Friday, June 7, 2013

Award-Winning Red Earth Festival Celebrates Native American Art and Dance

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Posted by Eric Oesch of Red Earth 
            When the 27th Annual Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival opens at the Cox Convention Center Friday June 7, 2013 in downtown Oklahoma City, OK, more than 1200 American Indian artists, dancers and singers from throughout North America will gather to celebrate the richness and diversity of their heritage with the world.  For three exciting days Oklahoma City will be at the center of Native American art and culture in America as more than 30,000 people gather to celebrate.
            Through the years Red Earth has matured into one of the most respected visual and performing arts event of its type – setting the standard for many of today’s Indian art shows held throughout the nation.  USA TODAY has named the Red Earth Festival one of 10 Great Place to Celebrate American Indian Culture    
            The Red Earth Art Market opens Friday, June 7 at 11 am and the first Grand Entry of dance competitors begins at noon inside the Cox Convention Center Arena.  Grand Entries are scheduled at noon and 7 pm Friday and Saturday, and at noon on Sunday.  The event is funded in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council.
           Tickets to attend the Red Earth Festival are $10 adults, and $7.50 seniors, youth, and Military Veterans with a valid ID.  Children 5 & under are free. Group rates are available. Tickets can be purchased online at in person at the Cox Convention Center box Office.

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