Festival of the Four Winds Celebrates Art and Culture of Oklahoma Tribal Nations

The Four Winds

The Four Winds

On Saturday, April 12, the American Indian Institute, in partnership with the Jacobson Foundation and the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum, will host the Festival of the Four Winds at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

This educational event is free, and all ages are encouraged to attend. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature a cultural exchange of traditional art, music, and dance.

The featured artwork for the event is Mirac Creepingbear’s The Four Winds. Creepingbear was an accomplished Native American artist and left behind many years of well-received works of art.

“In my work, I try to show the strength and character of our people, how we live now,” said Creepingbear, according to the brochure from his 1981 one-man show. “The feelings come from the heart, and my work reflects my feelings of pride for my people.”

The arts will be central to the festival with opportunities in the performing arts such as music, dance, and storytelling. There will also be classrooms for hands-on art activities for children and art education opportunities for children and adults alike.

The American Indian Institute is a nonprofit Native American service, training and research organization within OU Outreach.

For more information on the festival, visit the web page.

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