2nd Friday Norman Art Walk is a free celebration of arts & creativity held monthly from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Walker Arts District of Downtown Norman.

2nd Friday Norman Art Walk is made possible by the Norman Arts Council and a collection of sponsors, including Republic Bank & Trust, Fowler Automotive, The City of Norman, Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and Kirkpatrick Foundation.

EVENT LISTING

A wide variety of shops, restaurants, offices, bars, concert venues and more team up to produce dozens of free, fun arts events for the Norman community to enjoy each month and celebrate the creativity within it.

CONCERTS

There are free concerts each month held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk with everything from folk to jazz to indie to hip-hop in every sort of setting you could imagine. Preview this month's shows.

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Participate

Are you a business, organization, painter, sculptor food truck, vendor, maker, balloon artist, mime, musician, charity or mad scientist that wants to participate in a 2nd Friday? Here's what you need to know and who to get in contact with. 

EVENT LISTING FOR DECEMBER 8 (& 9!), 2017

**The 2017 Norman Main Street Christmas Holiday Parade “Christmas In Lights” will feature bands, floats and horses beginning at 5 p.m. Dec. 9. Set in a festive spirit complete with a variety of Christmas characters, this annual holiday parade will also feature an appearance by the man of the month, Santa Claus. The parade takes place in Downtown Norman, stretching across Main Street beginning at Pickard Ave. We've encouraged our 2nd Friday participants to extend their special event into Saturday, as well, when possible to celebrate the new time of the parade and to get even more people to come enjoy and discover Walker Arts District businesses.**

Anti Gravity Dance & Fitness (102 S. Crawford) will be doing outdoor aerial silks and lyra performances, all while The Whip Bakery will be providing treats inside. They will be offering discounts on packages for this event as well. This takes place on Friday only!

Artifactory (313 E. Main) offers the sounds, scents and magic of the holiday season! They will have their 2nd Annual “Grinch” display for everyone to enjoy as well as the 2nd Annual ephemera pack art contest to enjoy!  Tons of fantastic items will be available, perfect for gifting!  Lastly, come see the talented guest artists they will have on site for your shopping pleasure!

The Custard Factory (301 E. Main) will have awesome hot chocolate floats and special Santa approved peppermint concretes. They will also have live music, as well!

D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) will host the Bragg girls, Teresa, Julie, and Annie. They will also have musical guest Frank Lawrence.

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) celebrates the holiday season with an exhibit of "small works" created by outstanding local and regional artists.  A 2nd Friday reception, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, will honor Small Works VII artists Carol Beesley, Jim Cobb, Don Holladay, Brad Price, Connie Seabourn, Cletus Smith, Sue Moss Sullivan and Corazon Watkins. Live holiday music for the evening of December 8 will be provided by Miss Brown to You, featuring Mary Reynolds and Louise Goldberg, from 7 to 9 pm.  This duo is capable of an eclectic abandon that few other bands attempt, providing their audience with a broad palate of musical colors. On Saturday, come warm up in The Depot following the annual Norman Main Street Christmas Parade.  We will have hot chocolate, cookies and candy canes from 6 to 9 p.m.

Downtowners of Norman (200 East Main Block) will host a lighting ceremony in the 200 block of East Main Street at 6:00 p.m.  The outdoor café lighting will be officially turned on in the Walker Arts District!

Earth Rebirth (325 E. Comanche) will have live music on both Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9 with Local Fest, including performances from The Big News, Jarvix, Limp Wizurdz, Dresden Bombers, GWIZ and more. They are also working to raise membership sign ups through the adopt a garden program. 

First Fidelity (131 E Main) will have SANTA in their lobby immediately following the parade on Saturday evening!  They will offer free pictures until 8 p.m.

Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) will be open on December 8th and 9th for the 2-Night Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, and 10 to 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon, and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday evening. Come and choose beautiful hand made art works for your holiday gifts! We have glass art, paintings, jewelry, photography, metal sculptures, felted items, and stone carvings. Something for everyone! Come on UP!

Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) will be showing William Livingston III, Prison Art as well as hosting a Gray Owl Market with local arts and crafts, on art walk night and Saturday from 9:30 to 3 p.m. Craftspeople will include Amy Sanders, Ceramics, Roshni Robert, watercolors, Jackie Miller, watercolor and woodburning, Regan Schreier, crochet, and Felix and Steve Blesch, painting and printmaking!

Main Street Event Center (300 E. Main) will have a multi-vendor Lularoe women’s clothing marketplace with over 15 vendors selling thousands of clothing items from 5 to 10 p.m., on Friday. They will have the Winter Wonderland Daddy - Daughter  Dance starting at 3:00 pm with a live DJ, refreshments, party favors, & desserts on Saturday. $15 per Dad & Daughter. 

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) welcomes an immersive exhibition from Sarah Clough, featuring a gallery-wide, black-lit mural, as well as a collection of works rooted in graphology and semiology and using fluorescent and phosphorescent paint. Oklahoma City artists Justin Hogan will have featured pieces in the Library Gallery of MAINSITE, as well, with free refreshments and small bites on hand!

The Mercury Center (426 E. Main) will have a ribbon cutting and open house party starting at 4:30 p.m. They will have live music from Kyle Reid & Camille Harp, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., along with fancy treats served by Scratch Kitchen & Cocktail Bar.

Resonator Institute (1010 N. University) closes out 2017 with REBEL REBEL, a one-night exhibition featuring fine art, performances and vendors from Oklahoma and beyond, including prints, sculpture, installations, performances, fashion, skateboarding and live music by Pearl Earl, Thin Skin and Hey Cowboy.

Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) is celebrating a Celtic Yule with the McGaha’s, John and Leah Kellor will be joined by Steve Vanlandingham from 7 to 9 p.m. during the December 8th, 2nd Friday Art Walk. They will also host special guest artist and native Oklahoman Kris Fairchild, who has shared her art commercially at art festivals, fairs, and galleries for over a decade with private collections in the US, Europe and Canada. Kris Fairchild will be on hand throughout the evening of Friday night and they will be open until 8 p.m. Saturday, December 9th for the Christmas Parade.

The Silk Road Weaving Studio (123 E. Main, Studio #3, above Syrup) will host a show and sale of items woven by members of the Oklahoma City Weavers Guild during Friday’s Art Walk, from 6:00 to 9:00.  Come enjoy refreshments, learn a bit about the ancient craft of weaving, and shop for a one-of-a-kind handwoven Christmas gift!  

The Social Club (209 E. Main) will be showcasing handmade items perfect for gifting. They'll also be serving up a holiday cocktail and treats.

STASH (412 E. Main) hosts Fowler VW A “Blackwatch Christmas”with the 7th Annual holiday album release party and live performances off the new album + FREE records on FRIDAY from 6-11 pm. Their holiday open house will be on SATURDAY from 4-9 pm. Specials, sweets, treats + shopping fun during Norman's Christmas Parade and after. Stuff the Stream is a local drive here in Norman to help benefit the Holiday Wishes program for Center for Children & Families (CCFI). They will be set up from 10-4, Saturday December 9th. Donations will be accepted of: Unwrapped new toys, diapers, warm winter wear, and gifts for teens (age appropriate makeup, gift cards, electronics). A photographer will be on hand to take professional holiday photos in the airstream for anyone who donates a gift to CCFI.

Studio Ink (220 E. Main) will have a local artist, Tammy Conover, who is gaining national attention for her soul work. She works hand in hand with each person to create a meaningful and positive experience wherin they learn about themselves and walk away with a one of a kind experience and painting. She has been featured on Buzzfeed, as well as, honoring Ed Harris with a personal piece in collaboration with the Women's Resource Center. This will be a great opportunity to meet her, watch her do a live painting, and pick up a gift card for a loved one or yourself! Join us Friday, December 8th from 6-9p as we watch her in action! For more information on how you can participate please call the Studio at 405-701-1776!  Come back on Saturday 12-8p to enjoy homemade hot chocolate, local makers pop up shops, one of a kind gift ideas, door prizes, and to chat with Tammy some more!

