Arts Explosion

  • Venue
    Stephens County Fair & Expo Center
  • Dates
    Monday, July 15, 2019 - Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Times
    08:00:00 - 07:00:00
  • Contact
  • Telephone
    (580) 252-4160

Press Release –

CTAC presents Arts Explosion

July 15-19, 2019

Held at Stephens County Fairgrounds




Imagine 80 kids, ages 9-12 years of age, elbows deep in plaster, paint, or even clay.  Imagine an air horn sounding to signal the end the first class.  Next, imagine kids scrambling to clean up and move on to their next class eager to see what new project they will get to create next.  Will it be batik with wax, tie-dying a white t-shirt, or will it be an abstract wire sculpture with that "Picasso" twist?  NOW….  Imagine the look on that child's face when they pull their parents by the hand throughout the "art exhibit" on Family Night and they proudly point out all of the art projects they created over the past several days.


Chisholm Trail Arts Council’s Arts Explosion (AE) has been providing children of all ages the opportunity to have hands on art activities since 1991. A summer day camp, AE opened the world of performing and fine arts to countless of young people throughout Stephens County.  Every school district in the county has access to Art Explosion and even children from out of town are welcome too!  “We get several children who come every year while they are visiting family or grandparents during the summer and we love to see them come back each year. It is so rewarding to watch these kids grow each year and sharing the love of art with them.”


Last year, CTAC introduced a new age group to the mix.  “Our committee felt that there were a lot of younger children who are missing out on an opportunity to learn more about art, so we decided to add students who completed Kindergarten through 2nd grade as a trial run.”  It was so successful that the class was doubled last year and the committee even added another rotation this year – holding a total of 60 young budding artists. Overall, there are three age groups for students who have completed: 3rdd – 5th (Group 1), Kindergarten – 2nd (Group 2) 6th-12th (Group 3).


Early enrollment will begin in May 2019. Classes will be held July 15-19 at the Stephens County Fairgrounds. For more information, please contact Chisholm Trail Arts Council at 580-252-4160 or email  


Arts Explosion is made possible through grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and McCasland Foundation. A very special thank you to our business sponsor, Banc First Duncan.

  • Venue
    Stephens County Fair & Expo Center
  • Address
    1618 South 13th
    Duncan, OK 73533
Duncan Convention & Visitors Bureau Duncan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation Chisholm Trail Arts Council Stephens County Fair and Expo Center