FYI - Guide to life in Stephens County, OK 2019 - Page 18

LIFESTYLES LIVING A BEST LIFE IN STEPHENS COUNTY BLUEGRASS FESTIVALS Duncan’s Grove RV Park and event venue hosts two bluegrass festivals every year, featuring bluegrass and gospel musicians. Lisa and Don Hagen invite people and their families from all over the state to come stay in their RV park just outside the city limits of Duncan and enjoy the music; many festival attendees have been patronizing the festival for years. The festivals feature music, games, food and fun for all. The spring festival is usually held in April and the fall festival is usually held in September. grocery store, bakery and the beloved Cedar Street Grill, now houses art classes and gallery space, all hosted by owner, Jennifer Steil. Cedar Cove offers a wide range of artistic learning opportunities and experiences and offers classes for children, teens and adults. Everything from pottery to painting to weaving is offered here, and the venue often hosts classes from both local artists and those sprinkled across the state. The studio also makes its space available for events and hosts book signings, gallery shows, musicians and more. CEDAR COVE STUDIO ARTS Cedar Cove Studio Arts, located on the corner of 10th Street and Cedar Ave. in Duncan, is an arts destination in a location with a long history. The building, which was formerly a CHISOLM TRAIL ARTS COUNCIL The Chisholm Trail Arts Council (CTAC) celebrated 40 years of bringing cultural events, arts and education to the Duncan area this year. 18 DUNCAN MAGAZINE | FYI 2019 CTAC operates out of their office space and gallery at 810 W. Walnut. The location plays hoststo many showings, receptions and classes for and by local artists. The council also hosts Arts Explosion in the summer months, a week of classes for both children, teens and adults which teach a range of the arts in different mediums. The CTAC Live concert series is heading into its seventh year this year, both local performers and acts from all over the country take part in this series. CTAC took over the concert series from Duncan Community Concerts and renamed it “CTAC Live,” the concert series will bring five diverse acts to Duncan throughout the year. The council began as the Duncan Arts and Humanities Council in 1976, with the goal of expanding appreciation of the arts in the Duncan