Mayfest Kicks Off in Downtown Tulsa

May 17, 2018

April Byrd with her surfboard art.
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The 46th annual Mayfest gets underway in downtown Tulsa. The yearly spring festival features artists from across the country. One of the most unique offerings comes from April Byrd from Arkansas, who paints used surfboards you can hang on your wall. She started out by turning her old board into a work of art and says it just bloomed from there. She has items starting at $25, but a surfboard original will cost you $15,000.

Wonderstick booth at Mayfest.
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One of the new food offerings this year is a uniquely shaped ice cream product called Wonderstick. Lee Grigsby from Shreveport operates the Wonderstick stand, and says it’s quickly become a popular item wherever they go. Wonderstick is just one of many food offerings. There’s also music every day and artists from across the U-S showing their works.                        

The art, music, and food festival runs through Sunday evening along Main Street between 3rd and 7th streets.