Upcoming Events


January 20, 6-9pm

Juried Show Art Exhibition Opening

The show, will feature IAO artists in ranging and diverse media. The show will open January 20, 2017 through

February 10. The jurors will select artists in diverse media, with over $300 in awards.


January 21, 7- Midnight

Join us for a night of music at gallery featuring touring musicians Valerie Keuhne & The Wasps Nest

Valerie on vocals and cello, Alex Cohen on drums, and Jeffrey Young on violin. They will play a mix of grindcore, cabaret, performance art, punk, and neoclassical art song, with a dash of free improvisation.

January 29th, 2- 4pm

24 Hour Film Race Preview and Information Session

Come see previous entries!

February 3, All Day

24 Hour Film Race

Friday, February 7, 2014 - 11:00pm to Sunday, February 9, 2014 - 12:00am

On Friday, Feb 5th at Midnight, video enthusiasts from across the state will gather at Living Arts in Downtown Tulsa to finalize their registration and size up their competition for the 24-Hour Video Race. The race challenges Oklahoma filmmakers to form small teams with which to write, shoot, and edit a short
(no longer than 5-min) video in just 24 hours. The participating teams will be required to incorporate into their submissions a surprise theme, prop and line of dialogue, which will be revealed to them at the stroke of midnight on Friday, Feb 5th.

Videographers must drop off their completed videos along with required registration information at the IAO Gallery (706 W. Sheridan Downtown OKC between Lee & Shartel, Oklahoma City), or Living Arts of Tulsa (307 E Brady St, Tulsa) before 12 midnight on Saturday, Feb 7th.

$30.00 Entry fee. Entries will be judged at a screening at Philbrook Museum of Art. The Judges’ Choice video will be awarded a prize, and other category winners will also receive awards.


February 52-4pm

Monthly Poetry Reading

Each month IAO hosts a monthly poetry reading organized by poets, on the first Sunday of every month. Poets are invited to attend to hear featured speakers, and sign up for open mic readings.


February 11, time 11:30-2:30

Valentine’s Day Brunch/Coffee Tasting Fundraiser

More Information Coming Soon



February 17, 9-11pm and February 18, 7-9pm

Opening Reception for Exhibition Featuring Nicole Emmons-Willis with Jerry Allen Gilmore in the Main Gallery

February 17, Beginning at 6:30pm in the Project Gallery

On Friday February 17th, the film Wastedland 2 will be screening on the big screen in it's entirety at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm. The film will also be playing on a loop on monitors within some of the exhibition sculptures during  regular gallery hours after opening night.

The Wastedland 2 installation will transform IAO into a three dimensional version of the film- a post apocalyptic-graffiti-wonderland. Here questions of fate and self collide with graffiti folk lore through word play, interactive kinetic sculpture, paintings, artifacts, and characters - all centered around thematics from the film. This environment allows the viewer to enter the psychology of the narrative, to identify and ultimately re-define the way one traditionally engages with artwork. The film will exist as a centerpiece to a decaying post apocalyptic play land of kinetic sculptures and colorful graffiti pieces  alongside artifacts, characters from the film and site specific installations with artwork by:  Amy Smalls, Andrew H. Shirley, DARKCLOUDS, EKG, George Vidas, Greg Henderson, NOXER, RAMBO, Ryan C. Doyle, William Thomas Porter, UFO 907 and others TBA.  


Otis Moon and the Unforgiven

February 17th 9pm and February 18 at 8pm

Tickets for each night are $10 and can be purchased at the door.

Expect a show that will traverse the great continent of Wayne's songwriting as the band weaves its way through blues, folk, rock, rockabilly, country, punk and even a little psychedelia.


February 24 & 25, 7-9pm
$15 General Admission
$10 Students or with Donation Item

Join us for a presentation of the Vagina Monologues. In conjunction with the nonprofit V-Day, IAO will present the critically acclaimed spoken word performance The Vagina Monologues, in part benefiting the YWCA. View page for more details.