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Tulsa, Okla. (Sept. 24, 2013) – Tulsa International Mayfest will soon be accepting applications from food vendors, performing and visual artists for the 42nd anniversary festival, scheduled for May 15-18, 2014. 

 

Mayfest showcases more than 75 performers on three outdoor stages each year.  Musicians from all genres have the opportunity to receive exposure and recognition from more than 350,000 attendees during the event. Musicians from rock to blues and country to jazz all performed in 2013.

 

The performing artist application process is new for 2014, and requires an electronic press kit containing items like performing artists’ bios, pictures and audio examples.  Resources are provided for artists who do not currently have an electronic press kit.  Performing artist applications are available online at www.tulsamayfest.org/music/.  All performance applications are available now and must be submitted online by Dec. 18, 2013.

 

Additionally, Mayfest features approximately 100 fine visual artists and 20 craftspeople during the four-day festival. Entries are professionally judged according to strict guidelines through a blind jury process.  Many participating artists in recent years reported record sales after Mayfest; therefore competition for booth space is increasing each year.  Mayfest artists work in various mediums, including wood, clay, paints and more.

 

“I look forward to applying to Mayfest every year. It’s by far my favorite spring event,” said Christopher Westfall, past Mayfest artist.  “The board, staff and volunteers are very helpful, and I enjoy seeing old friends and collectors.”

 

Visual artist applications will be accepted online starting Oct. 15, 2013, at www.zapplication.org.  All visual artist applications must be submitted online by Jan. 25, 2014.

 

Tulsa International Mayfest is also currently accepting applications from food vendors and food trucks for next year’s festival.  After the success of local food trucks attending Mayfest in 2013, trucks will again join the traditional food vendors.

 

Mayfest features approximately 30 food vendors during the four-day festival, and includes treats such as corn dogs, funnel cakes and more.

 

“Each year, Mayfest seeks to provide the best visual and performing artists to Tulsa,” said Heather Pingry, executive director of Tulsa International Mayfest.  “Providing the best festival food enhances the experience for attendees and artists.  The Tulsa community now offers great food trucks, and we are excited to again incorporate them into the festival.”

 

The selection committee will review applications based upon the quality of foods, variety of menu, and pricing; food service experience with large crowds; needs of food preparation and size of facility requirements; past compliance with county and state health regulations; and previous experience and successful operation at other major festivals.

 

Food vendor applications are available at www.tulsamayfest.org/food/ and will be available on Oct. 1, 2013, with a final deadline of Jan. 15, 2014.

 

For questions regarding the application process, please email comments@tulsamayfest.org or call the Mayfest office at (918) 582-6435.

 

The art festival offers vendors selling fine arts and handmade goods, various art shows, live music and food vendors.

Mayfest is requesting art donations to foster children’s interest in art. Art Beginnings, a new addition to KidZone, will be open Saturday, May 18 from 11am to 7 pm and Sunday May 19 from 11 a.m. – 6:oo p.m or until all art is purchased. This just-for-kids gallery is an opportunity for Mayfest’s youngest attendees to develop their love of art. Admission is $5 per child, and each child may choose one piece to take home. Art Beginnings is open to children ages twelve and under.

To populate the gallery and nurture the children’s love of art, Mayfest is asking local artists and artisans to donate pieces of art to Art Beginnings. Donated art can be any size or medium, including paint, pottery and more.

For more details, and to submit art, download this submission form.

Thursday, May 16: MONTE MONTGOMERY (award winning guitar wizard/singer songwriter) with John Fullbright (Oklahoma 2013 Grammy Award nominated singer songwriter)

Friday, May 17: ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD featuring Devon Allman, Cyril Neville & Mike Zito (rocking blues, soul, funk supergroup) w/ Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit (progressive alt-country)

Saturday May 18: WILL HOGE (Americana & Southern rock) w/ Uncle Lucius (young Texas rockers)


Austin-based Monte Montgomery is a longtime Tulsa favorite. Named one of the “Top 50 Guitar Players” of all time by Guitar Magazine, Montgomery is often called a “triple threat” for his outstanding vocal, songwriting and guitar skills. He is currently touring behind his critically acclaimed release, Tethered.

