This Monday evening, July 9, the Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council invites everyone to support the arts at the second annual Days of Wine and Roses Gala in the Wilcoxens Gardens at 712 East Walker Street in Altus.
The festivities begin at 7 pm and continue until 9 with wine tasting, hors de oeuvres, musicians, storytelling and poetry reading from Eddie Wilcoxen, Oklahoma Poet Laureate.
You are invited to stroll past the numerous waterfalls, ponds and fountains, and enjoy the newly restored and added garden features such as “The Warrior Chief,” the “Medicine Man,” and “The Wheel.” Both of the larger than life Indian statues were hand painted by Joan Wilcoxen.
Eddie Wilcoxen noted that, “There is a lot of shade, and we’ve got fans, too, so please come on out! You’re welcome to just find a place to sit and relax. We look forward to visiting with you!”
The gardens also feature an original full sized Dallas Trolley car. The Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council is responsible for bringing many events to the area, including the annual Giddy Up Gala, Festival of Trees, Glen Miller Orchestra, Sweet Adelines and Chautauqua.
Like any volunteer organization, the Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council is always looking for more interested individuals to join. Call 580-471-9733 for information about becoming involved with the Shortgrass Arts and Humanities Council. Or, visit with any of the members in the garden on Monday evening at 7 pm, at 712 East Walker Street in Altus.