Mayfest Begins In Downtown Tulsa

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 2:55 pm
By: News On 6

Mayfest is open for business in downtown Tulsa.

The annual festival officially kicked off on Thursday morning.

It runs through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission is free.

The on and off rain isn't stopping people from heading to the festival. If it does rain, some of the booths are covered in tarps that the vendors can zip up to protect their art.

This year, there are about 125 different artists from across the country who have set up shop downtown.

The festival promises something for everyone from music to kids activities, clothes and art.

We found an artist who creates paintings from swatches of paints.

"I make them by blurring my eyes so I squint really hard and it takes you back to the viewer's distance,” the owner of Lashbrook Studios said. “I just play with the color until I get it just right and then shellac over it."

Live music has begun and various artists will be play throughout the day and night.

And of course, there's a bunch of good food options all over the festival area.