Ari Brielle at Resonator

Ari Brielle at Resonator

A Very STASH Weekend at STASH

A Very STASH Weekend at STASH

Sarah Clough at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Sarah Clough at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Main Street Christmas Holiday Parade at 5 p.m. Saturday, December 9 in Downtown Norman

Main Street Christmas Holiday Parade at 5 p.m. Saturday, December 9 in Downtown Norman

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CONCERTS FOR DECEMBER 8 (& 9!), 2017

BRONCHO at Opolis

BRONCHO at Opolis

Opolis (113 N. Crawford) hosts two consecutive nights of Oklahoma indie rock favorites BRONCHO, featuring Creep City on Friday night and Helen Kelter Skelter on Saturday. Doors open at 8 p.m. and show at 10 p.m. Cover is $15.  

Bison Witches (211 E. Main) hosts alt-country singer-songwriter Katie Williams at 7 p.m. on Friday.   

Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) will feature John Calvin Abney & Maura McAndrews on Friday evening, and they will also be featuring artist, Ruth Loveland, in the shop on Saturday during Art Walk.

Red Brick Bar (311 E. Main) will host Mitchell Ferguson from Dallas with a great live show of Rock, Folk, Soul and Blues on Friday December 8 at 7 p.m. Karaoke will follow at 10 p.m. They will also feature live music featuring two of Oklahoma's own on Saturday Dec 9 at 10 p.m. Norman artists, Honey Blue will put on an amazing show of indie, western, pop, rock and blues music sure to get you singing and dancing! The Chase Wilson Band, from Dewey, OK, will be playing some great country music for all night dancing!

Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will have Kyle Reid from 8 to 10pm.

The Sooner Theatre (101 E. Main) will present A Christmas Story, The Musical both on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 pm and on Saturday, December 9 at 2 and 7:30 pm. Tickets are on sale at soonertheatre.org.

ADD YOUR SPARK TO 2ND FRIDAY ART WALK!

 

For Businesses OR Organizations:

Awesome! So glad to have you participating in our 2nd Friday Norman Art Walks. It doesn’t cost a penny to have your event listed in our 2nd Friday promo materials. To have your featured artist, concert, performance or other special event listed in our listing, guide and poster, please email Cher Duncan at cher@normanarts.org with all the pertinent information and a high-res image if available. To request to be added to our monthly 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk Submission Call and Reminder, please email cher@normanarts.org. Participating in 2nd Friday Norman Art Walks and being listed in any and all marketing materials is totally free. We ask that to be listed, events be free and open to the public … and preferably awesome (we’re sure it’s awesome!).

For Food Trucks:

Tacos, pizza, salads, drinks, sandwiches … if you serve it out of a truck, our patrons will (probably) eat it. We love having food trucks at 2nd Friday Norman Art Walks and have just recently formalized the 2nd Friday Food Truck Park on Peters between Main & Gray. Contact Lacy Jo Burgess with Norman Convention & Visitors Bureau (NCVB) at Lacy@VisitNorman.com. She’ll help coordinate a spot for you, when available. Just remember to be permitted through the City of Norman!

For Outside Vendors:

If you are selling shirts, prints, baked goods, books and just about anything else you can name or think of, you’ll need to fill out a Vendor Application, which you can find here. There’s a $20 fee to setup shop and sell on the street during a 2nd Friday.

For Artists, Musicians, Performers OR MAKERS:

To showcase your work or perform at a 2nd Friday, please contact participating organizations, businesses and venues directly. Norman Arts Council does not handle booking and placement of artists, outside of MAINSITE Contemporary Art. If you want to setup on the street to display your work with the intention of selling anything, you’ll need to fill out a Vendors Application.

If you aren’t sure who to reach out to, come to a 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk and see which place would suit your stuff best. Then contact them after!

 

 

2nd Friday Norman Art Walk wouldn't be possible without the support of these wonderful business and organizations.