Upcoming Events + Exhibitions

Tulsa LitFest brings together diverse literary artists and writers to collaborate and inspire, enriching the Tulsa community. More information on Tulsa LitFest and complete schedule of events, can be found here

 25th Annual Poetry Slam: TAKE NO PRISONERS
Saturday, April 28th, 8pm
Imagine: 18 verbal gladiators, standing dead center, engaged in a lyrical war of words
Flinging metaphors and similes, using voice and body in a butt-kicking, name-taking battle for supremacy until there is only one poet left--the one who will be crowned CHAMPION
This one’s going to be special. Aside from being our Silver anniversary, we have at least two former Living Arts champions and a two time runner-up already signed up with several other poets from outside of Tulsa and Oklahoma who have won slams before in their own venues joining them to battle for prize money of $500 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. $5 to compete
For more information contact Living Arts at 918-5851234 or Tony B @ 9182820474
There will be five judges chosen at random from the audience, as long as they have no more than a casual connection to any of the participants; all participants will have a chance to observe and approve the judges.  Judges will score each poem on a scale of 1-10, decimals included (ex. 9.1, 8.5, 7.7).  The highest and lowest scores will be dropped, making 30 the highest possible score, which means all tens. There is a three (3) minute time limit for each poem, with a ten (10) second grace period.  Anything over the 10 second grace period will result in a 0.5 deduction from your total score for each 10 second time period beyond the limit. Time begins the moment you start speaking. In a Living Arts Slam PROPS ARE ALLOWED!
There will be three rounds of competition.  The first round, all participants take their turn at the mic.  After judging and totaling of scores, the top 8 scoring poets will advance to the second round (unless there are 12 or fewer competitors, then all advance to the second round). Poets will keep their scores from the first round and have them added to their second round scores.  2nd round the poet order is highest score first and lowest score goes up last. The top 4 cumulative scorers will advance to the final round and we will again draw numbers to determine order. Everyone starts anew and the highest scores for the final round determine the first, second and third place winners. 
Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. 
Admission $10 in advance, $12 at the door
$5 for competitors to enter slam
$500 for 1st  place, $200 for 2nd place, $100 for third place
 For more information contact Living Arts at 918-5851234 or Tony B at 9182820474

New Arts Youth Council Final Exhibition: Exhale

Sunday, April 29- 5pm-8pm. 

Two performance pieces will occur at 6pm and 7pm, respectively. Refreshments will be served.

Facing one’s fears is a universally human experience. Every day, people of every age and in every culture must work up their courage to face both inner and outer challengesStarting with this awareness of our fears and weaknesses, we can become stronger and more empathetic human beings.

Exhale is comprised of work made by the members of the Youth Arts Council: Gwendolyn Eck, HoneyMae Wilson, Nena Rivera, Tyler Harrison and Zoey Hughes. These high school students consider and share their own fears, exploring them through visual and performative art in an attempt to connect with the world around them. Their works range from an abstract exorcism of uncertainty to specific representations of the anxieties they face through the mediums of painting, multimedia work, installation, audiovisual pieces and performances.

The Youth Arts Council is a subsidiary of Living Arts Gallery in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This year’s group met for the 2017-2018 school year, culminating in this show.