From Bearden, Oklahoma, young John Fullbright has seen the national spotlight shine his way the last few years. A tremendous talent, Fullbright was chosen to perform at this year’s Grammy Award Ceremony. His album, From the Ground Up, was nominated for “Best Americana Album”. His songwriting invokes musical heroes like Jimmy Webb, Randy Newman and Townes Van Zandt.

Royal Southern Brotherhood‘s debut release was recently nominated “Best Blues Rock Album” by the Blues Music Foundation. The members of this musical supergroup have impressive pedigrees – Cyril Neville (The Meters & The Nevill Brothers), Devon Allman (Honey Tribe, son of Greg Allman), Mike Zito (award winning blues guitarist), Charlie Wooten (award winning bassist) & Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks band). In the US South, where music is religion, two rock ‘n’ roll bloodlines tower above all others and mere mention of the Allman and Neville Brothers casts a magic spell. With a lineup comprising both the iconic Cyril Neville and Devon Allman, Royal Southern Brotherhood come pre-loaded with expectations. Don’t worry: they can match them. The family tree might be auspicious, but this new band trades on talent, not genealogy. It’s not about rock history: it’s about the here-and-now.

Jason Isbell was born in Greenhill Alabama. Isbell joined the Drive-by Truckers in 2001 where he recorded and wrote for the band over their next three albums, authoring some of their more popular songs. He left the Truckers in 2007 and quickly released his first solo album “Sirens of the Ditch”. Since then he and his group the 400 unit have released three more albums and have performed at music venues everywhere, appearing on many music-related television programs. He continues to write and perform to critical acclaim and just recently won an Americana Music Award for song of the year “Alabama Pines”, about his North Alabama home.

Will Hoge is a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and musician who has toured with artists like Shinedown and Needtobreathe. He has performed on three occasions at the Grand Ole Opry. Hoge penned the 2013 Grammy nominated Eli Young song “Even if it Breaks Your Heart”, and Country hit band Lady Antebellum recently covered Hoge’s song, “Better off Now”.

Uncle Lucius are a group of talented young Texans whose songs are reminiscent of everything from The Doors to early Black Crowes. The band’s music comes from the deep roots of rock and roll, combining it with elements of blues and r&b.Expect an energetic upbeat show from this Indie rock band.

Once again, Mayfest will be featuring a Youth Art Gallery featuring some of the finest work of Tulsa-area students, sponsored by AEP-PSO.

For details on this gallery, and how to be a part of this gallery, check out the Mayfest Youth Art Gallery page.

Tulsa International Mayfest is currently accepting applications from performing and visual artists for the 41st anniversary festival, scheduled for May 16-19, 2013.

Mayfest features approximately 100 fine visual artists and 20 craftspeople during the four-day festival. Entries are professionally judged according to strict guidelines through a blind jury process. Many participating artists in recent years reported record sales after Mayfest; therefore competition for booth space is increasing each year. Mayfest artists work in various mediums, including wood, clay, paints and more.

“Mayfest is a real jewel in the crown of Tulsa’s entertainment,” said Kevin Byrne, a potter and past Mayfest artist. “It’s a great way to see quality art and a great way to show my pieces to Tulsa. The crowds at Mayfest really payoff in exposure for myself and my work.”

Additionally, Mayfest showcases more than 75 performers on three outdoor stages each year. Musicians from all genres have the opportunity to receive exposure and recognition from more than 350,000 attendees during the event. Musicians from rock to blues and country to jazz all performed in 2012.

Visual artist applications are available online at www.zapplication.org. All visual artist applications must be submitted online by Jan. 31, 2013. Performing artist applications are available online at www.sonicbids.com/tulsamayfest. All performance applications must be submitted online by Jan. 11, 2013.

For questions regarding the application process, please email comments@tulsamayfest.org or call the Mayfest office at (918) 582-6435.

