Pryor’s Area Arts and Humanities Council is housed in the Mayes County Cultural Center, which was Pryor City Hall in a previous life.
The Center provides art classes, workshops, rentable studio space, art shows, and much more.
Four events are planned for the first year: The sixth annual Art Walk and Membership Drive in August, evening painting classes to begin in March, children’s art workshops to be scheduled over Spring Break and summer art classes take place in July
“I think this is a good idea that benefits everyone. It’s a way to show off the often ignored cultural side of Pryor.”
Mayor Jimmy Tramel
PAAHC continues to bring the humanities to the citizens of Pryor, and Mayes County, in the form of plays, poetry workshops and local artists featured on a rotating basis.
More specifically, they plan to honor Willard Stone on his 100th birthday and have poetry workshops led by Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry founder Shaun Perkins.
Approximately six art shows are scheduled each year, having a two-week duration with opening night events. and workshops devoted to film.
In The Future
PAAHC would like to develop a space for music honoring local artists. This plan includes a designated area for music lessons, reducing the need for residents to travel out of town.
They will continue working with Pryor Main Street Program in the future to make downtown a tourist destination. They also foresee monthly art walk evenings to draw people downtown as well as pop-up galleries during the holidays to sell local artists’ work.
Mayes County Cultural Center
6 N Adair Street, Pryor, OK