THE GIRLIE SHOW OPENS
The Girlie Show, a local art and design show and party featuring all female artists and designers, will host its ninth annual show on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 at the Farmers Public Market building in Oklahoma City. Hours are Friday, November 1, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., with a new-for-2012 VIP preview hour from 6-7 p.m. Friday night’s show will feature entertainment from a variety of burlesque dancers, Teaze Dance in Oklahoma City and more, including Perpetual Motion modern Dance. Saturday’s show features live music all day and runs from noon – 5 p.m.
The show, branded “An Art Show With A Curve” by owners/organizers Erin Merryweather, Marilyn Artus and Dawn Tyler-Harth, brings together the most unique and often times most under-the-radar female talent Oklahoma and the U.S. have to offer. Presentations at the show range from fashion to sculpture to paintings to housewares to … just about anything you could expect not to see at other shows.
This year’s call for artists generated more than 150 applications from females all over Oklahoma as well as Seattle, Kansas City, Montana, all over Texas and more. Finalists are selected by The Girlie Show committee.
With more than 1500 in attendance last year on Friday and close to 900 on Saturday, the show has quickly advanced to one of Oklahoma’s largest annual events.
While the show continues to expand and gain popularity on a national level, the committee remains dedicated to the advancement of Oklahoma as a center for art and culture. In 2006, The Girlie Show Scholarship fund was established; awarding $1000 to a qualifying local art student each year.
Admission to Friday night’s show is $15 in advance and $20 at the door and includes food from more than 15 local food vendors. VIP tickets, which grant holders early entry and private food and bar all night, are $50. Saturday’s show admission is $5. Friday night ticket stub is good for free admission to Saturday’s show.
Tickets are available online at www.ticketstorm.com or may be purchased at DNA Galleries in the Plaza District or Blue 7 on N. May and Grand.
For more information about The Girlie Show, visit www.thegirlieshow.net.
From the press release