Arts and Culture

As home to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha attracts artists from throughout the state, creating a vibrant arts and cultural scene. The University hosts festivals, lectures, events and workshops throughout the year. In addition, the Chickasha Area Arts Council hosts art classes, school programs, ArtScope and local festivals. With a community theater, museum, dance school and photography studio adding to the mix of cultural activities, there are abundant opportunities to be creative when living in Chickasha.

Chickasha Area Arts Council

The council was incorporated in 1991 as the Washita Valley Arts Council until its reorganization in 2000 as the Chickasha Area Arts Council. The council was revitalized as a direct response of community strategic planning theough the Oklahoma Community Institute in 2002 with the focus of providing the responsibility of providing a focus to area arts activities.

The Rock Island Arts Festival is a three-day long event featuring local musicians, artisans, photographers, perfroming artists, and businesses.

Rock Island Arts Festival

The Rock Island Arts Festival is a three-day long event featuring local musicians, artisans, photographers, perfroming artists, and businesses.

Chickasha Community Theatre Company

The Chickasha Community Theater provides year-round entertainment with locally produced plays and shows. Our community theatre will become addictive for everyone who loves the fun and entertainment of live theatre.

April's Dance Studio

Children at April's Dance Studio receive the finest training in the area.  The studio offers ballet, tap, jazz, pointe and hip hop for students beginning at pre-school age through adult.  The Dance Studio has earned the reputation of a top quality school that puts the children first and focuses on dance education and performance.  The instructors use a progressive learning system that stresses good, clean technique.

Gina Zhidov

Recently opened, Gina Zhidov Photography offers a variety of photography classes from the most basic level to move advanced techniques and working with photoshop.

Paint on Canvas

It is a painting workshop designed for anyone wanting to create a masterpiece on canvas. At each workshop, Carrie Chavers, a gifted artist, will guide you through the stages of completing a painting in just a few hours! Have a night out with your friends. Have a group, or club party where everyone does a beautiful painting to take home.

Grady County Historical Society Museum

The Grady County Museum is housed in the former Dixie Department Store building, renovated to house the museum and various vendor spaces. The museum contains area history from all decades focusing on Grady County. Collections include early historical documents from the formation of the state of Oklahoma, records of early pioneers settling in the northwest corner of the Chickasaw Nation and Geronimo Hotel murals dating from pre-statehood.

The museum also features Rock Island Railroad artifacts, military items relating to Borden General Hospital and the W & B Flying School dating from the WWII era, Grady County school artifacts, a barn and homestead house exhibits. The museum also has a vast collection of photographs dating from 1895 that document the development of Grady County.

intellegoIntellego Media

Intellego Media is a film and digital media company based out of Chickasha Oklahoma, with a desire to bring excellence to the film industry. We understand that you want your business or organization to be portrayed professionally by being visually appealing, and to the point.