June 3, 2014

Three Grady County artists to present work at Red Earth Festival

— The 28th Annual Red Earth Festival will draw artists from across 11 states including three from Grady County.

The Red Earth Festival takes place on June 5-7 in Remington Park in Oklahoma City's Adventure District.

The three artists who will be represented in the Red Earth Art Market include: Karen Yeahquo with cultural items and jewelry, Alan Yeahquo with jewelry and Roosevelt Lone Wolf with paintings.

The Red Earth Art Competition has become one of the most prestigious Native American art competitions in the country.

The winners of the 2014 Red Earth Competition including the AT&T Grand Award for Best of Show will be announced during an awards ceremony open to the public 6 p.m. Thursday, June 5 at Remington Park.

The Red Earth Festival will feature many new attractions in 2014 including a Red Earth National Championship Men's Fancy Dance and Women's Fancy Shawl Dance, more native foods including the two-time winner of the National Indian Taco Championship held in Pawhuska, Okla, and live entertainment from the Redmen Blues Band, The Oh Johnny! Girls, Terry Tsotigh Blues and Choctaw Dance Traditions.

The Red Earth Parade, referred to as "Oklahoma's Most Unique Parade" will take place at 9 a.m. on June 6 in Downtown OKC Myriad Botanical Gardens. This parade features hundreds of people in full tribal regalia, tribal leaders, princesses, Honor Guards, floats and music.

The Red Earth Festival has received several distinctions including being named one of 10 Great Places to Celebrate American Indian Culture from USA Today, Oklahoma's Outstanding Event by the Oklahoma Tourism Department (twice) and named the Outstanding Cultural Tourism Event by the Frontier Country Marketing Association.

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