primitive tool making.
Mary Edwards Smith, Muscogee Creek, will be at the festival to share her basket weaving techniques throughout the day. Material will be available for visitors to try their hand at weaving.
Vendors for the market will have handmade items reflecting the heritage of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee Creek and Seminole Nations. Artists will sell original works and prints in their booths. Craftsmen will sell thier latest creations. Visitors can enjoy a traditional meal or a fabulous Indian taco!
Through the state appropriations and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oklahoma Arts Council funds art events and art education programs throughout the state. Projects funded by the Oklahoma Arts Council generate matching funds, creating public/private partnerships that in turn impact Oklahoma's economy throughout the stat's rural and urban communities.
All of the family entertainment is free and open to the public. Museum hours for that day are 10-5.
Welcome to the Official Site of the Five Civilized Tribes Museum. We are dedicated to preserving the art, history and culture of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole tribes and are located in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 10am-5pm
Closed the Month of JanuaryPrice of Admission:Adults-----Seniors (62+)-----Students
$1.50--Children 5yrs & Younger Are Free
1101 Honor Heights Drive
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