The art festival offers vendors selling arts and handmade goods, various art shows, live music and food vendors.

About Tulsa International Mayfest
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 41 years of Mayfest, on May 16-19, 2013. Mayfest is presented by MidFirst Bank.

The International Festivals & Events Association paid tribute to Tulsa’s Mayfest on Sept. 21, 2012 during the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony held at the IFEA’s 57th Annual Convention & Expo in Denver, Colo. Mayfest organizers received seven awards in the IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards competition. Awards were won in the following categories:

Gold – Best Sponsor (MidFirst Bank, presenting sponsor)
Gold – Best Ad Series (ad creation donated by Bryan Cooper)
Gold – Best Sponsor Follow Up Report
Gold – Best Single New Sponsorship Program (3D Muve Music Wonderwall sponsored by Cricket Communications and produced by GuRuStu Group)
Gold – Best Press/Media Kit
Silver – Best Commemorative Poster (created by Otto Deucker)
Bronze – Best T-shirt Design

This is the sixth year Mayfest organizers entered Mayfest into the Pinnacle awards. In 2011, Mayfest received two awards in best press/media kit and best miscellaneous multimedia for the mobile map designed by GuRuStu. This set of awards represents the most awards won by Mayfest in a given year.

“The Pinnacle awards showcase some of the best events from around the world,” said Heather Pingry, executive director of Mayfest. “Not only are we thrilled to be recognized among leaders in our industry, but we are able to showcase Tulsa to event planners from across the globe.”

Mary Jo Sartain, festival chair for Mayfest, said, “we are especially pleased to bring home the Best Sponsor award for MidFirst Bank, our presenting sponsor. MidFirst’s support for the past nine years is the reason we are able to continue to produce this high-quality event.”

Sponsored by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, the professional competition draws entries from among the world’s top festivals and events. Winning entries came from organizations as diverse as the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, D.C.; Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston, Texas; Norfolk Festevents, Norfolk, Va.; 500 Festival, Indianapolis, Ind.; Dublin Irish Festival, Dublin, Ohio; Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, Colo.; and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Pasadena, Calif.

The 2012 Mayfest attracted approximately 350,000 attendees over four days. The art festival offers vendors selling arts and handmade goods, various art shows, live music and food vendors.

International contenders included such diverse event organizations as the Hanseong Bakje Cultural Festival, Seoul, Korea; Showtime Events, New Delhi, India; World Gourmet Summit, Singapore; Krakow Festival Office, Krakow, Poland; Rotterdam Festivals, The Netherlands; Festival Lent, Slovenia and Shambhala Music Festival, Nelson, BC, Canada.

Awards were handed out in 69 different categories in total including Best TV Promotion; Social Media Site, Event Program; Commemorative Poster; Overall Sponsorship Program; Environmental Program; Educational Program, Children’s Programming; Media Relations Campaign; Overall Merchandising Program; Festival & Event Management Degree Programs to the highest award reflecting the best overall festival & event in the world – the Grand Pinnacle.

“We would like to congratulate all of our Pinnacle winners for their outstanding entries into this year’s competition,” said IFEA President and Chief Executive Officer Steven Wood Schmader, CFEE. “The IFEA/Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Competition recognizes the outstanding accomplishments by festivals and events around the world. Striving for the highest degree of excellence in festival and event promotions and operations in every budget level and every corner of the globe, this competition has not only raised the standards and quality of the festivals and events industry to new levels, but also shows how event producers can use innovation and creativity to achieve a higher level of success.”

About Tulsa International Mayfest
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 41 years of Mayfest, on May 16-19, 2013. Mayfest is presented by MidFirst Bank.

About International Festivals & Events Association
Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, the International Festivals & Events Association is the premiere association supporting and enabling festival and event professionals worldwide. In partnership with global affiliates under the umbrellas of IFEA Africa, IFEA Asia, IFEA Australia, IFEA Europe, IFEA Latin America, IFEA Middle East (MENASA), and IFEA North America, the organization’s common vision is for “A Globally United Industry that Touches Lives in a Positive Way through Celebration.” The association offers the most complete source of ideas, resources, information, education and networking for festival and event professionals worldwide. For a complete list of winners and more information on the IFEA, go to www.ifea.com.
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Mayfest is pleased to announce the 2012 award winners of the Juried Visual Arts, Invitational Gallery, Green Gallery, Youth Art Gallery and Mayquest.

