Destiny Engelken, who has entered various acrylic paintings into the fine arts category for the Nescatunga Arts Festival, is currently a student at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She has grown up in Alva with two young siblings, a brother and a sister.
For Engelken, art has always been an outlet for her -- from drawing as a kid to painting and sculpting in high school.
She started painting in 2013 at 11 years of age while taking classes at the Graceful Art Center. Since then she said she’s grown so much as a person and as an artist.
“I keep art in my life now,” she said. “I hope to incorporate art in my teaching someday.”
Michele Mackey of Alva will have for sale turquoise and sterling silver jewelry by Native American artists.
DW’s Kustom Coating and Wild Stitch’n of Orlando, Oklahoma, is bringing metal and laser engraved décor with leather products to the Nescatunga Arts Festival.