Art, friends, food and fun. These are all things that can be found at the Final Friday Art Crawl.
The art crawl was first put together in March 2018, with the purpose of giving students a reason to come to the art museum rather than just for a school project. The Final Friday Art Crawl is put together on the last Friday of each month.
“It’s something that is used to unite all of the art organizations and businesses in Stillwater because there are a lot of great things going on that not many people know about,” Audrey Gleason, an employee at the Oklahoma State University museum of art, said. “When people are in conversation with each other, more collaborations and more things can happen.”
There were many different exhibits available to look at during the Art Crawl, including Marguerite Perret’s “Washed Up.”
“I love how it made a negative situation artistic – it’s saying that pollution is a bad thing but is also making something beautiful out of it,” Jacob Jackson said about the art in the “Washed Up” exhibit.
This exhibit shows the environmental impacts that humans have posed on the marine life. It showed the comparison between what might have washed ashore 250 million years ago and what is washing ashore today. This was the first of a three-part exhibition.
“I love how it showed the sculptures that they used to be able to pull out of the ocean vs the pollution that they are pulling out of it now,” said Mikayla Fagan who was attending this event.
Gleason explained that everyone is welcome at this event, and that you don’t have to be an artsy person or know anything about art to come. It is free to walk around to the different places that are featured on the art crawl. It is a causal event and is supposed to be something fun that everyone can do.
“I think it’s really cool on how it brings everyone together,” said Rachele Cromer, another employee at the museum.