For the Juried Visual Arts competition, awards consist of a Best of Show as well as awards for the best in each medium.

Best of Show: Coy Johnson, Medium: Painting, Jenks, OK
Best of Clay: Bebin Cypher/Paco Sutera, Wimberley, TX
Best of Drawing: Glynnis Miller, Scottsdale, AZ
Best of Glass: Leonard Tinnell, Missoula, MT
Best of Jewelry: Anne Vogt, Estes Park, CO
Best of Leather/Fiber: Valerie Pagni, Silt, CO
Best of Metal: William Graham, Hardy, AR
Best of Mixed Media, Sharon Spillar, St. Louis, MO
Best of Photography: Tracy Peterson, Motley, MN
Best of Wood: Harold Adams, Grand Island, NE

Awards consist of a 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place for the Invitational Gallery.

1st Place: Sarah Sartain – “Summer”
2nd Place: Byron Shen – “Dandelions”
3rd Place: Rachel Haynes – “Busy Lizzies”

Awards consist of a Best of Show, Juror’s Choice and Best Use of Materials for our “Green” Gallery, which featured artwork created out of reused, recycled and repurposed materials.

Best of Show: Price Jones
Juror’s Choice: Julie Strauss
Best Use of Materials: Hugh McDougall

Awards for the Youth Art Gallery consist of the PSO Mark of Excellence Award, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and honorable mention in both 2D and 3D works for Upper High School, Lower High School, Middle School, Intermediate and Primary divisions.

PSO Mark of Excellence: Hee Jae Lee, Victory

Upper High School (grades 11-12)
2D:
1st – Artis Brock, East Central
2nd – Victoria Richter, Cascia Hall
3rd – Vicky Cortes, East Central
3D:
1st – Uriel Gonzalez, East Central
2nd – Spencer Shrum, East Central
3rd – Jessica Gerhard, East Central
Honorable Mentions:
Brooke Bentley, Victory
Monica Bernal, East Central
Virginia Cortez, East Central
Liz Dueck, Victory
Maleyah Hannan, Central
Jordan Henry, Edison
Jessica Landis, Advanced Academics
Garrett Lyons, Victory
Sarah Martin, Holland Hall
Doris Moua, East Central
Jacob Parker, Victory
Alondra Puebla, East Central
Steph Rodriguez, East Central
Laura Tran, East Central

Lower High School (grades 9-10)
2D:
1st – Ashley Ghazal, Skiatook High
2nd – Seung Young Kang, Victory
3rd – Jordan LeVan, Edison
3D:
1st – Brandi King, Central
2nd – Monique Dodson, Central
3rd – Diana Arellano, East Central
Honorable Mentions:
Morgan Burgess, Central
Elise Engles, Metro
Josh LeVan, Edison
River Pinate, East Central

Middle School (grades 6-8)
2D:
1st – Anne Carlson, All Saints
2nd – Rachel Wolf, Augustine Christian
3rd – Nathan Zimmer, Tulsa Art Center
3D:
1st – Virginia Spoo, Monte Cassino
2nd – Caleb Haddock, East Central
3rd – 6th Grade Art Class, Brassfield Elementary
Honorable Mentions:
Carlos Mondragon, Kendall-Whittier
Maggie Sartin, Monte Cassino

Intermediate (grades 3-5)
2D:
1st – Lydia Kincy, Kendall Whittier
2nd – Jordan Reese, Heidi Contreras School of Art
3rd – Kate Kouplen, Heidi Contreras School of Art
3D:
1st – Connor Hallock, All Saints
2nd – Meagan Knapp, All Saints
3rd – Patrick Zetik, Monte Cassino

