Oklahoma Artist Network (OAN) is inviting the community to sound off on the future of the state's creative industries in a town hall forum held in the renovated basement of Paseo Plunge. Attendees will also be offered the chance to check out the ongoing conversion of the historic building into a multi-use space.
Through the 1930s and 1940s, the Paseo Plunge was a popular public swimming pool until the polio epidemic of the 1950s caused it to close. The building has since been used for storage and warehousing, sitting dormant while the rest of the district thrived. Now, renovations are underway as the Plunge is poised to play a larger role in the Paseo Arts District's future and will serve as the perfect backdrop to a discussion on the metro's future as a growing arts hub.
Tours of the Paseo Plunge will begin at 6:15 and attendees can also submit questions for the forum, which will begin at 7:30. Members of OAN will also be on hand to discuss the organization, which is celebrating its first year of serving the metro’s art community. Directly after the event, there will be a meet and greet across the street at Picasso on Paseo.
This event is made possible by the support of the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, the Cultural Development Corporation of Central Oklahoma and Picasso on Paseo.