Mayfest offers a great combination of indoor and outdoor art exhibits showcasing over 100 artists.
2015 Visual Artist Applications are now available!
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.
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 2014 is the Art of the Monarch 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. Lauren Lunsford, the Artist in Residence at the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa, instructed the students over a five week period. These children at Hawthorne Elementary, whose art program was eliminated, created the works of art as they learned about Monarch butterflies and their diminishing food supply, the milkweed. The children also planted milkweed seeds to take home with a chance of seeing Monarch caterpillars turn into butterflies in their own backyards. Art of the Monarch 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.