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The 11th Annual Artesian Arts Festival will be April 13, 2024 in Sulphur, OK. We look forward to sharing beautiful original works of art, connecting buyers and First American artists. Mark your calendar to join us for live music, dance performances, family friendly activities and a variety food trucks.

Event Information

Artist Spotlight


Dustin Mater

Chickasaw artist Dustin Mater specializes in visual art. His grandmother, Caroline, was an original Chickasaw enrollee. She taught him to appreciate his heritage and find the beauty in his Chickasaw history. This fueled his passion for art and design. Dustin studied art and design at Santa Monica College and the Multimedia Institute of Hollywood. His creative work includes carvings, drawings, gorgets, paintings, shell art and sculptures.

Dustin’s work has been honored with numerous awards over the past 12 years, including first place awards in both the Southeastern Art Show and Market (SEASAM) and Artesian Arts Festival. Dustin’s artwork has been displayed in art shows, exhibitions and special collections across the United States, including Santa Fe Indian Market, Red Earth and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.   

To find out more about Dustin, his creative works or to buy his original pieces, please visit

Press Releases


Arts Festival brings artists, fans to Sulphur

Artist and university associate professor Amy Gantt will return for the 11th annual Artesian Arts Festival taking place 10 a.m.- 6 p.m…

Chickasaw Hall of Famer ready for Artesian Arts Festival

Nationally celebrated Chickasaw artist Lance Straughn was preparing for the April 13 Artesian Arts Festival when the news arrived.

Artist presents traditional art with contemporary flare at Artesian Arts Festival

The 11th annual Artesian Arts Festival is set to take place April 13 in Sulphur, Oklahoma, at the Artesian Plaza.
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