Pepper DeVaughn is a personal injury lawyer with a passion for people. Pepper’s Grandmother told him when he was a little kid, “everyone has a story.” Those four words stuck with Pepper and became the central theme of the way he lives his life. Pepper is now sharing the stories of Oklahoman’s through his podcast, “Pepper’s Podcast.”
Pepper is the person who wants to know how everything works, and why things are done the way they are. He loves restaurants and 99% of the time will end up in the kitchen asking who is who and what they do and how they make the magic happen. That is what makes Pepper’s podcasts unique; they bring his audience ‘into the kitchen’, and they pull back the curtain on the people who make up the Great State of Oklahoma. He’ll be happy to introduce you to Oklahomanians from all walks of life.
In the latest installment of Pepper’s Podcast, Pepper welcomes a special guest to the show who helps leave an artistic footprint throughout the OKC area. Seth Lewis, Arts Director for Arts Council Oklahoma City, spearheads an array of live events, like Opening Night, OKC’s New Year’s Eve celebration, and the Sunday Twilight Concert Series, for the local community.
Listen as Seth describes his passion for the OKC community and his work to bring world-class artists to OKC for various events. It’s painstaking work, but Seth and his team help provide a true service for the people of the area.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy another great conversation from a class-act Oklahoman!
0:30 – Welcome Seth Lewis to the show and some background on his role with the Arts Council
2:00 – What the Arts Council does for the OKC community
5:00 – How the Arts Council is ultimately funded and able to perform its duties
7:00 – The Opening Night event and all that it entails
8:50 – Importance behind the Arts Council’s volunteers and donors
10:35 – When planning begins for the Festival of the Arts
11:50 – How artists are selected for the festival
16:00 – When the festival is held each year
19:00 – How the festival is positioned throughout the city
21:00 – How you can contribute and help out with the festival
22:30 – Art really bring people together
24:15 – Where to learn more information surrounding the Arts Council
26:20 – The various murals throughout the OKC community
28:40 – Closing remarks
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