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Get cultured: First Friday Art Crawl

Each day, galleries and museums in the Brady Arts District close their doors around 5 p.m., but once a month they stay open late to have a party.

The First Friday Art Crawl is an art fair that takes place on the first Friday of each month at the Brady Arts District in downtown Tulsa. The Art Crawl offers different styles of art including paintings, photography, sculptures, poetry and live music.

The Art Crawl gives artists in the Tulsa area a chance to showcase their talents and artwork, and even sell a few pieces. Many galleries open up their doors with free admission to show off their new pieces as well. 

The Woody Guthrie Center will open their doors tonight. The center is showing a few different pieces for this month’s Art Crawl.

“We currently have two cases containing items that pertain to versions of the song ‘This Land is Your Land,’ which celebrated the 75th anniversary this past Feb. 23,” said Woody Guthrie Center Executive Director Deana McCloud.

Each gallery that participates in the Art Crawl not only gets to promote themselves, but they also get to attract new observers.

“We are pleased to  participate in First Friday as part of Brady Arts District outreach in order to bring more people to the area and give them a brief look at all things that the district has to offer,” said McCloud. 

The Art Crawl takes place year round. Whether it’s sunny or raining, snowing or sleeting, patrons can see great art. The Brady Arts District is a great place to hang out with friends who want to do something different or for a relaxed, but sophisticated, date night.    

Various restaurants and cafés line the streets within walking distance from the different galleries open during the Art Crawl, some even offering special deals on First Fridays.

Whether it’s watching a demonstration by the Tulsa Glassblowing School, seeing a painting from a member of the Tulsa Artists’ Coalition or hearing the soothing words of an aspiring poet while relaxing on the Guthrie Green, the First Friday Art Crawl offers a fun night for all.

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