Each spring, Downtown Tulsa Partnership and partners adorn Downtown’s public right-of-way with poetry and visual art celebrating the neighborhood’s vibrancy and inclusivity. A call for haiku entries is shared across DTP and partner platforms.
Judges select 10 haiku winners, whose work is printed on 100+ art boards. DTP commissions a local artist to design a digital backdrop for the art boards and, with the City Arts Commission’s approval, installs them along the Downtown curb line for 30-45 days. This year DTP will work with Downtown-area arts groups to share a Call for Artists to broaden the opportunity among local artists.
In 2024, DTP will partner with Magic City Books for the third year in a row — this time to host a public block party (Book Bash) on April 6 in celebration of local authors, including poets, as April is National Poetry Month. DTP also welcomes MCB and Woody Guthrie Center to return as judges.