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History of the District

The Tulsa Arts District is one of the oldest sections of the city. It is rich with cultural icons such as the Cain’s Ballroom and the Ole Lady on Brady – now The Tulsa Theater. The buildings in the area that are still standing are primarily red brick and have been utilized as warehouses. The "Arts" was adopted in 2009 to reflect the concentration of visual and performance arts which manifest daily in the district. In 2017, the Tulsa Arts District Business Owners Association voted to replace the previous name of "Brady" with "Tulsa."