On Saturday, November 6th, the south east corner of 15th and Boston will come alive with over twenty fine artists, live music, and fun crafts for the whole family. Local art has always been a passion for Bruce and Amy Adkins, owners of Mrs.
DeHaven’s Flower Shop and The Gadget Company. It is also the reason that they are excited to host Mrs. DeHaven’s 2nd Annual Harvest Art Faire. The event was created to bring the community together for a celebration of the diverse creative talent that the Tulsa area has to offer.
Mrs. DeHaven’s has commissioned painter Stephen Smith to capture a portrait of the historic storefront to commemorate the event. The painting will be unveiled at the beginning of the Faire and a limited number of special edition keepsake posters of the portrait will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the posters will benefit Mrs. DeHaven’s midtown neighbor, The Parent Child Center of Tulsa.
The Harvest Art Faire will be held from 10:00am to 4:00pm and admission is free to the public. Faire goers will be treated to an outdoor concert by Vintage Wildflowers at 1:00pm as well as face painters and art projects for children of all ages to explore their creative talents.
Bruce and Amy are active supporters of the local art community and they wanted to give Green Country’s fine artists, such as painter Christopher Westfall and photographer Karen Greenawalt, an opportunity to showcase their work in a fee free environment. Unlike with many shows, artists will not have to pay a booth fee, which will ensure that all proceeds from their art will go directly to the artists. The show will also feature ceramics by Virginia Harrison, jewelry by Dottie Ansell, wood turning by Bill Goree, and over 15 additional fine artists.
“We are thrilled to bring back our Harvest Art Faire this year and hope to make this a Tulsa tradition,” said Amy Adkins. “As the oldest flower shop in Oklahoma and one of the oldest businesses in Tulsa, it is a joy to give back to the community that has given so much to us over the past 105 years!”