“I think this is a great opportunity for people from all sorts of different backgrounds and different communities to be able to experience something together, to be able to experience the richness of music and art that we have here in Oklahoma and enjoy some visiting artists, as well. At the same time, they'll be able to support the growth of those art forms here in Oklahoma,” said Robert Ruiz, founder of Oklahoma City's Anita Martinez Mariachi Festival.
The second Anita Martinez Mariachi Festival begins Thursday night at the Oklahoma City Community College Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater with a gala concert. It will continue through Feb. 10 at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center with a student art exhibition, mariachi master class and more.
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What to do in Oklahoma in Feb. 1, 2018: See Mariachi Campanas de America at the gala concert opening the Anita Martinez Mariachi Festival
Community Focus: New opportunities for artists of color in Oklahoma
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