Each year Mayfest showcases over 100 local artists in its Invitational Gallery, located in the Williams Towers Lobby at 2 W. 2nd St., Tulsa, OK. By becoming a Friend of Mayfest, you are invited to a special preview of this unique gallery. Join the artists, sponsors and other Mayfest supporters at the Invitational Gallery Opening Party on May 16th from 6-8pm. All art is available for sale during the evening before it is made available to the general public. In addition, the original artwork by Otto Duecker, created for our annual Mayfest poster, will be sold at the gallery during a silent auction. You will have the opportunity to meet the artists while enjoying fabulous food and beverages.

Proceeds from Friends of Mayfest support Tulsa International Mayfest, a non-profit entity. Mayfest’s profits support deserving Tulsa area artists and art programs through the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa, including the Mayfest Young Artist Program. Friends of Mayfest donations have helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Tulsa arts and art education programs.

In addition to the gallery opening, Friends of Mayfest will receive the following based up the level of giving: VIP tickets, Mayfest T-shirts, signed posters and art purchase gift certificates to be used during the festival. To learn more about Friends of Mayfest, or to donate online, click here.

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Tulsa International Mayfest is a family friendly outdoor tribute to the arts and music created to promote a broader knowledge of and appreciation for arts and humanities among serious, as well as casual art lovers. More than 350,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event, celebrating 40 years of Mayfest, on May 17-20, 2012. Mayfest is presented by MidFirst Bank. Other sponsors include Cricket Communications, GuRuStu Group, Williams, The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, Metropolitan Real Estate Investments, LLC, Shock Top, T.D. Williamson, Waste Management, Atlas Pipeline, OSU-Tulsa, The Gelvin Foundation, Kanbar Properties, Hyatt Regency and SCFM.