The streets of Kendall Whittier come alive with local art vendors, gallery shows, food trucks, live music, interactive art and kids’ activities during the Kendall Whittier Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 15.

The festival will be 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.

“This will be the largest Kendall Whittier Arts Festival to date,” said Sydney Alison, community engagement coordinator for Kendall Whittier Main Street and Arts Festival committee chairwoman. “With 75 local artists, several musical acts, and a ton of interactive activities, the 2022 festival is going to be so much fun!”

With a focus on local makers and artists, guests will be able to view and purchase handcrafted art, including handmade clay, drawing/pastel, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, handmade body products, wood and mixed media works. [See pieces from each vendor!]

“We strive to ensure there are a variety of vendors and price points so that everyone attending the Arts Festival can find something to brighten their home, office or other space,” Alison said.

Interactive activities include live graffiti art by Skript Creative, live screen-printing by Flash Flood Print Studios, poetry on the spot and caricatures.

University of Tulsa’s True Blue Neighbors have teamed up with KWMS, Kendall-Whittier Elementary and Sequoyah Elementary for a kids art showcase. A total of 100 pieces by students at the two elementary schools will be on display – and for sale – at the event. Proceeds from the kids art showcase will be donated to the schools.

Live musical performances by Desi & Cody, Nature & Madness and Dane and the Soup have been confirmed, while other artists are in talks with the festival.

“We are expecting a great line up of local talent fitting for an afternoon festival,” Alison said. “We have a few artists who haven’t played in Kendall Whittier before as well as some returning from the 2021 festival.”

Food trucks and breweries will be at the event as well. The Philbrook Kids Zone will have art activities and yard games.

The Kendall Whittier Arts Festival is free and open to the public. Street parking is available at no charge.

The Kendall Whittier Arts Festival is made possible through its sponsors, including Co-Presenting Sponsors Fowler Automotive and OsiyoTV, Kids Zone Sponsor Philbook Museum, Media Sponsor TulsaPeople, and Supporting Sponsors Williams, Public Service Company of Oklahoma and Renewal by Anderson.

Art vendor applications are closed, and wait list has been started. Those interested in being added to the wait list can apply online here. Wait list vendors will be notified if openings become available.

Proceeds of the Kendall Whittier Arts Festival support Kendall Whittier Main Street’s mission to create vibrancy in Kendall Whittier’s 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.

For more information about the Kendall Whittier Main Street or the Arts Festival, please call or text 918-633-1934 or email info@visitkendallwhittier.com.

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