The following includes just some of the programs the LGAA has sponsored.
LG Town Mural Restoration: LGAA member Ray Grass restored the town mural with funds for the paint and encouragement from the LGAA. Grass has also restored the signs at the Town Hall building and the Chamber’s sign on the west end of town.
Newsletter: Produces a state-of-the-art monthly newsletter that provides community and arts information. Designed by Betty Perkins and written by Roxann Yates, the newsletter is made possibly by a printing donation from Anchor-Stone and the funds from ads in it, which are the LGAA’s main source of income.
Fresh Paint Days: The LGAA has participated in Fresh Paint Days twice and gave a facelift to the In-N-Out Center, Hometown Shirt Shack and the LGAA office.
Gallery Exhibits: Since Justin and Linda Cowan donated their building to the LGAA, we have put on a variety of art contests and exhibits, including In an Instant: Instant Camera Photo Show, Handmade Holiday Ornament Contest and Show, Love Is Contest and Show, and History & Habitat: Photography of Betty Perkins and Marea Breedlove.
Christmas Home Tour: Sponsored 2 home tours in LG
Fall Art Tour: Sponsored 2 fall art tours in LG
Wonder City Coffee events: We partner with Wonder City Coffee to offer free entertainment at the coffee shop. The LGAA provides materials and equipment for various events there, such as open mic, painting workshops and storytelling.
ROMP Volunteers: Provides volunteer support for every Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry event that is conducted, including the annual ROMPfest and readings/workshops by Oklahoma poet laureate Ben Myers and Oklahoma Book Award winners Jessica Isaacs and Jeanetta Calhoun Mish.
LG Color Run 2015 & 2016: Provided volunteers to help run the event.
Storytelling: Sponsored the annual meeting of Oklahoma’s storytelling organization The Territory Tellers and hosted a storytelling night at the LG VFW
Art Workshops: Sponsored various arts workshops, including card-making, chair decorating, newspaper box decorating, and more.
LG Teacher Liaisons: Provided $300 stipends to a teacher-liaison in each of the 4 LG schools
LG Teacher Help: Provided $200 + supplies to art teacher Rochelle Chancellor at LGMS and $150 to Tina VanBrunt for the academic team at LGHS
Pryor Dance Workshop 2015: Provided $35 fee for 3 LG students to attend a Ms Jimmie’s dance workshop
LG Dance Workshop: Provided $200 fee for dance teacher Louise Siddons to hold 2 workshops in LG
Conference Fees: Provided $135 registration fee for artist LaTasha Duncan to attend the OK Arts Conference.
Chalk Art Contests: The LGAA has sponsored 3 chalk art contests in LG with cash and medal prizes.
The LGAA runs solely on membership fees, fundraisers, and funds raised from selling ads in the LGAA newsletter. We are a 501(c)(3) charity organization and appreciate your support. If you can donate to help us fund future programs, please do so. Checks can be mailed to our treasurer:
6620 S 4382
Locust Grove OK 74352