THIS MONTH

Participating Nonprofit Organizations:

­­MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) ushers out the OU MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring 2017 MFA candidates Jiaxin Jiang, J.D. Reeves and Lucas Simmons. In addition, the OU College of Fine Arts will perform between 7 to 9 pm. Vestige, is a modern dance piece by 4 OU School of Dance students, choreographed by Professor Roxanne Lyst, with music by Nihls Frahm & Anne Müller. The dancers are Megan Watson, Julie Russel, Irandy Reyes, Breanna Troutman, and Emily Franks. Chips Off the Ol’ Block by composer Eric Mandat performed by clarinetist and DMA student David Cook.

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) will fill their space with works by Pamela Husky with her exhibit, Landscapes in Fiber. They will open with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Husky’s work in tapestry and feltmaking has received state and national awards. A twenty-year teaching career included OK Arts Council Artist-In-Residence and University of Central OK Art Department faculty. Her work is included in the Oklahoma Permanent Collection, State Capitol, and in numerous public and private collections. She is represented by M.A. Doran Gallery, Tulsa.In addition, the artist will discuss and demonstrate her techniques on Sunday afternoon, June 4, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. There is no admission charge for the exhibit or the talk. The Depot will host this beautiful and unique exhibit through June 30.

Earth Rebirth (325 E Comanche) will have music, concession and games to support our garden program!

Food Trucks:

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The 2nd Friday Food Truck Park (Peters between Main and Gray) returns with a variety of Oklahoma food trucks boasting all sorts of street eats!

 

Galleries, Shops, Studios & More:

The Social Club (209 E. Main) will be serving a cocktail with 405 Brewing and their Grapefruit Sour beer. They’ll also have treats and art by Nathan Price. Nathan is a local artist that was born in Fort Worth, Texas & currently resides in Tulsa, OK. He is a musician, painter, & commercial artist. A variety of work will be available at The Social Club showing through the month of May and include many medias of oil Paintings, acrylic paintings, pen and ink, and mixed media, with prices ranging as low as $25 & as high as $1,200.

Adam & Eve (218 E. Main) will be open and participating in the 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk with an erotic art exhibition.  They will also host a fundraiser for Individual Artists of Oklahoma.

Artifactory (313 E. Main) will feature artist Kris Newlin, a local artist who creates wonderful collage/assemblage pieces. Also, they are stocked up and ready for Mother’s Day!  Come by and pick up a unique gift and flowers, just for her!

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) will host artist Gina Butler.

Coordination Pilates (128 E. Main) is planning art with Natalie Sklaney.

The Crucible (110 E. Tonhawa) will be open & entertaining for all to stop by!

D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) will host artist Debbie Van Swearingen. They will also have musical guest Frank Lawrence.

Goodno’s Jewelry (217 E. Main) will be open!

Main Street Event Center (300 E. Main) will be hosting NATIVE VISIONS: Native American Art from the Jay Upchurch Collection.

Norman Pole Dance (102 S. Crawford) will showcase works by Amy Fernandez, who specializes in acrylic paintings depicting abstract scenes, florals and pet portraits.

Robinson’s Repurposed (325 E. Main) will be open! Stop by and view their featured local artists.

Sandalwood & Sage (322 E Main) will host their 8th Annual Imports Trunk Show with Bajra Inc. during Art Walk, 6 to 9:30, and will continuing through May 13.  Bajra Inc. is an importer of handicrafts from India and Nepal. A rare cultural treat including singing bowls and other musical instruments, wall hangings, jewelry, clothing, bags, masks, statuary and so much more we think you will all enjoy.

STASH (412 E. Main) Flower Power Local Market will have a new blend of makers featuring hand-crafted, home grown, and vintage items. Come hungry; The Loaded Bowl and Crepes & Tater Cakes return to EDO for May’s Art Walk. Coach’s Brewhouse will serve their hand crafted beers. Bring your dancing shoes; Dust Bowl Refugees will be in the lot to perform their original tunes which are a blend of classic rock, Americana, folk, with a few early red dirt and traditional country songs thrown in for good measure. Their featured artist, BJ Wood, inspired by nature, Wood mixes watercolor and pencil on the pages of vintage sheet music, poetry, and vintage maps. Swing by for makers, food, art and fun from 6 to 9 p.m.

 

2nd Friday Concerts & Performances:

Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival present the 2nd Friday Concert Series each 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk. These free, monthly concerts showcase local and regional talent in the lead-up to Norman Music Festival each year. This month features Michael Loveland and more. The show takes place at 9 p.m. at Opolis (113 N. Crawford).

Guestroom Records (123 E. Main) will have Random Noise with Flock of Pigs and Trash TV playing a free in-store performance at 7 p.m., made possible by Norman Arts Council.

Bluebonnet (321 E. Main) will be hosting Buffalo Rogers.

Red Brick Bar (311 E. Main) will have singer-songwriter Jared Thomas from Denton, Texas. Karaoke will begin at 10 p.m.