It is with heavy hearts that the Downtown Edmond Business Association Executive Board has decided to cancel the 42nd Annual Downtown Edmond Arts Festival.

Following the Governors guidelines and the City of Edmond’s Council orders, we do not feel that it would be safe for our artists, volunteers or citizens to hold such a large event.

If you are an artist, entertainer or food vendor, please check your email today about our process. It should answer everyone’s questions. If you still have questions beginning tomorrow, please feel free to contact info@downtownedmondok.com

We will look into planning a smaller Fall Event to have something to look forward.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who have worked so hard over the last year. We look forward to 2021.

Ken Baker

Ken Baker is a lifelong resident of Oklahoma and has lived in Edmond, OK for more than 40 years. A dedicated landscape painter, Baker’s oil paintings depict a variety of locations throughout the Southwest and include many historical sites with missions and early settlements. He has been showing his paintings at the Edmond Arts Festival for approximately 10 years and enjoys meeting and talking with so many of the people from Edmond and around the State of Oklahoma. He also participates in several shows including the prestigious NatureWorks show in Tulsa, OK that spotlights artists from across the nation. Baker’s paintings have been featured in several national magazines, including “Art of the West”, “Southwest Art”, “Western Art Collector” and others.

“All of my paintings have stories,” says Baker. “Since most are painted on-site in plein air, it is my belief that knowing details of the paintings such as location and circumstance adds to the pleasure of owning a
painting.”

“I am humbled and honored to participate in the Edmond Arts Festival and hope to participate for many more years to come.”

Ken Baker can be contacted at:

kenbakerart@gmail.com

The 2020 Downtown Edmond Arts Festival’s featured artist is Robert Cornman of Lakeland, Florida. Join us on May 1st – 3rd to check out Cornman’s original paintings in oil and acrylic.

Artist’s Biography

“I consider myself an abstract expressionist trying to touch the observer with visual language. The art is set with rich, vibrant colors and evolves with multiple layers of texture and patterns. With a wash in color, depth and a collage of mixed media is used in my abstracts to bring life to each piece. Being influenced with action painting and the spontaneous or smeared flow of color helps me focus on bold strokes. I experiment with different styles to take on a visibility and an understanding to bring comfort to the viewer.

“Color constantly surrounds us but many people take them for granted. Abstract art is very much the expression of ideas concerning the spiritual, the unconscious and the mind. Think of my work as maintaining a balance between chaos and control as well as the paintings being a process rather than a product.”

– Robert Cornman