Tulsa Mayfest Seeks Visual and Performing Artists

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.