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March 09, 2017

OKLAHOMA TOURISM & RECREATION DEPARTMENT RESEARCH SHOWS RECORD HIGH IN TAX REVENUE GENERATED BY VISITOR SPENDING News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA TOURISM & RECREATION DEPARTMENT RESEARCH SHOWS RECORD HIGH IN TAX REVENUE GENERATED BY VISITOR SPENDING

Visitor spending in Oklahoma due to travel and tourism generated a record high $986 million in federal, state and local tax revenues in 2015, according to new research completed by the Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department. State and local tax revenues from travel spending totaled $634 million, which equates to $415 for each Oklahoma household. Total direct travel spending by 21.8 million visitors to Oklahoma in 2015 amounted to $8.6 billion. “While other industry sectors and state revenue sources have...

March 03, 2017

Renew Life by Giving Blood before Spring Break, Get a Free Oak Seedling News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Renew Life by Giving Blood before Spring Break, Get a Free Oak Seedling

March 1, 2017 ─   Oklahoma Blood Institute is renewing life by offering donors who give blood before Spring Break a special gift.   On Thursday, March 9 and Friday, March 10, all donors who give blood at one of Oklahoma Blood Institute’s nine convenient donor centers statewide will receive free Oak Tree seedlings courtesy of the Oklahoma Forestry Services.*  Seedlings will come with planting and care instructions.   Seedlings can be planted as a symbol of new life, to honor or remember...

March 03, 2017

Christie’s Visits Woolaroc Museum, New York City meets the Osage Hills! News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Christie’s Visits Woolaroc Museum, New York City meets the Osage Hills!

The unique relationship between Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve in Bartlesville, Oklahoma   with Christie’s of New York is one more example of how this once “best kept secret” has exploded onto the national scene in the last ten years. In 2013, Woolaroc hosted its first national art show with The Lewis & Clark “Corps of Discovery” Retrospective and Sale which was followed by The Best of the Best Art Show in 2015 that featured eight of the world’s finest wildlife...

March 01, 2017

Oklahoma Main Street Announces Award Finalists News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Main Street Announces Award Finalists

  (Oklahoma City, Okla.) – The Oklahoma Main Street Center announced today the finalists of the program’s annual statewide awards competition. All finalists will be honored, and the winners announced, at the 28th annual Main Street Awards Banquet, May 9, at the Embassy Suites OKC Downtown/Medical Center Hotel. “The Oklahoma Main Street Center Awards Banquet celebrates the communities, people and events that make the program thrive,” said Buffy Hughes, Oklahoma Main Street director....

February 13, 2017

OK Mozart fundraiser features retro USO dance News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

OK Mozart fundraiser features retro USO dance

BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Experience all the food, fashion, and fun of a 1940s USO-themed dance, beginning at 6:30 p.m., March 10, at Hillcrest Country Club in Bartlesville, presented by OK Mozart, Inc. "Step back in time and join us for a wonderful evening of big band sounds, swing dancing and honoring our military," said Mary Lynn Mihm, event chairman of OK Mozart Goes USO. "Proceeds from this event will help support the 33rd OK Mozart Music Festival in June, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the...

February 01, 2017

Bartlesville Art Association 64th Annual Spring Art Show News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Bartlesville Art Association 64th Annual Spring Art Show

This year the show will be held at the Price Tower Arts Center.  The Art Show will run from April 1st through April 29th . Entering artists will receive exposure by having their work hang in the prestigious Price Tower and may win awards and prizes.  Artists will also have a chance to sell their art if they wish.   Call For Artists Juried Show      2017 Spring Art Show Information and Schedule Location:  Price Tower Saturday, March...

February 01, 2017

Oklahoma Blood Institute Encourages Dononors to

Oklahoma Blood Institute Encourages Dononors to "Be The Match" Feb 1-28, 2017

January 31, 2017 ─   As part of its 40th anniversary celebration, Oklahoma Blood Institute is highlighting its partnership with the Be The Match Registry throughout the month of February.  Be The Match helps connect patients with leukemia, lymphoma or other life-threatening blood conditions, to life-saving donors. Donors between the ages 18 and 44 who meet basic health requirements, and who can commit to donating to any patient in need, can do a simple cheek swab at Oklahoma Blood Institute donor centers...

January 23, 2017

Great American Conference needs volunteers News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Great American Conference needs volunteers

The Bartlesville Sports Commission will be hosting the Great American Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships March 2-5, 2017 The Great American Conference is headquartered in Russellville, Arkansas and is made up of twelve universities from Oklahoma and Arkansas. The GAC Championship games are played in the Bartlesville Bruins Fieldhouse located just south of downtown Bartlesville. Several volunteer spots are available and all help is appreciated. Send email to bartlesvillesports@gmail.com...

January 11, 2017

Oklahoma Film & Music, Call for Interns: Spring 2017 News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Oklahoma Film & Music, Call for Interns: Spring 2017

Call for Interns: Spring 2017 January 11, 2017 - The Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Spring Internship Program. OF+MO seeks to provide selected interns with an understanding of the film and music industries in a professional state agency setting by involving them in diverse projects throughout the fall semester. OF+MO supports our state’s thriving film and music industries by administering the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program and connecting filmmakers and...

January 05, 2017

Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve to Host Exhibit and Sale News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve to Host Exhibit and Sale

Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve announced today that they will be hosting “The Best of the Best 2017” Retrospective Exhibit and Sale from October 7, 2017 through December 31, 2017.   According to Show Director Dean Zervas and Museum Director Shiloh Thurman, the upcoming show is a result of the great success that Woolaroc enjoyed from their first national show in 2013 featuring The Lewis & Clark, Corps of Discovery. That show was followed by “The Best of the Best 2015” which...