Local artist prepares for final year of art hunt in Tulsa


A local artist says he’s getting ready for his annual scavenger hunt all over Tulsa.

Artist Daniel Gulick says it’s something he started just for fun 11 years ago, and now it’s become a Christmas tradition for him and so many others in Tulsa.

“So many people, thousands of people have played and every year these families will be moving around Tulsa and just waiting for me,” he said.

Daniel says that this year he created 12 works of art, wrapped them all up, then hid them all over Tulsa, waiting for people to find them.

“I post clues on our Facebook page and our Instagram page and it’s crazy within minutes they end up with the most obscure clues,” he said.

But, this year is the last year the art hunt will include Daniel’s art.

He says he is ready to hand the responsibility over to other artists and help bring their art to light.

“It’s hard for me to knock out paintings at the end of the year when there is so much else to do, and it’s time, eleven years is a long time, and I have the feel like it’s good to pass the torch, “he said.

He says one of his favorite things about Art Hunt is giving back. Each year, he chooses an organization and solicits donations. He said it could be monetary donations, coats and jackets, or even gift cards.

This year, he chose Matriarch, a non-profit organization that supports Indigenous women.

“I am proud of the fact that we are raising funds for these organizations and charities, especially during the holidays, because some of these families have nothing, and a little bit of happiness goes a long way,” a- he declared.

The Tulsa Art Hunt kicks off on December 23 at 7 p.m. Daniel will post clues on The Art Hunt’s Facebook and Instagram pages. You can drop off your donations at Color Studios at 2016 E. 11th St. Wednesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. until December 18.


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