Public Art Projects

The Musical Swings Come to Oklahoma City!

Join us at The Swings for one of these special events | Visiting The Swings? Make Sure you Grab a Selfie Sticker!

Sept. 20-Oct. 13, 2019

Open daily, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Bicentennial Park, 500 Couch Drive
(East lawn of the Civic Center)

The Musical Swings: An Exercise in Musical Cooperation

The Montreal-based interactive art installation that has toured New York City, San Jose, Detroit, West Palm Beach and Green Mountain Falls is coming to Oklahoma City Sept. 20 through Oct. 13, 2019! The Musical Swings is a giant collective instrument known for encouraging collaborative behaviors between strangers. Each swing in motion triggers a different note from a different instrument, composing musical pieces in which certain melodies emerge only through cooperation.

A Free Event for the Whole Family!

  • Experience downtown Oklahoma City like never before.
  • Take your turn on the set of 10 musical swings.
  • Create the sound of a piano, harp, guitar or vibraphone.
  • When your swing moves in time with nearby swings, you’ll be making music!

Join us at The Swings for one of these special events:

Sept. 20 | ArtDesk Conversation
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Featuring Rebecca Taylor, Daily tous les jours designer, and hosted by Louisa McCune, ArtDesk editor in chief.
Free and open to the public, please pre-register for lunch.

Sept. 20 | Junction Coffee Onsite
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sept. 20 | Curbside Chronicle Pop-up Flower Shop
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sept. 20 | Streetcar Free Friday
Enjoy complimentary fares on the OKC Streetcars – which stop just a block from The Swings – every third Friday from May to September.

Sept. 23 | Free MetroFit Fitness Classes on the Lawn: Line Dancing
4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Sept. 25 | Free MetroFit Fitness Classes on the Lawn: Tai Chi
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Sept. 27 | Junction Coffee Onsite
11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sept. 30 | Oklahoma City Museum of Art Pop-in Musical Shaker Craft for Kids
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Oct. 1 | Free MetroFit Fitness Classes on the Lawn: Zumba
4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Oct. 2 | Free MetroFit Fitness Classes on the Lawn: Line Dancing
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Oct. 3 | Katiebug’s Sips and Swings
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Oct. 4 | Arts Council Oklahoma City Art Moves with Dustin Ragland
12 to 1 p.m.
Junction Coffee Onsite
7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Oct. 4 | Arts Council Oklahoma City Artisans Interactive Craft
9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Other Events TBA:

  • Zumba with Greater Oklahoma City Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Helping Urban Business (HUB) Thrive Program

Visiting The Swings? Make Sure you Grab a Selfie Sticker!

Come Swing With Us Sticker

Grab your selfie sticker and post about your experience at The Musical Swings using our hashtag #MusicalSwingsOKC. You can also use your sticker to get $1 off your admission to the Myriad Gardens’ Pumpkinville Friday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 27.

A project by Daily tous les jours

Brought to Oklahoma City by the Oklahoma City Community Foundation: Your Connection for Good