Art Car Weekend is always planned for the same weekend as the annual Tulsa, Oklahoma May celebration called "Mayfest." The Art are hosted by Living Arts of Tulsa livingarts.org in the Blue Dome district about two blocks from all the Mayfest activities. The Blue Dome district also hosts many art and food vendors and entertainment in addition to those at Mayfest. It is a joyful time for families and artists.
The old Blue Dome was...you probably won't guess..a service station!
Built in 1924 and served as the White Star Gulf Oil Station. It was the first station in
Oklahoma to have hot water, pressurized air and a car wash. It was also open 24 hours,
seven days a week. The station attendant lived upstairs in the dome itself. It is now the icon
for a downtown Tulsa neighborhood. It is part of the city's arts district now and we LOVE it.
Here is a vintage photo:
Here is a modern day photo:
This Hippie Van also serves as a vendor and sells very economically priced lovely tie dyed items right out of the van.
Check out Kelly's online store... http://www.tiedyekelly.com/
This year, I found my dentist sitting in it having her photo made. LOL
This car belongs to a lady who calls herself "The Cow Goddess", or C G for short. She has another car that is completely covered with legos with a cow theme.
This little yellow bug might lift those wings and fly away!
R-2 D-2's cousin????
That would made a HUGE Bananna Split!
This one migh fly also.
Lots of entertainment going on on the side of this van.
This one is painted with chalkboard paint....design and erase.
Cars come here from all over, but this van is a Tulsa car.
It has backlights behind the buildings.
This car is embellished with cigarette buts and filters. It has a cancer prevention theme.
And some art cars are not cars at all. They can be bikes, scooters, and motorcycles.
Living Arts of Tulsa also holds annual workshop for kiddies to make their own "cars" from cardboard boxes. Then they have a parade and prizes in the Blue Dome area.