Celebrating local artists & Tulsa’s Vibrant Art Scene

The Kendall Whittier Arts Festival makes art accessible to everyone.

Kendall Whittier Arts Festival…

Event Details

Saturday, October 16   |   2pm-10pm
Centered at the historic Whittier Square and the corner of Admiral & Lewis.

About the 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.

About the District

Kendall Whittier Main Street is a Certified Cultural District, a 2020 Great American Main Street and home to art staples like Tulsa Girls Art School, Circle Cinema and Ziegler Art & Frame.

Our Sponsors

Here’s to our amazing sponsors who help foster art in Tulsa!

Co-Presenting Sponsor

Fowler Automotive believes that art, culture and thriving places are at the heart of thriving communities.

Co-Presenting Sponsor

We are looking for another Co-Presenting Sponsor, as well as Supporting Sponsors and more!

Kids Zone Sponsor

Philbrook Museum of Art is committed to being Tulsa’s most welcoming and engaging cultural institution, providing a unique trifecta of experiences: a historic home, world class art museum, 25 acres of gardens.

Media Sponsor

Each month, the national award-winning magazine captures the spirit of Tulsa, and celebrates living, working and playing in the city.

Friends of the Festival

Our Friends of the Festival help keep the show running year and year! Thank you!
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Below is for art vendors. Keep scrolling for beer and food vendor applications!

Vendor Information & Application

FESTIVAL RULES

ALLOWABLE ITEMS: Original handmade clay, drawing/pastel, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, handmade body products, wood and mixed media works.

PROHIBITED ITEMS: Include, but are not limited to, commercially produced work, food and furnishings, as well as not-for-profit organizations and booths for the purpose of community education and outreach on issues. Fundraising and/or donation solicitations are prohibited. The prohibition of any goods is at the sole discretion of Kendall Whittier Main Street.

FLIERS/SIGNS: Only fliers and signs related to goods displayed and sold at Kendall Whittier Arts Festival are allowed. No political fliers or signs can be handed out or displayed.

LAWS: Vendors are responsible for abiding by all applicable city, county, state and federal laws/regulations.

SALES TAX PERMIT:  Vendors are required to either submit their sales tax permit ID number with their application or remit sales tax through Kendall Whittier Main Street. Each artist is responsible for charging, collecting and properly remitting all applicable Oklahoma sales taxes to the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Those without a permit on file with KWMS must pay tax to the event host at the conclusion of the event.

BOOTH RULES

• All vendors supplying their own tent are required to securely tie and/or weigh down their tents for the safety of our patrons. Artists who do not secure their tent will be asked to leave the festival.

• All vendors are responsible for carrying their own product liability insurance.

• No portable fuel containers, oily rags or flammable trash be located in booth areas.

• All vendors must bring trash bags for booth clean up. Each vendor is responsible for maintaining his/her booth area in a clean, neat manner throughout the day and for cleaning his/her area before departing at the end of the day. Arts Festival trash cans are for customer use only. 

• Kendall Whittier Main Street reserves the right to request an artist leave the festival, in its sole judgment, if the artist’s booth does not conform to show guidelines or if their art is inconsistent with the work that was submitted in the application.

HOURS / SETUP 

HOURS OF OPERATION: Saturday, October 16: 2-10pm 

LOCATION: Admiral Boulevard, on either side of Lewis Avenue

SET-UP: Vendors will be allowed to start setting up their booths at 12pm, Saturday, October 16 at the conclusion of the Tulsa Farmers’ Market. Booth artists must have their vehicles moved to designated parking no later than 1:30pm Saturday for the safety of our patrons. Late set-up will not be allowed. 

TEAR-DOWN: Booth artists are expected to have cleaned up their booth area and left the premises by 11pm Saturday, October 16 for streets to be re-opened.

SECURITY: Security will be provided on the festival grounds during event. However, Kendall Whittier Main Street does not assume responsibility for loss, damage, or theft of work or display materials, or for personal injury.

FESTIVAL FEES: Kendall Whittier Main Street does not take a percentage of sales. 

VENDOR FEES

Outdoor/Artist Provides Tent

10’ x 10’……………………$85
10’ x 20’……………………$170
20’ x 20’……………………$340

Indoor Pop-Up/Table Provided

6’ skirted table*…………….$60
*Indoor location determined solely by festival host.

Add-Ons

10’ x 10’ Tent** $50.00
Pick Your Spot^ $25.00
**Tent provided, set up and secured by festival host.
^ Gives you the opportunity to Pick Your Spot in advance!

DATES

Early Bird Deadline: June 30, 2021, 11:59pm
Application Deadline:
September 3, 2021, 11:59pm
Notification of Acceptance:
No later than Sept. 10, 2021
Booth Fees Due:
 October 1, 2021, 11:59pm

Failure to pay booth fees on time will result in a $25 late fee. Any fees not paid by October 8, 2021, will result in loss of space.

Art Vendor Application


Food & Beer Vendor

BOOTH RULES

• All beer & food vendors must have all appropriate licensing through ABLE Commission, Oklahoma Sales Tax Commission and Tulsa Health Department to set up at the event.

• All beer & food vendors must provide a Certificate of Insurance for the event listing Kendall Whittier Main Street as an additional insured.

• Accommodations will be made to allow for restocking during festival hours. Please make every attempt to have beer and food available during the entire festival!

• Beer must be served by beer vendors only. Beer can be served out of a keg (with submitted Food Handlers’ Permit) or in cans. Please no glass.

Kendall Whittier Main Street is not responsible for the tracking of and/or payment of sales tax.

HOURS / SETUP 

HOURS OF OPERATION: Saturday, October 16: 2-10pm 

LOCATION: Admiral Boulevard, on either side of Lewis Avenue

SET-UP: Vendors will be allowed to start setting up their booths at 12pm, Saturday, October 16 at the conclusion of the Tulsa Farmers’ Market. Booth artists must have their vehicles moved to designated parking no later than 1:30pm Saturday for the safety of our patrons. Late set-up will not be allowed. 

TEAR-DOWN: Booth artists are expected to have cleaned up their booth area and left the premises by 11pm Saturday, October 16 for streets to be re-opened.

SECURITY: Security will be provided on the festival grounds during event. However, Kendall Whittier Main Street does not assume responsibility for loss, damage, or theft of work or display materials, or for personal injury.

FESTIVAL FEES: Kendall Whittier Main Street does not take a percentage of sales. 

VENDOR FEES

Food Truck or Beer Tent

Truck or 10’ x 10’……………………$85

Add-Ons

10’ x 10’ Tent** $50.00
Pick Your Spot^ $25.00
**Tent provided, set up and secured by festival host.
^ Gives you the opportunity to Pick Your Spot in advance!

DATES

Early Bird Deadline: June 30, 2021, 11:59pm
Application Deadline:
September 3, 2021, 11:59pm
Notification of Acceptance:
No later than Sept. 10, 2021
Booth Fees Due:
 October 1, 2021, 11:59pm

Failure to pay booth fees on time will result in a $25 late fee. Any fees not paid by October 8, 2021, will result in loss of space.

Food & Beer Vendor Application