Arts & Culture
Celebrate heritage and culture in a growing arts city.
Enid’s adventurous spirit was established on a hot, dusty afternoon in September 1893 when more than 10,000 people staked their claim here during the Cherokee Strip Land Run. That spirit continues to this day and reverberates throughout our city. Explore Enid’s proud heritage from its beginnings to today at the most comprehensive Land Run collection in the state, find out how the railroads played a huge role in Enid’s growth and development, and who loves a good conspiracy theory surrounding the assassination of one of America’s most beloved presidents?
Diversity in our Arts offerings has people around the state and the region recognizing Enid as one of Oklahoma’s fastest-growing arts cities. Performing arts include Oklahoma’s longest-running symphony orchestra dating back to 1905, two years before Oklahoma statehood, and a community theatre that has entertained the region for more than 50 years. Enid’s public art has boomed in the last 10 years with many colorful and larger-than-life murals joining sculptures with historical significance – one dating back more than 100 years and one that was turned into a U.S. postage stamp.
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