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Art Crawl Invites Students to Explore Local Art Scene, Downtown Stillwater

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The OSU Museum of Art Student Advisory Committee invites all university students to enjoy downtown Stillwater’s growing local business and art scene in the first-ever Final Friday Art Crawl. Beginning at 5 pm on March 30, students will have the opportunity to experience live music, art galleries, studios, and more.

“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.

Although the Art Crawl will not follow a structured schedule, the OSU Museum of Art is suggested as a starting point for picking up a map and viewing the exhibitions before it closes at 6 pm. 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.

“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. 

The committee hopes this Art Crawl 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.

“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 Art Crawl is organized and hosted by the OSU Museum of Art Student Advisory Committee, which 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 group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6 pm. All meetings are open to OSU students of any major. Check for each meeting location. For more information, contact Audrey Gleason at or join the next meeting on April 5, 2018, at the museum.

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