Momentum’s Landmark Appeal - 405 Magazine

Momentum’s Landmark Appeal

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s young artists event Momentum moves into the historic Gold Dome.


The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s vibrant affair promoting younger artists, Momentum, roars into its 17th year by taking over historic OKC landmark The Gold Dome on March 9-10. The Gold Dome, which has lain mainly empty for more than five years, was donated by owner Jonathan Russell for the two-day event.

“One of our artist members knew the owner and knew we were looking for a space for Momentum,” says OVAC’s Executive Director Krystle Brewer. “He connected us to Jonathan, who was excited to let us use the space for free. As soon as we walked inside, we knew it would be perfect. I think people are dying to know what it looks like on the inside. I know I was.”

Guest curators have selected around 90 artists to exhibit from hundreds of works, including Spotlight artists Brenna Baer, Chris Schultz and Marissa Raglin – who, Brewer says, “as a whole, examine and present the human experience and how we interact with our surroundings and community.” The talented trio each received $1,000 to create new art for the event under the guidance of OVAC’s guest curators.

“Momentum is a statewide exhibition specifically for our emerging artists aged 30 and under. The show has an upbeat, experimental vibe with a bit of grit,” explains Brewer. “These artists are exploring and pushing the boundaries of contemporary art as they define their own artistic practices.”

Art lovers can also enjoy music from Samuel Regan and Haniwa, Jarvix, Original Flow and the Fervent Route. More information and tickets can be found at – so get moving.