After moving to Tulsa, you may not expect to find many art studios, museums, and cultural centers. After all, Tulsa is in the Midwest. But once you do some exploring, you will be pleasantly surprised by what Tulsa has to offer its residents. You will find plenty of places to appreciate art, learn about different disciplines, and take your children for an educational family day.
For instance, Tulsans flock to the Brady Arts District during First Friday Art Crawl. This monthly crawl is held on the first Friday of the month, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. During the crawl, art galleries, studios, and museums open their doors to the public for free. Mini galleries also pop up, shops stay open late, and you can expect to see street performances, live music, vendors, and other entertainment. For instance, this month, 12 galleries and studios opened their doors, six bars and restaurants featured art, and there was entertainment like: live music, dance contests, and a performance by the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra. When First Friday Art Crawl began in 2007, about 50 people came to the first event. Today, more than 3,000 attend.
Tulsa is also home to the Philbrook Museum of Art, which opens its doors to the public, free of charge, the second Saturday of each month. Special entertainment is booked for these events, like theatre dancers. Attendance to Philbrook’s free admission days has grown in popularity as well. 257 people came to its first event, and now, about 2,000 people come to the museum the second Saturday of the month.
Tulsa has grown to be a pretty big city. As such, its cultural scene as exploded. If you are new to town, make sure your family takes advantage of all that Tulsa has to offer!