New this year, the Plaza District Association introduces the Plaza Kid’s Art Boutique, a pop-up “kids only” art shop within the Children’s area that features donated works by many of the 2016 Plaza District Festival artists. All art within the Plaza Kid's Art Boutique is priced between $2 and $5, and accessible to children 12 years and younger. Festival volunteers are on site to help each child select a piece for their personal art collection and all proceeds benefit children’s programming future Plaza District Festivals.
Ongoing activities include face painting, collaborative sidewalk chalk murals, home-made play-dough sculpting, bubble pools, giant yard games, a blanket fort, corn hole, and a variety of hands-on art projects with the Norman Firehouse Art Center.
The Blanket Fort, back by popular demand, is, for many families, a quiet and tranquil break from the Festival’s non-stop excitement and possible Oklahoma heat.