Study: The Arts Are Big Business In Tulsa

Friday, June 23rd 2017, 6:21 pm
By: News On 6

Art is big business in Tulsa but no one has ever known just how big, until now.

Tulsa's non-profit arts groups announced results of a study that shows arts groups employ 4,500 Tulsans, and spend $91 million dollars a year.

 "This study lays to rest the common misconception that investment in the arts comes at the expense of economic development," said City Councilor Phil Lakin.

About three and a half million people attend their events each year.

As a group - Tulsa's non-profit arts organizations are one of the city's largest employers.

Read the study here.