Grand Opening

The Brown-Kimbrough Center for Arts, Innovation & Creativity — otherwise known as Arts@302 — held its grand opening event on August 11, 2022.

The new creative arts center on Broken Arrow’s Main Street in the Rose District celebrated its grand opening with an event highlighting all that the facility has to offer — free and open to the public with 20 interactive art projects for guests to try. There were also demos from professional artists like a glass mosaic artist, a clay sculptor, and a wildlife painter.

“Our main mission is advancing arts education as well as encouraging an environment of free creativity and exploration,” said Program Coordinator Caleb Ricketts.

Serving as a community art center, the 2,000-square-foot gallery will highlight traditional and non-traditional artists each month. Ricketts says it’s bringing something new to Broken Arrow.

“But the big thing we do is art classes for kids and adults of all mediums: painting, drawing, clay, music, writing, and photography,” Ricketts said.

Congratulations to everyone who made this project possible – the City of Broken Arrow, the Broken Arrow ChamberManhattan Construction GroupWallace Design Collective, Phillips+Gomez, Alaback Design Associates, Hesman Group, AVB Bank, and The Regional Arts Alliance of Broken Arrow.