ARTISTIC PROCESSION: Patrons, artisans and other friends of the Living Arts of Tulsa participated in a ceremonial parade from the former location at 308 S. Kenosha to the new facility at 307 E. Brady St. Aug. 28.
Living Arts, Tulsa’s only contemporary arts organization, has moved into the former Bed Check building at 307 E. Brady St. The move is made possible thanks to a generous contribution from the George Kaiser Family Foundation. The new Living Arts center is 12,000 square feet and houses exhibits, installations, performances, videos, musical concerts, and arts-education services. The center opened Aug. 28 with an Anniversary Celebration and exhibit of the organization’s past 40 years.
Artistic Director Steve Liggett says that Living Arts on Brady is more than a traditional gallery; it is a true arts center, providing a place for innovative experiential learning opportunities for people of all ages through direct encounters with artists and art making. Living Arts strives to present outstanding contemporary art in all media, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video and performance that is deserving of public attention and has not been presented to Tulsa audiences.
The move increases Living Arts holding capacity by 100 percent, allowing the organization to expand programming and engage the community even more. Specifics on the building include the following:
• Two Gallery Spaces; Gallery 1 at 2,500 square feet; Gallery 2 at 3,200 square feet
• State-of-the-Art Video Lab
• Multi-Disciplinary Performance Space
• Multi-Disciplinary Education Spaces
• Staff Offices
For more information, visit www.livingarts.org.