Community Spirit

Thursday evening programming at ARTSPACE


Community Spirit brings the public and the art community together to explore topics related to art, music, architecture, film, design, and the visual and performing arts. These ongoing conversations strengthen ties and build creative bridges between artists and the local community. Community Spirit gatherings, as well as all exhibitions, are always free and open to the public.


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Art Forums

Art Forums, a lecture and discussion series, are open to everyone and held throughout the year to explore topics related to art, architecture and design.


40 Minutes or Less

In partnership with the OKC Film Society, 40 Minutes or Less presents independent, arthouse, and avant-garde short films. This program brings filmmakers, industry professionals, and the public together to engage in an ongoing dialogue about visual culture and the moving image. Discover & discuss short films with us every other month.


Live Music and Social Hour

Community Spirit meets every Thursday evening, providing an after-work locale for people to meet their neighbors and discuss events & ideas in an artistic environment.


Collector's Circle | $1,000/year

The Collector's Circle is an educational opportunity for those wanting to expand their knowledge in the value and practice of collecting art. Join us for multiple evenings where we bring in artists, studio representatives and works of art from across the country. Collector's Circle members will be given the unique opportunity to learn from experts about the artistic process and value of the works in front of them. participants will receive two prints a year from ARTSPACE's Artist in Residence editions and admittance to exhibition previews, wine tastings and forums etc. 


upcoming Community Spirit events:


previous speakers

Philip Van Keuren | Mandy Messina | Richard McKown | Tony Devine | David Crismon | Madihah Janjua | Skyline Ink Animation Studios | Jane Vincent Taylor | Pam Rubert | Julius Shulman | Wendell Burnett | Michelle Martin | Lacye Swilley Russell | Joe Ramiro | Brandon Reese | Chris Sharpley | Michael Rotondi | Hans Breder | Ebon Fisher | Dana Cuff | Michael Benedikt | Bill Goldston, ULAE | Jack Lemmon | Flatbed Press | Lawrence Lithography | Sarah atlee | danny joe rose III | BJ WHITe | emily reynolds