ABOUT ARTS TREK
An innovative, exciting cultural experience, Arts Trek combines an arts festival with a performance showcase. Anchored at the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, this free, family-friendly event is an arts adventure for everyone!.
During the festival, local artists and crafters display and sell their artworks. Visitors engage in free hands-on art activities sponsored by local organizations and businesses. A variety of featured performers, bands, dancers entertain visitors inside and out. Food vendors offer a variety of appetizing treats.
Arts Trek began in 2010 as a collaboration between the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art and several community organizations. Due to the success of the first festival, it became an annual event. Arts Trek is intended to promote the arts in Shawnee and Oklahoma; to provide an educational, entertaining activity for adults, students, and families; and to encourage community collaboration. Annually, an estimated 3,000-4,000 people attended Arts Trek. This event is not a fundraiser for the museum.