Art in the Square set for Saturday at Utica Square
BY JASON ASHLEY WRIGHT World Scene Writer
Thursday, October 04, 2012
10/04/12 at 4:19 AM
With a weekend forecast showing cooler temperatures than we've seen in months, the weather alone may prompt more shoppers and strollers to flock to Utica Square on Saturday.
Add nearly 100 artists selling their one-of-a-kind creations to the mix, and you have a very busy weekend.
The 18th annual Art in the Square will take place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, with dozens of artists displaying oil paintings, watercolors, sculptures, pottery and more.
Many of past years' artists are returning, but about 20 new ones can be found Saturday, said Jessica Barr, Utica Square's property manager.
Designed to showcase local artists to the community, the event will again feature artists lining the sidewalks throughout the shopping center.
"Saturday will be a great day to come to Utica Square with the whole family," Barr said. "Browse art, do some shopping and grab a bite at one of our wonderful restaurants."
Folks enjoying the patio at Utica Square can spy from their seats artists such as Vinicio Perez, Ray Chehrehgosha, Roger Davis and Celeste Vaught. Picking up a bite of chocolate from Russell Stover? You might bump into Don Karner. And those nabbing lunch at Queenie's will pass by Joey and Al Frisillo, as well as Kevin Byrne and Sharon Allred.
Retailers are excited about the event, too.
"It brings in a new group of customers to the Square, and it is good exposure for the merchants," said Cindy Marshall, co-owner of Glass Slipper. "Every year it gets bigger, and new people are introduced to our unique boutique."
A new highlight to the event will be Kids Art Alley, a child-friendly area in front of Lolly Garden children's boutique, Barr said. Kids can have their faces painted and participate in an art activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more, including a map with artists' names, visit tulsaworld.com/artinthesquare2012
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The one-of-a-kind works of nearly 100 artists will be featured Saturday at Utica Square. Courtesy