Experience the growing art community of Sulphur, Oklahoma, where the ARTesian Gallery & Studios is located. Opened in November 2013, the gallery showcases Chickasaw and Southeastern artwork and provides a space for artists to demonstrate their crafts all year round; there are also classroom spaces, a retail store and many rotating exhibits. Chickasaw textile artist Margaret Roach Wheeler enjoys the gallery’s open concept, saying that it offers on opportunity to pass the art of weaving on to future generations. The Chickasaw Nation also recently held the inaugural ARTesian Arts Festival, which hosted dozens of Native artists and musicians. About 5,000 guests came for the one-day festival.