More Than 60 Artists Prepare For Kendall Whittier Arts Festival: 'Something For Everyone'

Friday, October 15th 2021, 4:22 pm
By: News On 6, Meredith McCown

Preparations are underway for the Kendall Whittier Arts Festival happening Saturday in Tulsa.

More than 60 vendors will be displaying and selling their art and the festival is free to attend.

The event's hosted by the nonprofit Kendall Whittier Main Street. Executive Director Jessica Jackson Seay said it's the first Arts Festival since 2019.

She said more than 60 artists will be selling their artwork. There will be food trucks, breweries, local bands, performers and even a kids’ zone.

Tulsa artist and live painter Krysta Quinn said it's her first time to be part of a big festival. She does live paintings at weddings and loves painting portraits, anything with wildlife and nature, and lately, house plants.

“A bunch of local artists, just being around people with similar, you know, doing the same kind of things. And then just people coming out here, specifically for art. Not just stumbling upon it, but people that want art. So I'm excited for that,” Quinn said.

"We've got a great variety of artists so it's not just fine art and painting, although we do have a lot of that. There's fiber work, macrame, sketches, even body products. So a great variety of things that you can come out and look at, so there's really something for everyone,” Seay said.

The Kendall Whittier Arts Festival is from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday on Whittier Square at Admiral and Lewis.