Organized by Oklahomans for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Day is an annual event where community leaders from across Oklahoma rally at the State Capitol to raise awareness among state legislators of the economic and social impact of state funding for the arts in urban and rural communities. Julia Kirt (Oklahomans for the Arts), Erinn Gavaghan (Norman Arts Council), Jessica Farling (Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art), and Melissa Smith (Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art) share why public funding for the arts is important.

This video is technically a remastered version of last year’s video, with color corrections, photos from last year’s event, a quote from Rick Sinnett, timelessness edits, and features my current video stylings.

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at