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 By Marione Martin    Local    May 15, 2022 

Finding beauty in the ordinary

It's a fine day. The little girl loads her bicycle basket with supplies. First is a stack of paper, then a jelly jar filled with water and finally her Prang watercolor set. She's ready to set off for...

 

Sugar show new to Alva's Nescatunga Arts Festival, early deadline

Bakers and cake artists of all experience levels are welcome to compete in the inaugural Nescatunga Arts Festival Sugar Show set for Saturday, June 4, at 9 a.m. in the eXtreme building in downtown Alva, Oklahoma, as a new event during the festival....

 

Northwestern artists to be featured at The Art Hall in Oklahoma City

Northwestern Oklahoma State University visual arts minors Sydney Endsley and Samantha Friday will have paintings included in an exhibition at The Art Hall in Oklahoma City beginning the third week of...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 13, 2022

Just like camping, Tolar enjoys plein air painting

"I think as soon as I could hold a pencil, I began drawing," says Jude Tolar. The Stillwater artist has always managed to include art in her life, one way or another. Tolar, whose first name is...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 6, 2022

Tonight's First Friday Art Walk features adult and student artists

The outdoors is depicted in this month's display at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva. Vibrant oils and delicate pastels depict the beauty of nature in the "Sun, Fun and Friends" exhibit. Featured artists...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 1, 2022

Tourism Committee approves four events for funding

The Alva Tourism Tax Committee had a lot on the agenda for their special meeting on Wednesday. There were five requests for funding and discussion on a memorandum of understanding with the Chamber of Commerce. Four of the five requests were approved...

 
 By Marione Martin    Local    May 1, 2022

Tourism Committee approves four events for funding

The Alva Tourism Tax Committee had a lot on the agenda for their special meeting on Wednesday. There were five requests for funding and discussion on a memorandum of understanding with the Chamber of Commerce. Four of the five requests were approved...

 

Annual 2022 Egg Drop

The annual Egg Drop was held on April 16 on the north side of the Alva downtown square. Despite wind and chilly weather many lined up to catch a raw egg tossed from up to 52 feet high. Between each round, plastic eggs filled with prizes, discounts...

 

Annual 2022 Egg Drop

The annual Egg Drop was held on April 16 on the north side of the Alva downtown square. Despite wind and chilly weather many lined up to catch a raw egg tossed from up to 52 feet high. Between each...

 

Longhursts, Broomfield, Hoffman win awards in annual Color Run fundraiser

Alva Elementary Schools hosted their annual Color Run fundraiser on Friday, April 22. Students, family, staff and community all came together to enjoy a fun evening outside while running or walking...

 

Alva hosts Lt. Governor's Turkey Hunt

ALVA, Okla. - Since 1987, Alva has hosted the annual Lt. Governor's Turkey Hunt to encourage economic development in the region. Eight such turkey hunts are held across Oklahoma each year. For this...

 

Dancing with darkness and light

Northwestern Oklahoma State University artist-in-residence Saba Farhoudnia softly reads aloud a poem she has written. The poem is about her painting – and her father's passing; it is dark, and yet...

 

Northwestern's choirs to present 'Soundscapes VI' Concert April 23

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s choirs, which consist of the University Singers and the University Chorale, will be performing “Soundscapes VI” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the Alva Independent School Bus Barn, 230 Choctaw. This...

 

Graceful Arts students place top 3 in Oklahoma Jr. Duck Stamp Contest

A reception was held at Graceful Arts Gallery & Studios on Saturday, April 16, to recognize Libby Keller (12), Joplin Bradt (10) and Lyla Schmidt (10) for placing first, second and third place,...

 

Informational meeting April 25 to learn more about upcoming Sugar Show in Alva

Anyone interested in learning more about the inaugural Nescatunga Arts Festival Sugar Show happening in Alva on Saturday, June 4, should attend an informational meeting on Monday, April 25, at 6 p.m. in the Alva Public Library. April Ridgway,...

 

Northwestern Band to present 'Music Speaks' April 29

The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Community Band will present their second spring concert, "Music Speaks," on Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in Herod Hall...

 

Northwestern's annual Bahama Breakaway set for April 21

Northwestern Oklahoma State University students will be enjoying Bahama Breakaway on Alva’s downtown square Thursday, April 21, from 5-8:30 p.m. Each year Northwestern’s Student Government Association (SGA) sponsors this fun event for students...

 

Upcoming Northwestern Powwow to uplift Native American community

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Native American Student Association will be sponsoring its first powwow Saturday, April 23, from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Northwestern intramural field. The event is free and open to the public. Savannah Francis,...

 

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