The Arts District of Ada

"Providing a cultural and artistic atmosphere for all generations"

In the Arts District of Ada you can experience a wide variety of cultural and artistic activities. Located downtown, the Arts District of Ada includes galleries, shops, restaurants, the McSwain Theatre, the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center, a sculpture garden, the Centennial Plaza, historic buildings, and numerous events.

Events and News


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February 16 - March 13, 2015 - Jim Garr, Pogue Art Gallery, Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center

February 23, 2015 @ 7:30pm - ECU Faculty, Students and Friends Composers' Concert, Ataloa Theatre, Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center

March 25 - April 24, 2015 - Senior Exhibits, Pogue Art Gallery, Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center

March 27, 2015 @ 7:30pm - Annie Moses Band, - Ataloa Theatre, Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center

May 25 - August 28, 2015 - Faculty and Alumni Invitational Exhibit, Pogue Art Gallery, Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center


You can also contact the following organizations or look at their websites for additional event information.

Act II - 580-436-2282
Ada Area Chamber of Commerce
Ada Arts Council
Chickasaw Nation
East Central University

If you have events in the Arts District that you would like posted, please send the information including a link to a website and/or a downloadable flyer to Bridget Forshay at


Arts District In the News!

Block Party for Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton - Bringing Back the Sunshine 


Ada Arts District Map

Arts District Map

 Do you want to be informed of upcoming news?
To keep informed of upcoming activity, please become a friend of the Arts District by joining the Facebook Group.

The Artisan Incubator has space available for lease!  For information on locating an arts-related business within the Arts District or for information on the Artist Incubator visit the Incubator page


The feasibility study for the Arts District of Ada was made possible by funding based on a unique proposal with the US Department of Agriculture, Rural Development who simultaneously awarded East Central University with two different grants for grassroots planning and business development. Totaling more than $600,000, these grants gave the community of Ada a voice in shaping and creating the Arts District of Ada. The grants were to help launch a cultural arts district. Representatives from area businesses, organizations, and the community provided and continue to provide leadership for the planning phase of the arts district.


830 East Main Street Room 111

Ada, Oklahoma 74820
Phone: 580-559-5296
Fax: 580-559-5767