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SOLD OUT -TFA 2nd Saturday Tour | THE CHURCH STUDIO: Birthplace of Tulsa Sound

Saturday, Jan 8, 2022
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THE CHURCH STUDIO: Birthplace of the Tulsa Sound

$15 | $20 | First tour starts at 9:00 am | Saturday, January 8, 2022

You are invited to Tulsa Foundation for Architecture’s monthly walking tour. Mark your calendar, because TFA Second Saturday Tours feature a different historical area or topic each month. Tulsa has a rich architectural heritage and TFA is passionate about sharing our knowledge with you. Grab your coffee and join in the fun! 

January’s tour is THE CHURCH STUDIO: Birthplace of the Tulsa Sound The historic church was turned into a recording studio and home office to Shelter Records in 1972. Under Leon Russell’s leadership, the stone structure served as a creative workshop for songwriters, musicians, engineers, and singers to collaborate, learn, and inspire. In 2019 tour attendees got to peek inside The Church Studio before the planned restoration. Now you get to see the finished product.

This tour will take place inside The Church Studio

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets for this tour are $20 for not yet members and $15 for members.  We want to do our part to help cultivate the next generation of architecture lovers, so kids 12 and under are always welcome to participate in our tours free of charge.

Second Saturday Tour Tickets sell out FAST, so purchase yours today to make sure you don’t miss out!

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: Did you know that TFA members receive discounted tickets for EVERY tour? Members also receive advanced access to Tulsa Underground Tunnel Tour Tickets before they are available to the general public. You can learn more about TFA membership benefits and sign up to become a member HERE.

ABOUT TULSA FOUNDATION FOR ARCHITECTURE: Your ticket purchase benefits Tulsa Foundation for Architecture, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to champion the art of good design and to celebrate Oklahoma’s architectural heritage through education, advocacy, and archives. Every ticket/membership you purchase and every contribution you make supports the impact that Tulsa Foundation for Architecture has on the Tulsa community. Thank you for your support! 

ON TOUR DAY: Please arrive 10 minutes early to get checked in.  Tours begin at 9:00 am and continue in 20-minute increments. Consult the bottom of your tickets for your pre-selected departure time. We recommend checking the forecast, dressing for the weather, and wearing comfy walking shoes. You’ll be on foot for this 1.5-hour tour. Tours happen rain or shine! 

CHECK-IN LOCATION: Check-in for this tour will take place at the Church Studio located at:

304 S Trenton Ave

Tulsa, OK

PARKING: Street parking is available around The Church Studio and is free of charge on Saturdays! 

QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, please email us at: We’re always happy to help! 

COVID -19 SAFETY: This tour will take place indoors. We strongly encourage you to wear a mask and to practice social distancing.

*Please note: TFA reserves the right to require masks on Church Studio Tours if Tulsa’s COVID numbers are extremely high when this tour takes place. Thank you for helping us keep our staff, volunteers, and community safe!