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Owa-Chito Student Art Show

Owa-Chito Student Art Show

As part of our on-going response to the COVID-19 crisis, the difficult decision has been made to cancel the 2020 Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest and Student Art Show.  Please make plans to join us for the 2021 festival on April 23 and 24, 2021.

The 48th Annual Owa-Chito Art Show will be held at the Forest Heritage Center Museum on April 24th and 25th. The show will feature works from students between the ages of 5 and 20 who reside within the four states area of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. The artwork will compete for Best of Show and places in categories for Art of the Forest, Animals/Wildlife, Open, 3-D, and Wood Art, a total of 20 categories with $900 in prizes and awards. All artwork must be submitted on or before April 20.

The Friends of Beavers Bend will co-host this year’s art show. As a group who strives to share the endless adventures of Beavers Bend State Park, a partnership with the Forest Heritage Center to showcase some of the most talented young artists of the area is a perfect fit. “It’s our goal to use our position as Southeast Oklahoma’s gateway to the world to provide a positive first impression of our people, art and culture to visitors. In essence, we want to show off the talented young people of Oklahoma, Louisiana, Texas and Arkansas,” says Brian Farley, President of the Friends of Beavers Bend.

The Art Show will run from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on April 24th and 25th. For more information, please contact Doug Zook or Calista Stephens at the Forest Heritage Center at 580-494-6497 or [email protected].


This program is made possible in part by Oklahoma Forestry Services, Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department, Friends of Beavers Bend, Oklahoma Forest Heritage Center Museum Advisory Board and staff.


Owa-Chito Festival of the Forest