Health Community Partnership of Rogers County is pleased to announce its First Seasonal RoCo Winter Art Crawl in Claremore, Friday, Nov. 8, 4p.m. – 9 p.m. They are calling for local artists of all types to participate. The art will be displayed at local businesses and the artists have their choice to sell or just show their art as not for sale (NFS). If they decide to sell they receive 80% of their sales and the remaining 20% of the sales will go to support Healthy Community Partnership and future seasonal art crawls.

The Winter Art Crawl participating businesses showing the art will be Tokyo Steakhouse, Main Street Tavern, She Brews Coffee House, Studio 99, Green Eyes Café, J. Farley’s, and Will Rogers Museum. In addition, the Museum of Claremore History (MoH) will be hosting Oklahoma artist, John Hammer, at Taps on the Tracks Nov 8. John Hammer will be in attendance selling his prints to benefit MoH during the art crawl.

For the Winter Art Crawl they are looking for art in the following categories:

1) Mixed Media Art

2) Sculpture

3) Metal

4) Photography

5) Oil, Acrylic, and/or water color

6) Street musicians and acts are also welcome

Artists of all ages wishing to participate are asked to contact Foundations Behavioral Health at info@foundationsbehavioralhealth.org, or Grace Ballard at 918-283-4388, for information.

This fundraiser event will assist the Healthy Community Partnership (HCP) in its mission is to achieve lasting positive environmental change in Rogers County to prevent substance abuse and promote overall wellness for youth and across the lifespan. HCP was formed in March 2008 to combat substance abuse problems at the community level with a particular emphasis on prescription drug misuse. Through the efforts of HCP members, Rogers Co. now has nine permanent drop boxes where citizens may safely dispose of unused/unwanted prescription medications mobile take-back events are now commonplace.  Over the years, the coalition member agencies and volunteers have expanded efforts to include underage drinking, tobacco/vape control, improved access to healthy foods, the wellness of younger children, monthly digital newsletters, and healthy living projects such as RoCo Fit, Wednesday Walking PALs and the Will Rogers Park renovation. 

The Healthy Community Partnership is planning seasonal art crawls in April, June, Sept, and November each year. They are hoping this will help showcase all the great artists in our community, and also assist them in funding more health promotion programs to make Rogers County a healthier place to live, work, play and visit.

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