Primary (grades K-2)
2D:
1st – Matthew Lopp, Heidi Contreras School of Art
2nd – Elliott Aszkler, Monte Cassino
3rd – Payton Farris, Eisenhower
3D:
1st – Matthew Lopp, Heidi Contreras School of Art
2nd – Aidan Butler, Heidi Contreras School of Art
3rd – Samantha Contreras, Heidi Contreras School of Art
Honorable Mention:
Malachi Wilson, Lake Country Christian

Erika Thomas was the winner of the first annual Mayquest. Erika won a $1,500 prize sponsored by The Rowland Group of Staffing Companies

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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, Southern Journeys, OSU-Tulsa, The Gelvin Foundation, Kanbar Properties, Hyatt Regency and SCFM.

When: Thursday – Sunday, May 17-20, 2012. Hours are 11am-11pm Thursday – Saturday and 11am – 6pm on Sunday.

Where: The heart of beautiful downtown Tulsa on Main Street starting on 3rd Street and going past 6th Street, the Green at 3rd between Main and Boston and 4th between Main and Boston.

Cost: FREE! That’s right, 120 artists, 4 stages of entertainment, 5 indoor galleries (Invitational, Youth, The Center, Green and Vintage Mayfest) and KidZone featuring family friendly entertainment and art projects all for free!

Parking: Parking is available at on-street locations as well as lots and garages surrounding the festival site. Fees will vary as the lots are operated by different companies.

New for 2012…3D Muve Music Wonderwall sponsored by Cricket and produced by Tulsa’s own GuRuStu Group: Catch this nightly 3D building projection project from the Main Stage area on the Williams Green. This project, sponsored by Cricket Communications, is a “first in Oklahoma” art form. It will transform the architecture of the building into an animated, 3D display on the north wall of the 320 S. Boston Building. It will be shown during the breaks between bands playing on the Williams Green Stage.

Tulsa International Mayfest is committed to Going Green! Do you want to be involved in helping Mayfest go green? If so, ride your bike to the festival or carpool, use recycling stations for your plastic bottles and aluminum cans, drink local wine, use the Mayfest Web site or our mobile map at www.mayfestmobile.com to plan your festival experience, buy our environmentally-friendly Merchandise and buy a recycled and reusable bag at Merchandise to carry your goodies.

Bike Valet: Tulsa Hub is a non-profit bicycle resource and bicycling advocacy organization promoting action transportation and human-power initiatives. Offering a no-charge secure bicycle valet at Mayfest and showcasing innovative bicycle art and engineering projects, Tulsa Hub will also provide information about ongoing local bicycling activities, educational opportunities and vehicular-cycling consciousness. Come to 3rd & Main to secure your bicycle.

Artists: Mayfest showcases the artwork of approximately 120 artists from around the nation along Main Street, which includes about 85% Juried Artists and 15% Market Artists. Juried Artists are accepted into Mayfest after a highly selective jurying process. Juried Artists offer fine art in a variety of mediums, including everything from clay to wood. Market Artists are artists and craftsmen who may feature items such as toys, folk art, hand-painted T-shirts, leather goods, calligraphy, etc. Artists’ booths will be open Thursday-Saturday 11am – 8pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.

Youth Art Gallery: The Youth Art Gallery, located in the Performing Arts Center at 3rd and Cincinnati, proudly displays art from over 500 talented students of Tulsa County. The Youth Art Gallery will be open Thursday-Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 11am-3pm and is sponsored by Public Service Company of Oklahoma.

Invitational Gallery: Some of the best artists from the Tulsa area have been invited to showcase their work in the Mayfest Invitational Gallery, located in the lobby of the Williams Towers. Enter from Samson Plaza at 3rd and Main. The gallery is an indoor exhibition with all art available for purchase. The Invitational Gallery will be open Thursday 11am-6pm, Friday 11am-5:30pm, Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 11am-3pm and is sponsored by Metropolitan Real Estate Investments, LLC.

