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.

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Participate

Are you a business, organization, painter, sculptor, vendor, maker, balloon artist, 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 OCTOBER 11, 2019

GALLERIES, SHOPS, STUDIOS & MORE:

2nd Friday Art Walk Outdoor Participants include Ashcraft, Kieran Crawford & Simone Stillman, Crystal Gazers, Dayla’s Decorative Designs, Dirty Soul Glass, Fairman Creations, Robbi Fox, Iced Paintwater, Inverted Selections, Kiss My Glass, Michael Isbill, Mack Havik, Lisa Prather and Joseph Willis !V!

2nd Friday Art Walk Street Performers include Ashtanga Yoga/OKC Bhakti Yoga, Hannah Butler, Brad Fielder, Happiness in Motion, Harper Valley Hypocrites and Heddy Oczlon!                            

Artifactory (106 E. Main) will be open with featured artisans, refreshments and tons of new merchandise! 

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) will feature artist Mackenzie Mullins, a narrative illustrator graduating from the University of Oklahoma’s School of Visual Arts. Her methodology consists of digital painting, comics, and printmaking (for spice). Her body of work consists of the idea of the self (be it her own self or that of a character) thrust through a mythological filter. Essentially, she explores relatable, human, inter-personal relationships in fantastically inspired worlds.  “…if just one person can feel seen or understood through my work, I’d be satisfied.  I want to create new versions of the stories I’ve grown up loving, and be able to spread those concepts and ideas to someone else who needs to hear them, and hopefully, that someone will see themselves in what I do.”

Bison Witches (211 E. Main) will have Camille Harp and Clint Hardesty performing together starting at 7 p.m.

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) has Figures & Landscapes: The Art of Carol Armstrong continuing with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Walk. Armstrong is a Delaware Cherokee Indian Artist who has been painting and teaching professionally for over 35 years. The 2016 recipient of the prestigious Oklahoma Governor’s Art Award, Carol is listed in Who’s Who in American Art and is known throughout the Western and Contemporary Art communities for her emotive figurative and landscape oil paintings. “My true love is painting the figure in everyday scenes, Armstrong said. “I am telling stories of the American West.” They will also host guitarist Gunter Hammett providing live music from 7 to 9 p.m.  

D. M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) will feature artist Walt Disney with musical guest Frank Lawrence.  

Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) is a cooperative art gallery featuring 12 artists whose work includes paintings, sculpture, fused glass, fiber art, photography, jewelry, and mixed media whimsical pieces. This month, we are also featuring guest artist, painter Cher Duncan. Come visit us and have a glass of wine at 123 East Main above Syrup!

Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) will continue their show, quilts by Catherine Raymond. She has this to say about her work: “Many of the pieces I use are hand dyed cloth. They are antique hand woven cloth from Japan. Slow stitching and cheese cloth batting is a method developed by Jude Hill. It is this method I employ to tell my quilt stories.”

GreenLove Compassionate Care and Wellness Center (112 W. Main) is excited to announce their fall, front porch music series! Johnny Manchild and The Poor Bastards will be serenading passersby and patients alike from 7 to 9 p.m. They are also hosting the art of Craig Smith presented by Tyson Meade (Chainsaw Kittens). This is an evening not to be missed. Swing by and say hi!

Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) is excited to have art from Robert Dohrmann and, of course, music!

The Holistic Counsel (114 W. Main) hosts monthly patient drives during each art walk and also features original mixed-media pieces by artist Royce Garrison.

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) hosts the opening reception for Between Pastures & Skies: Art from the Ranch, the culmination of a vision born from the unique creative relationship and special friendship of the artists Irmgard Geul and Skip Hill, featuring select original mixed-medium works, paintings, drawings, installations, photos and videos produced by the artists over the last five years in their studios on a picturesque 120-acre horse ranch in Oklahoma. Artist Tammy Brummell will have abstract paintings on display in The Library Gallery, as well.

Neighborhood Jam (102 W. Main) will host Breakfast with Benefits from 5 to 9 p.m. 20% of the sales will go to the Norman Philharmonic. 

Resonator Institute (325 E. Main) will host artist, Julia Curran. This amazing St. Louis print artist creates highly saturated, brightly colored, hyper grotesque/ hyper beautiful homages to the sacred feminine. Her work will be on display and for sale in this one-night-only, one-person exhibition. 

Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) will host Jazz with Wes McMichael and friends and a place to light a candle, leave a note and celebrate your beloved departed for a pared down version of our annual Dia de los Muertos. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Women's Resource Center will be out in the community as much as they are able throughout the month including in front of Sandalwood & Sage during the Art Walk.

Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will have Steven Harris playing the piano from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.!

The Social Club (209 E. Main) will serve free fall treats and hosting 405 Brewery slinging a new delish "beer-tail" (beer + cocktail) on Art Walk! Our featured artist for the month is Norman artist, Amanda Cole. Amanda's artwork is highly influenced by nature and the uniqueness of it all. Her abstract landscapes provide a mix of clean lines and bold colors that layer the canvas.

