Early bird rate through June 30
The Kendall Whittier Arts Festival is accepting applications from artists and makers for 2023 festival, slated for Oct. 14 along Admiral Boulevard.
During the Arts Festival, Kendall Whittier comes alive with local art vendors, gallery shows, food trucks, live music, interactive art and kids’ activities, creating an environment to enjoy and foster the arts for the whole family.
The Kendall Whittier Arts Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Admiral Boulevard between Lewis Avenue and Yorktown Avenue. The majority of the event will be outdoor in the street with some indoor activities and shopping.
“The Kendall Whittier Arts Festival really makes art accessible to all Tulsans, bringing a variety of work – from handmade crafts to fine art – straight to the streets,” said Jessica Jackson Seay, executive director of Kendall Whittier Main Street, the event host. “We had a record number of artists and activities at the 2022 festival, and we’re excited to keep growing it every year.”
Applications are open for artists, food truck and breweries. Vendor fees are reduced for the early bird special this month only, until 11:59 p.m. on June 30.
After the early bird rate expires, the fee for a 10×10 space will be $100 and the cost of a 6-foot indoor table will be $60. Vendors can also pay for add-ons, including an opportunity to “Pick Your Spot” for $25 or have a tent provided by the hosts for $75.
Applications are open through September 14, which is also when booth fees are due. Space is limited.
“We encourage artists to apply sooner rather than later,” Jackson Seay said. “Of course, you’ll want to make use of the early bird discount, but also early applications ensure you’ll get a spot. The Arts Festival was so popular last year, we had to start a wait list!”
Allowable items include – but are not limited to – original handmade clay, drawing/pastel, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, handmade body products, wood and mixed media works.
Vendors will have time to set up their booth before the event begins and will tear down immediately after. Kendall Whittier Main Street does not take a percentage of sales.
Vendor information and an online application are available here.
The Kendall Whittier Arts Festival is made possible through its sponsors, including Presenting Sponsors Fowler Automotive and Robinson Properties. Other sponsors include Kids Zone Sponsor Philbook Museum, Media Sponsor TulsaPeople and Supporting Sponsors AEP/PSO and Renewal by Andersen.
KWMS is currently looking for an Entertainment Sponsor for $1,250 and one more Supporting Sponsor for $600. Sponsors receive promotion and a free booth at the event. Learn more online here.
Proceeds of the Kendall Whittier Arts Festival support Kendall Whittier Main Street’s mission to create vibrancy in the Kendall Whittier commercial areas. Kendall Whittier Main Street is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, a 2020 Great American Main Street Award winner and an Oklahoma Certified Cultural District.
Applications are also open for the two remaining Los Festivales y Mercados events this season. Event dates are July 22 and Sept. 16, and vendor fees are $40 for each. Information and an application in English or Spanish is available here. While the event series is a celebration of Hispanic culture, applications are open to all vendors.
For more information about the Kendall Whittier Main Street or the Arts Festival, please call or text 918-633-1934 or email email@example.com.