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 14, 2018

GALLERIES, SHOPS, STUDIOS & MORE:

Come learn about Artful Inlets a partnership between Norman Arts Council and the City of Norman and see how you can help be the solution to pollution with art with fun activities for all-ages!

The Arts Vendor Area (corner of Main & Peters) includes Petite Petals and Kiss My Glass!

A Small Vintage Affair (106 E. Main) will be open as usual with new art vendors!

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) presents The Staff ShowThe Staff Show is a glimpse into the diverse activities of Bigfoot’s creative team. It will include art from Jenna Bryan, Rachel Stout, Helen Grant, Grant Nordean, Derrick Adams, and Brad Webb. Mediums include, but are not limited to sculpture, print making, painting, illustration, music, and video. 

Bill & Juanita Williams (upstairs, 122 E. Main) will be open for the December Art Walk with new work, hot chocolate and Christmas cookies.

Coredination Pilates (128 E. Main, Suite 201) will be hosting Lauren Dale for December Art Walk.

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) celebrates the holiday season with an exhibit of "small works" created by outstanding local and regional artists.  They will host a reception from 6 to 9 pm, honoring the ten Small Works VIII artists: Carol Beesley, Carolyn Faseler, Steve Hicks, Debby Kaspari, Tim Kenney, Brad Price, Bert Seabourn, Connie Seabourn, Cletus Smith, and Betty Wood.  Jazzy seasonal music will be provided by the popular group Miss Brown to You, featuring Mary Reynolds and Louise Goldberg.

Fusion Fitness & Yoga (323 E. Main) will feature Marjan and Mystical Hips Dance Troupe who will be performing two mini bellydance shows ‪‪at 7 p.m. and ‪‪8 p.m. including a special holiday number. They will also have complimentary hot cocoa for guests!

Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) wishes you all Happy Holidays! Come and visit them for unique holiday gifts. They are a cooperative art gallery with 12 member artists. Art works include fiber art, jewelry, paintings, photography, sculpture, and glass. Shop locally and surprise your near and dear with unique gifts! They are above Syrup!

GreenLove Compassionate Care & Wellness Center (112 W. Main) very excited to announce that the music of Adam Sarmiento will be the soundtrack to our evening.  December also marks the last month to check out Kody Haskins’ provocative, progressive artwork.

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) hosts an opening reception for artist Jason Cytacki’s solo exhibition Reruns. Featuring a mix of paintings and sculptural installations, the works depict memories of life in the Midwest that never quite actually happened. 405 Brewing Co. will be serving beverages. 

Opolis (113 N. Crawford) is giving away free vegan hot cocoa to along with all-ages, family-friendly holiday karaoke from 7 to 10 p.m.

Resonator (325 E. Main) is back with Print Print Boom!, an holiday art fair featuring the wares of dozens of local artists selling unique, reasonably priced art, perfect holiday gift giving. There will be a Krampus installation and more surprises! 

Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will have Maurice Johnson playing Jazz from 7 to 9 p.m. during Art Walk.

The Silk Road Weaving Studio (123 E. Main, Studio #3, above Syrup) will have a studio open house from 6 to 9 p.m. Stop by and see the beautiful weavings created by their new weavers!

The Social Club (209 E. Main) will be showcasing 'Art As Gifts, a collection of locally designed items perfect for gifting', 405 Brewing Co. will be here serving beer and we will also be serving a non-alcoholic holiday punch!

The Sooner Theatre (101 E. Main) presents A Christmas Story. Please see them for ticket pricing & showtime.

STASH (412 E. Main) hosts their third annual holiday pop-up shopping party with art, handmade products all ready for purchase. As part of Norman's 2nd Friday Art Walk, STASH hosts their Holiday Market from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Vendors are coming from all over Oklahoma with their best-made products of the year. Families, friends, and kids of all ages are invited to share in this popular holiday event which features food trucks and a backdrop of live music as well as a celebration of all things local. Midway Deli will serve up their signature comfort sandwiches, Smoke N’ Oak pizza serves up wood–fired, fresh made pizza and Holey Rollers will bring sweet treats to east downtown and The Brewhouse will serve their original craft beer. They will feature textile artist Darci Lenker. She says, “Toys are ubiquitous in our society, and hold many fond memories for myself and others. They can also be seen as a status symbol or something that one longed for but could never have. Toys have even encroached on adulthood, where many people still buy toys as collectibles. This collection includes some of my own favorite toys.”

TOLY Food Truck Park (223 W. Main) will be hosting Loveworks and Middle Earth Child Development with a free holiday craft table for the kids.

Whispering Willows Art Gallery (226 E. Main) will host artists Eric Speigle, Marilyn LaFlore, Cheryl Hudson, and Pen Brady. We will also show our gallery artists including Kevin Stark, Gayla Hollis, Irmgard Geul, Kathy Shumate, and Peggy D. Farris owner and special guest artist Enoch Kelly Haney. They are still celebrating our second anniversary with live entertainment, meet the artists, and special free drawings on the 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk.

 Irmgard Geul at Whispering Willows Art Gallery

Irmgard Geul at Whispering Willows Art Gallery

 Darci Lenker at STASH

Darci Lenker at STASH

 Cletus Smith at The Depot

Cletus Smith at The Depot

 Jason Cytacki at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Jason Cytacki at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

ADD YOUR SPARK TO 2ND FRIDAY ART WALK!

 

For Businesses OR OrganizationS:

We are happy to have any business or organization within the footprint of 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk participate. 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 arts 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, arts-related and open to the public … and preferably awesome (we’re sure it’s awesome!).

For ARTISTS:

Get your work seen by thousands of 2nd Friday patrons! There are two ways of doing this. 1). Coordinate with a local shop/gallery/studio to feature your work on their walls. Almost all 2nd Friday participating businesses are on the look out for new talent to feature in their location, and we ask that you contact the business that you feel is the best match with your work directly (2nd Friday doesn’t book artists for venues but rather markets the collective efforts from individual businesses as a whole). 2). You can set up in our designated vendor area, which you can read more about below:

For OUTDOOR Vendors/ARTISTS:

Join us at the new Arts Vendor Area! Located near The Depot, the closed-to-traffic Jones Street and the nearby Legacy Trail area will be available to vendors who are classified as an artist, artisan or local maker on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is a vendor fee of $30 due with the submission of the Vendor Application, and applications are due by the first Friday of the month prior to 2nd Friday. Those who miss the deadline can submit a Late Vendor Application for $100.

NAC must approve of all vendors, and those not meeting the criteria of being a local artist/maker will not be approved, and 70% of what is sold must be handmade. NAC reserves the right to refuse any Vendor Application.

Vendors are not permitted to setup outside of the designated vendor area.

2nd Friday Norman Art Walk is a rain-or-shine event, and vendor fee are only refundable in the event that Art Walk is cancelled by the threat of severe weather.

For STREET Performers:

Add to the festivities and entertain the art walk crowds! Street performers are permitted to set up on Main Street sidewalks at limited locations with completion of the Street Performer Application. All performers must apply for a permit through NAC, who will assign locations (location preference may be requested, and brick & mortar businesses may coordinate with NAC to facilitate performances outside their businesses) and reserves the right to refuse any application.

For Food Trucks:

Please contact TOLY Food Truck Park at info@tolyfp.com if you are interested in serving food at a 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk!

 

 

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