We are Individual Artists of Oklahoma.


IAO is committed to sustaining and encouraging emerging and established
artists in all media who are intellectually and aesthetically provocative or
experimental in subject matter or technique.

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IAO Annual Juried Show

Flashback Friday Art Show

Opportunities for Artists

OK Hip Hop Festival

Midwest Horror Shorts Film Festival

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Flying Solo: Works by Diane Coady

September 15-October 22, 2016
Exchange on Film Row: September 16 6-9pm
Closing Reception: October 21 6-9pm 
In "Flying Solo," Diane Coady will exhibit mixed media works that incorporate silk, clay, and painting that tell stories of the self, and weave together a personal narrative.  



Midwest Horror Shorts Film Festival

Event: October 28, 7pm-midnight
Tickets: $15

The Midwest Horror Shorts Film Festival is set to bring together filmmakers, fans and fanatics of all things HORROR for an evening packed full of scary short films from all over the world. Filmmakers are invited to submit their shorts to the festival jurors. Besides a film fest packed with amazing films, this event will feature a Halloween-themed party with costume contest, photo wall, art and a cash bar. 

Oklahoma City Hip Hop Festival Party & Hip Hop Exhibition

Festival Kick Off Party: November 1, 6-9pm
Tickets: GA: $15, VIP: $30
Exhibition runs November 1-5
Sativa Prophets IAO Takeover: Friday November 4, 6-9pm
Performances and art from local hip hop artists
Free to the public

The City of Oklahoma City will recognize November as Hip Hop History Month. To celebrate this, IAO hosts the Oklahoma Hip Hop Festival Launch Party, November 1. Friday November 4th hip hop collective Sativa Prophets take over IAO for a multidisciplinary hip hop event with performances from local artists. The gallery will feature an exhibition of visual and performance artists that represent Oklahoma City's hip hop community, curated by Zulu Nation member Randall Barnes. 

Oklahoma Voices: Monthly Poetry Reading

The First Sunday of Every Month, 2pm at IAO Gallery
Sunday November 6, 2-4pm
Free to the public

IAO is excited to host Oklahoma Voices' monthly poetry reading the first Sunday of every month in our project space. Each reading has a featured reader followed by an open mic. September's reading is cancelled due to the Labor Day holiday weekend, and will resume in October. October's featured reader will be Julia McConnell. IAO will provide a cash bar for refreshments.


Red Dot Art Sale and Fundraiser

November 12, 2016, 7-10pm
Tickets: $30
The Red Dot fundraiser is IAO’s annual fundraiser and art sale that supports our multi-disciplinary art programs and our annual artist grants. The party features food from local restaurants, local original musicians, and a silent auction with a diverse selection of art from artists involved with IAO. Join us in supporting individual artists.


Flashback Friday Art Show & Sale

Event: November 18th, 5:30-9:30
Featuring: Sue Moss Sullivan, Diana J Smith, Trent Lawson, Jean Keil, Janice Mathews-Gordon, Stacey D. Miller, Tammy Brummell, and Michelle Himes-McCrory
 For one evening only, IAO Gallery will be brimming with art you may have seen before at prices you haven’t. If you missed your first opportunity to bring home a piece created by these esteemed Oklahoma artists, this is your chance. So come look again and love again. And yes, go ahead and buy it! Feel doubly-good because your purchase also helps stock the shelves at the Food Bank. That’s right. 10% of sales from this show benefits the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Plus another 30% benefits the ever-bold and innovative IAO Gallery. In this treasure trove, you’ll find paintings, sculptures, altered photos, fiber art, ceramics, works on paper, mixed media, art dolls, and more. Enjoy appetizers and a cash bar while you explore the varied art collections.







Individual Artists of Oklahoma is a statewide arts organization that exists to promote progressive arts programming and education in the state of Oklahoma. The IAO Gallery, located in historic Film Row in downtown Oklahoma City, is open to the public admission-free year round, and offers artists who work in innovative mediums, topics, or methods an opportunity to exhibit their work.


IAO offers a variety of free programming to the public year round, with an emphasis on developing a forward-looking arts community. Each year, through this programming, IAO is able to enrich the community in which we live, enhancing the lives of tens of thousands of adults and children, artists and patrons alike.


Individual Artists of Oklahoma is a 501c3 non profit organization.