Voted one of the Best Public Entertainment Events in Tulsa! The First Friday Art Crawl was established in 2007 so we are marking our SIXTEENTH consecutive year of this monthly display. This year-round monthly event features all of the galleries, studios and museums as well as the part-time galleries in various shops opening their doors to show art. The Art Crawl is held on the first Friday of the month and open from 6–9 pm.
In line with its original purpose, local artists are given an opportunity to display and sell their work. This event has grown from 50–100 people visiting 4–6 venues to an event that has drawn over 3,000 people every month and continues to attract new people to Downtown Tulsa.
Besides the mini-galleries being open, the established museums and galleries offer free or reduced admission and many shops stay open late. During any given Art Crawl, visitors can expect visual art, performances and maybe a few fireworks! Each venue offers something different and creative, a true hallmark of the Tulsa Arts District.
First Friday is a perfect date night starting with a cocktail, coffee or early dinner on one of the many patios. It can also be a leisurely browse of the art and a great late dinner or nightcap at the District’s unique restaurants or clubs. Families can find many options from kid-friendly gallery shows to live music in the park. For those who like to linger even later, stay for one of the clubs, bars or coffee shops – many of which offer live entertainment.
The various venues of the Tulsa Arts District are constantly looking for quality artists to show their work. If you’re interested in being a featured artist for the Tulsa Arts District First Friday Art Crawl, there are two options available.
Are you ready for some art, fun and entertainment?
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