Competition Beautifies Downtown

THEATRE BEAUTIFICATION: From left, Paddy Harwell, Ed Durnal and Bud Sartain receives a trophy for the American Theatre Company as the individual winner of the Tulsa Downtown Coordinating Council’s first annual Downtown Tulsa Digs Flowers competition.


Over the summer, the Tulsa Downtown Coordinating Council () held the first annual Downtown Tulsa Digs Flowers to encourage property and business owners to create displays of living flowers and plants to beautify the area.

Downtown Tulsa districts competed as teams for a traveling metal trophy crafted by the Garden Deva Sculpture Company. Areas of downtown not officially defined as one of the DCC’s official districts were allowed to participate.

Competing districts included Arena, Blue Dome, Brady Arts, Cathedral, Deco, East Village and Greenwood. Districts wishing to participate had to register by May 15.
The trophy was awarded to the winning district after judging took place.

Displays could include live plants, flowers, hanging baskets, planters and in-ground plants.

Representatives from the Tulsa Garden Center judged the displays to determine which had the greatest impact of transforming the district with flowers.
The council announced the winners in September.

Manager Tom Baker presented trophies to American Theater Company as the individual winner and the Brady Arts District as district winner.

The traveling trophy will remain with the winning district and individual organization until next year’s competition.

Updated 10-28-2013

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