Green Gallery: Metamorphosis: This 2012 Mayfest specialty gallery has been created to showcase artwork created in the spirit of Tulsa’s sustainable future. The Green Gallery was first displayed at Tulsa International Mayfest in 2010 and was inspired by Mayfest’s move towards a more sustainable festival and Tulsa’s development of a more sustainable future. This year’s gallery focuses on art that has been transformed from every day, recognizable reused, repurposed, and recycled materials. The Green Gallery: Metamorphosis is located in the lobby of the Park Centre Building at 525 S. Main. The Green Gallery will be open Thursday 11am-5pm, Friday – Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 11am-3pm and is sponsored by Waste Management, hosted by Kanbar Properties.

The Center Gallery: The Center Gallery will showcase the artwork of members of The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges and will be located in the Downtown YMCA in the Mayo Building at 418 S. Main. The Center Gallery will be open Thursday – Saturday 11am-6pm and Sunday 11am-3pm and is sponsored by T.D. Williamson.

Vintage Mayfest Gallery: The Vintage Mayfest Gallery showcases Mayfest posters, choice photos from Mayfest’s archives and Mayfest T-shirts & memorabilia. The Vintage Mayfest Gallery is located in the PAC Art Gallery located near Chapman Hall in the Performing Arts Center during Mayfest and the entire month from – Friday, May 4 – Wednesday, May 30, 2012. Hours are Mondays-Fridays 10am-5:30pm and during Chapman Hall events.

Performing Artists: With over 100 performances on 4 stages, you’re sure to find a performance to enjoy at Mayfest! Be sure to catch the free national acts at the Williams Green Stage at 3rd between Main & Boston. Thursday night features Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Friday night Hayes Carll and J.D. McPherson on Saturday night.

David Cameron Community Stage: The Community Stage was established in 1992 and features outstanding vocalists, dancers and instrumentalists from Tulsa and surrounding communities. The stage was renamed in 2006 to honor long-time Mayfest supporter and friend, David Cameron. Artists such as Hanson, Brandon Jenkins, Alaina Whitaker and several Miss Oklahoma Pageant winners started their performance careers on the Mayfest Community Stage. Performers of all ages are featured on the stage. Please see the performance schedule for more information.

KidZone: Bring your children to KidZone to create art projects, chase bubbles, draw with sidewalk chalk, play catch in the park and listen to great musical performances on the KidZone Stage. Tulsa Geosciences Center will be leading the fossil dig again this year and kids can take home what they find! Be sure to visit on Saturday to participate in the Bear Clinic presented by The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis and enjoy the national entertainment acts presented by the Tulsa Children’s Museum and Walton Family Foundation. KidZone is located at 6th and Main on the H.A. Chapman Centennial Green and features a variety of activities for children of all ages to enjoy the arts. A complete KidZone schedule is listed before the performance schedule. KidZone will be open Thursday-Saturday 11am-7pm and Sunday 11am-6pm and is sponsored by The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis and Williams.

Samson Plaza hosts the Creative Culture Courtyard: The Creative Culture Courtyard brings together a taste of New York City street performance art with a touch of Venice beach vibes. This year presents Jascha on his recycled drum set, Cherokee Story Teller Robert Lewis, Pow Wow Dancers, Swing Dancers, Body Art, Chalk art, Interactive Dance Performances, Artheism from Austin and Hoola Hoopers from Branson. Multicultural music will be playing with a wooden dance floor laid out to play on. This is a spontaneous art and dance area, so don’t be surprised if you see break dancing, line dancing or a dancing Dragon!! The Creative Culture Courtyard hours are Thursday 7-11pm, Friday – Saturday 2pm -11pm and Sunday 2-6pm.

Food: Mayfest offers a variety of food choices sure to please any festival guest. Our food vendors offer everything from gyros, corn dogs, sausages, ravioli, funnel cakes and turkey legs to cotton candy and pizza.

Beverages: Non-alcoholic beverages, including soft drinks, tea, water, lemonade and other specialty drinks, as well as alcoholic beverages including Anheuser-Busch beer products and frozen drinks are available at various locations throughout the site. Oklahoma’s own Blue Coyote Winery will feature Mayfest Private Label Wines for purchase by the bottle or taste on the Williams Green. As always, please drink responsibly and please don’t drink and drive.

