The Blue Dome Arts Festival was started as a small event to showcase local artists and has grown to include nearly 300 area artists and performers.
Artwork will include painting, pottery, carving, photography, jewelry, home decor and more. All artists produce their art by hand and will be selling their original works.
Live music and other performances will be featured on the main stage at Second Street and Elgin Avenue all three days of the free festival, which begins Friday. A food truck court will circle the stage.
New this year is a Chill & Grill Zone that will be at the east end of the festival where guests can relax and cool off under a tent with misters while grabbing a bite from a second food court.
The Pet Zone, presented by Dr. Chet Thomas of City Veterinary Hospital of Tulsa on Brookside, will return this year. It will include a sodded area where pets can relax, cool off and grab a treat. Pet owners can check out a variety of local pet organizations and businesses that specialize in the industry, as well as local pet adoption through the Tulsa SPCA and Oklahoma Alliance for Animals.
The OAA will also be offering microchipping, and PetsWell Pantry, Tulsa’s only pet food truck, will be offering treats for dogs. Thomas will host a Q-and-A session all weekend and will offer nail grindings. All pets must be registered and must check in at the PetZone once arriving at the festival. They will receive a treat and a Blue Dome bandana.
The Family Zone will host a variety of hands-on collaborative and individual art projects, as well as inflatables and a handprint wall, where everyone can make their mark.
Food trucks and trailers will set up in three locations throughout the festival. Here are the trucks to find:
Stage food court: Andolini’s, Back Street, Cajun Boil, Coolray Coffee Cafe, Dog House, Gyros by Ali, Kona Ice, Lick Your Lips Mini-Donuts, Lone Wolf, MASA, MeeMee’s Strawberry Patch, Mr. Nice Guys, Rub, The Wurst
Chill & Grill Zone food court: El Ranchero, Harden’s Hamburgers, Kettle Treats, Mod’s Coffee & Crepes, Pie in the Sky, Steak & Bake
Family Zone snacks: Goforth Concessions, Louie’s Dawg House