Sunny Dayz Mural Festival
Lead Applicant, Virginia Sitzes, on site at the Sunny Dayz Mural Festical. Photographer Steph Montelongo, 2021.
Sunny Dayz Mural Fest is Oklahoma's first and only mural festival dedicated to celebrating women in the arts. The core values at the heart of this project are: Fighting against gender inequity in the arts, setting a new standard for ethical practices in mural festivals, and providing opportunities for emerging, experienced, and high school artists who identify as female and/or non binary while cultivating a supportive and equitable community of allies.
"I am beyond grateful to be a recipient of OVAC's inaugural round of THRIVE Grants. OVAC has been an integral part of my existence as an artist in Oklahoma. With the assistance of this grant, I cannot wait to see Sunny Dayz Mural Festival truly thrive." - Virginia Sitzes
Sunny Dayz Committee and Muralists on site at the Sunny Dayz Mural Fest. Photographer Steph Montelongo.