Coupons: Coupons are required for all food and beverage purchases and are sold in increments of $1.00. Food vendors DO NOT accept cash. Coupon booths are located at 5th and Main, 4th and Main, 3rd and Main and on the Green (at 3rd between Main and Boston). Coupon booths accept cash and credit cards. Mayfest is partnering with local non-profits Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Tulsa (RSVP), Sapulpa High School Band Booster Club, Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity, Tulsa Boy Singers Parents’ Association, Tulsa Children’s Chorus/Tulsa Youth Chorale and Tulsa Master Recyclers, to operate the festival coupon booths. Mayfest will donate funds to these great organizations for their service.

Merchandise: Official Mayfest Merchandise includes 2012 commemorative posters (including those signed by the artist, Otto Duecker), T-shirts, note cards, and a specially designed American Apparel T-shirt in addition to past Mayfest Merchandise. Credit cards are accepted at official souvenir locations. 2012 Merchandise can be found at 4th & Main, while discounted past merchandise is located at 5th & Main.

Lost and Found: To turn in found items or claim lost items, please visit the festival Headquarters, located at 515 S. Main.

Wheelchairs: Wheelchairs are available, free of charge with a refundable deposit, at Headquarters, located at 515 S. Main.

Restrooms: Portable facilities, including wheelchair accessible, are provided throughout the festival site at the following locations: 6th & Main, 5th & Boulder, 4th & Main, 3rd & Main, and 3rd & Boston. Baby changing stations are available at 6th & Main and 4th & Main.

ATM Locations and Credit Cards: MidFirst Bank’s ATM machine is located on the northeast corner of 4th and Boston. The merchandise tents, many artists and all coupon booths accept major credit cards. In addition, MidFirst Bank will have a portable ATM at 3rd & Main during daytime hours of the festival.

Relaxation Station: Visit MidFirst Bank’s Relaxation Station at 4th & Main to relax at an oasis in the middle of Mayfest. The area will feature picnic tables for you to take a break, enjoy that corndog and people watch! MidFirst Bank is the Presenting Sponsor of Mayfest.

Festival Rules: No coolers or backpacks allowed on site. No outside food or beverage allowed on site. Revenue from on-site food and beverage sales allows the festival to remain an admission-free event. For the safety of your pet and other festival guests, we ask that you please leave your pets at home.

Questions: Please feel free to e-mail comments@tulsamayfest.org or call the Mayfest office at 918.582.6435. During the Festival, please call 918.813.7075 for the onsite Headquarters.

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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, Southern Journeys, OSU-Tulsa, The Gelvin Foundation, Kanbar Properties, Hyatt Regency and SCFM.

The 40th annual Tulsa International Mayfest, which will be held May 17th – 20th in downtown Tulsa, releases its list of over 100 participating Juried and Market Artists and complete performing artist schedule.

Festival guests will have the opportunity to purchase artwork from artist booths along Main Street during the festival. “We have a great group of artists this year,” said Heather Pingry, Executive Director. “There truly will be something for everyone, no matter your budget or taste.”

Visual artists are accepted into Mayfest after a highly selective jurying process. Fine art in a variety of mediums, including everything from clay to wood, is represented. Additionally, the Mayfest Market is comprised of artists and craftsmen that usually feature items such as toys, folk art, calligraphy, etc. The names, mediums and artwork examples of each participating artist can be found at www.tulsamayfest.org/attraction_category/artists/.

After enjoying the visual artists, don’t forget to check out our four stages of performing artists. Mayfest 2012 features 100 performances throughout the festival. Stages are located on the Williams Green, 4th & Boston, Bartlett Square and KidZone. For a complete schedule, visit www.tulsamayfest.org/performances/. All concerts are free and open to the public.

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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, Southern Journeys, OSU-Tulsa, The Gelvin Foundation, Kanbar Properties, Hyatt Regency and SCFM.

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