STASH (412 E. Main) will have the ever-popular Flower Power Market featuring new and favorite makers selling hand-crafted, home grown, and vintage items. They will turn the east block into a pop-up shopping party with local art, handmade products, and fresh foods, all ready for purchase. Families, friends, and kids of all ages are invited to share in this popular event which features food trucks and a backdrop of music as well as a celebration of all things local. Come hungry; Loaded Bowl, Midway Deli, Holey Rollers and Whole Latte Pie return to EDO. Weavings of the Southwest are on its featured art wall. The shop's owner Rebecca is back from extensive travels to the four corners, Navajo Nation, and Northern New Mexico, where she's gathered a collection of colorful one-of-a-kind Native American and Hispanic Rio Grande blankets, rugs, wall hangings, and bags. Start at STASH and bring a friend, or two, 6 to 9:30 p.m.!

Studio Ink (220 E. Main) will host Mishmash, showcasing a group of artists that are identifiable by their collective hodgepodge of odd materials, curious concepts, and penchant for experimental practices. Part of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Extended Media program which incorporates installation, performance, kinetics, bio-art, as well as other experimental and dialogical practices, advanced student, Coleen Sovick and Associate Professor, Jordan Vinyard, have come together with Erin Edelman from Studio Ink to highlight the playful, absurd, and startlingly unique realizations these artists take on. Artist and animator, Jared Deusterhaus, from Virginia CommonWealth’s kinetic imaging program will co-curate the show, ultimately resulting in a profound group of work that will be exhibited at Studio Ink during Norman Art Walk. 

TOLY Food Truck Park (223 W. Main) will have live music and Phil Me Up Cheesesteak Truck will be in full swing for a fun and festive Art Walk at TOLY Park! They welcome all families to come down and play games, enjoy local brews and awesome cocktails. It is fun and safe for all ages, pet-friendly too.

The Vintage Rose (219 W. Main) will be open with snacks and sales. Come shop in our festive fall atmosphere then catch all the fun next door at TOLY.

Whispering Willows Art Gallery (226 E. Main) will host an art opening with special guest artists: David Padgete, David Rainbow and Elizabeth Dobes. They will also have special book signings, along with gallery artists: Kevin Stark, Enoch Kelly Haney, Irmgard Geul, Gayla Hollis, Eric Speigel,, Kathy Shumate, Todd Jenkins, Robert Rapp, Marilyn LeFloreand owner Peggy D. Farris.

Amanda Cole at The Social Club

Amanda Cole at The Social Club

Mackenzie Mullins at Bigfoot Creative

Mackenzie Mullins at Bigfoot Creative

Mishmash at Studio Ink

Mishmash at Studio Ink

Michael Fischerkeller at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Michael Fischerkeller at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

ADD YOUR SPARK TO 2ND FRIDAY ART WALK!

 

MAIN STREET BRICK & MORTAR
Businesses OR OrganizationS:

We are happy to have any permanent, brick & mortar 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 and no fees are required. 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!).

 

ARTIST, MAKER & CULTURAL PARTICIPANTS:

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, tables and shelves. 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, so you’ll need to reach out directly).

2). You can set up as an outdoor participant with an Artist, Maker or Cultural Participant Permit. Showcase your work and sell your wares to 2nd Friday crowds as they travel between shops, galleries and restaurants. Outdoor participants are permitted to setup on the sidewalks while following these guidelines:

  • A minimum of a 5-foot walkway must always be provided.

  • Please push your display as close to the brick and mortar as possible, even moving chairs to the sides, if necessary, to keep ample walk space available.

  • Participants are not allowed to set up across from bike racks, trees, trashcans, or anything that will impede or limit the walk space.

  • Participants must get permission on their location prior to registering from the business or building owner.

There is a permit fee of $30 due with the submission of the Artist, Maker or Cultural Participant Permit Application, and applications are due by the first Friday of the month (a week prior to 2nd Friday). Those who miss the deadline can submit a Late Application for $100.

Participants who have failed to register by 2nd Friday may be asked to leave the special event boundaries.

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

 

NON-ARTS RELATED OUTDOOR PARTICIPANTS:

Non arts-related businesses, non-profits, or other community organizations (including churches, booster clubs, student/youth organizations), as well as political candidates and non arts-related advocacy groups can also apply for a permit to setup on the sidewalks to interact with 2nd Friday guests, given that they follow these guidelines:

  • A minimum of a 5-foot walkway must always be provided.

  • Please push your display as close to the brick and mortar as possible, even moving chairs to the sides, if necessary, to keep ample walk space available.

  • Participants are not allowed to set up across from bike racks, trees, trashcans, or anything that will impede or limit the walk space.

  • Participants must get permission on their location prior to registering from the business or building owner.

There is a permit fee of $100 due with the submission of the Non Arts-Related Participant Permit Application, and applications are due by the first Friday of the month (a week prior to 2nd Friday). Those who miss the deadline can submit a Late Application for $200.

Participants who have failed to register by 2nd Friday may be asked to leave the special event boundaries.

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

 

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 and reserves the right to refuse any application. Location preference may be requested, and brick & mortar businesses may coordinate with NAC to facilitate performances outside their businesses. Applications for a permit — with no fee — are due by the first Friday of the month. Late applications for a permit will be accepted with a $100 fee.

 

The Norman Arts Council and the City of Norman reserve the right to deny any participant or performer application that they do not believe fits the purpose of 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk.

 

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