“Art on the Route” returns to the Route 66 Blowout

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By Sheri Ishmael-Waldrop

Artists, have you created something unique this year? It is time for artists of all ages to show off by entering the 34th Annual Sapulpa Arts Rt. 66 Art Show and Sale.

“This event draws talented artists of all ages from the region and helps introduce them to an expanded audience,” said Sapulpa Arts Director Sheri Ishmael-Waldrop.

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This year the art show is hosted by Sapulpa Arts with the assistance of Tour Sapulpa and the Oklahoma Arts Council. The show will be located in the Collins Ballroom, 317 E. Lee.

The Route 66 Art Show is Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The competition is open to professional and amateur artists of all ages. Art drop-off is scheduled for Friday Sept. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the ballroom.

“Each year area artists are invited to enter their original works of art,” said Waldrop. “We have such a strong and varied art community in Sapulpa, Creek County, and Tulsa County. I love getting a sneak peek at what our artists have created, I am always amazed by the variety and creativity presented by artists of all ages. It is truly spectacular.”

Artists may enter up to two pieces in each of the eight categories for adults and 5 youth categories. They must have been created after January 1, 2019, and that have not been entered our previous shows. The judges will award ribbons and cash prizes in each of the category.

Adult artists, both professional and amateur, compete in the following categories: watercolor, oil painting, acrylic painting, graphics (which includes pencil, pastel and/or conte), mixed media, 3-D/sculpture, black & white photography, color photography, and graphic design/digitally manipulated photography.

The Young Adult artists categories include paper or canvas art in black and white; paper or canvas art in color; photography; and sculpture, pottery and 3-D/sculpture.

The Youth (ages 14 and under) categories include art on paper or canvas, photography and sculpture.

For official rules and entry forms visit Sapulpa Arts on Facebook, sapulpaarts@gmail.com, pick up a flyer at the Sapulpa Chamber of Commerce office 101 E. Dewey, or text/call 918-408-9671.