Art

Mayfest offers a great combination of indoor and outdoor art exhibits showcasing over 100 artists.

     

2015 Visual Artist Applications are now CLOSED!

Please check back in the fall for 2016 application information! 

Outside Exhibits

Mayfest has dozens of booths showcasing Juried Artists from across the country picked for demonstrating some of the finest works of their specialty. You can view their works, and even take some home! Mayfest also features a Market Artist section with a fine selection of handmade goods from the area’s finest craftsmen. See the complete list of exhibitors below.

Indoor Galleries

Mayfest’s Invitational Gallery showcases art from over 100 of Tulsa’s finest artists in oil, metal, photography, and many other specialties. Every item in the invitational gallery is also available for sale. The Invitational Gallery is also where you can see the annual official Mayfest poster art. The Invitational Gallery will be open Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Friday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday 11:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and is sponsored by Williams Center Towers I & II.

Every year, Mayfest’s Youth Art Gallery displays a wide variety of art from the younger generations with awards for the best budding artists. The Youth Art Gallery will be open Thursday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

New in 2015 is the Wild About Art Gallery. Tulsa International Mayfest, in partnership with WPX Energy, the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa and Tulsa Area Community Schools Initiative (TACSI), offered an after-school art program to all fifth and sixth graders at Hawthorne Elementary School. Libby Williams, the Artist in Residence at the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, instructed the students over a five-week period creating the art on display in this gallery.  Their project focused on creating animal masks and their coordinating landscape collages.

This is the third year that Mayfest and WPX Energy have worked with children at Hawthorne to create art for their education and enjoyment, as well as for the festival. Currently at Hawthorne, no art programs are offered. It’s exciting to see what children can create when given the opportunity.

The Wild About Art Gallery will be open in the Downtown YMCA at 418 S. Main St. May 3rd-18th. Hours for May 3rd – May 14th are 5 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday. During Mayfest, the hours will be 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday and is sponsored by WPX Energy.