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Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Kyle R., a senior accounting and economics double major from Leawood, KS.

Being from Kansas City, when I first considered the University of Tulsa, I honestly considered the city of Tulsa to be a small-scale version of KC without the Chiefs or the Royals.  I am a huge sports fan, so I had no idea how I was going to survive on just the Tulsa Drillers (our minor league baseball team) and the Tulsa Shock (our professional women’s basketball team).  Sure, I had family in town, and I had been to Utica Square and Promenade Mall on occasion, but I knew nothing about sites and attractions of downtown Tulsa specifically.  Furthermore, I didn’t really have much time during the school year to actually go explore Tulsa. Continue reading

First Friday Art Crawl

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Today’s Tuesday with Tulsa blog post comes to us from Oriana A., a marketing and advertising major from Tulsa, Okla.

Since its founding in 1889, Tulsa has produced a rich history of art, music and culture. Nowhere is this more prominent than in the Brady Arts District, just a five minute drive from TU’s campus. Hosting historical music venues such as The Cain’s Ballroom and the Brady Theatre plus a slew of locally-owned bars, restaurants and galleries, there is never a dull weekend in this thriving area.

Being a Tulsa native, I have a lot of love for the Brady District. One of the activities I love most is the First Friday Art Crawl. Being in college, money can sometimes be a bit tight, and the Art Crawl is a perfect way to spend a Friday evening without breaking the bank! On the first Friday of every month, every gallery in the district opens their doors free of charge for patrons to come view work from local and regional artists. There are even vendors selling homemade jewelry and the glass blowing studio will give demonstrations on how they create some of their most intricate pieces. Continue reading