Featuring more shoreline than the Atlantic and Gulf coasts combined, Oklahoma wears its Lake Country badge with pride. Glistening lakes in every corner of the state have beckoned swimmers, anglers, outdoors enthusiasts and casual vacationers for generations. Whether you want to take a swim surrounded by rolling hills, reel in the big one among ancient mountains or pilot your watercraft around lush forested shoreline, there’s a lake for every taste in the Sooner State. Here’s our rundown of standout lakes from each region of the state.Learn More
Oklahoma Arts Institute
Created in 1976, the Oklahoma Arts Institute (OAI) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to providing an educational program of excellence in the arts for artists. OAI administers two educational programs each year: the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute, a two-week residential art school for teens; and the Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute, a series of four-day weekend workshops in the arts for adults. Both programs take place at the gorgeous Quartz Mountain Nature Park in southwestern Oklahoma.
Classes in theatre, dance, choral and orchestral music, visual arts, photography and writing are offered and faculty for both the summer and fall programs are professional artists of national and international reputations. In addition to the educational programs, OAI also administers an outreach program called Tour de Quartz, which includes statewide touring exhibits of student artwork.