The Edmond Fine Arts Institute is excited to announce the Simply Indie Organization will be added to the programs facilitated by and housed at FAI, 27 E. Edwards St in Downtown Edmond.
The Simply Indie Film Fest has had two great years of providing an outstanding Independent Film Festival for the city of Edmond. Led by Lynzi and Marisa Carlson, Simply Indie has reached milestones well beyond what is expected of such a young organization and festival. Jennifer Seaton, Director of Visit Edmond, commented, “Visit Edmond has been a proud sponsor of Simply Indie from the beginning. Watching them grow and collaborate with local partners like FAI solidifies their future in Edmond and exemplifies the community support that they have fostered.”
With the accelerated growth of Simply Indie, it was time for them to find a permanent home in Edmond. The Edmond Fine Arts Institute has provided visual and performing arts education and access to the community for over 37 years. Working with Simply Indie this past year, FAI recognized the quality programming and importance of independent film access that they were facilitating. Being the creative hub for the Edmond community, it was a natural fit for FAI to bring Simply Indie under its umbrella of programs. “This is a win-win for both organizations and the community,” said Edmond City Council David Chapman. “We look forward to seeing the continued growth of FAI and the enhanced opportunities this partnership will provide Simply Indie.”
Now inside the Edmond Fine Arts building, happily situated in north Downtown Edmond, you will continue to be able to access classes for adults and children in the visual and performing arts in addition to the multitude of programs FAI provides to the Edmond community. Edmond Fine Arts programs and partnerships include The Art in Schools Program, in collaboration with Edmond Public Schools, VIBES Edmond’s First Thursdays, Art Therapy provided at Pepper’s Ranch, Your Creative Side Program in conjunction with the juvenile court systems, and the newest addition of Simply Indie.