Kicking off the spring season, the I AM YOGA ART + MUSIC FESTIVAL hosted The Drunken Artist to a sold out audience of over 150 this weekend. Deep in the heart of the Downtown Tulsa, 13 local artists from different backgrounds demonstrated their artwork and their artwork techniques inside the Manic Pixie Studio located on East 6th Street.
The Drunken Artist is held in support of the arts here in Tulsa, OK. Those who attended had the luxury of enjoying fine wine, beer, or champagne along with valet parking. The evening was soulful with live music provided by Mark Gibson and Ryan Magnant from Austin, TX. Local restaurants brought their support to the arts with assorted foods from Dragonfly Bake Shop, The Phoenix, and Zoe’s Kitchen to name a few.
The Drunken Artist’s main focus is to bring light to the local talent while presenting a fun evening to celebrate the creative process hidden inside art studios. Artists are given between 2 – 3 hours to take a blank canvas and create an artistic vision. While the artists are painting, on-lookers have the chance to purchase the canvases in a silent auction. The proceeds are split down the middle with 50% going to the artist and the other half to the I AM YOGA ART + MUSIC FESTIVAL
Attendees were check with ID at the door and a complimentary photo shot with local photographer Joe Picorale from Art Everywhere Photography. Joe Picorale is part of the group of five who came together with a love for art and yoga practice and created what is known today as I AM YOGA ART + MUSIC FESTIVAL. According to Picorale, this was the largest turnout from their first season of The Drunken Artist. As being one of the attendees present for the event, witnessing the artists work on their pieces brought a newfound respect to the art industry and for many first-time attendees.