Oklahoma State University students are invited to experience live music, art galleries, studios, restaurants and retailers during the first-ever Final Friday Art Crawl starting at 5 p.m. Friday, March 30, in downtown Stillwater.
Although the Art Crawl will not follow a structured schedule, the OSU Museum of Art, 720 S. Husband St., is the suggested starting point for picking up a map and viewing the exhibitions before the museum closes at 6 p.m. Other locations to explore throughout the evening include the newly opened Observations exhibition at Modella Art Gallery, live music at both Simplicity & Co. and Zannotti’s, and a selection of downtown restaurants and retailers with evening hours.
“Hopefully people who don't study art or who don't get off campus very often will have fun and realize art doesn't have to be so intimidating, and that there is more to do in Stillwater than they might think,” said Audrey Gleason, an OSU student and museum intern who helped initiate the event.
The Art Crawl is organized and hosted by the OSU Museum of Art Student Advisory Committee, which hopes it will be the first in a series of monthly Final Friday events that encourage student and community engagement throughout the emerging Downtown Stillwater Cultural District.
“Another goal for this event is to provide students with an opportunity to spend quality time with each other and develop friendships beyond class, which is so important for our mental health,” Gleason said. “At the end of the night, I hope all participants – whether they’re students or faculty members or community members – have a greater appreciation for the Stillwater art scene and ideas for how we can keep growing.”
The OSU Museum of Art Student Advisory Committee promotes student engagement with the arts by providing a platform for students to make their voices heard at the museum. By initiating student-led events and sharing their passion for the arts, the SAC shapes the way the museum serves OSU students.
The committee meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. All meetings are open to OSU students of any major. Check museum.okstate.edu/events for each meeting location. For more information, contact Audrey Gleason at Audrey.Gleason@okstate.edu or join the next meeting on April 5 at the museum.