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, 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 JULY 12, 2019

GALLERIES, SHOPS, STUDIOS & MORE:

2nd Friday Art Walk Vendors include Kiss My Glass, Kari on Canvas, Eventide Aromatics & Botanicals, Megan Migues, James Chisko and Dustin Thompson

2nd Friday Art Walk Street Performers include Hannah Butler, Jake Hewett and Shell.

A Small Vintage Affair (106 E. Main) asks you to join them for the shop’s final art walk with lots of great deals.

Artifactory (313 E. Main) will be open for 2nd Friday Art Walk! Come see all of the exciting things happening in the store!  

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) continues their year of featuring only female artists with Brooklyn Thorpe. Thorpe is a nine-year old artists from Keller, Texas who works in chalk pastels, watercolors and drawing.

Bill & Juanita Williams (upstairs, 122 E. Main) will be open during Art Walk with new work. Bill has new paintings on exhibition, and Juanita has new jewelry she has made! Stop by and see their studio!

Bison Witches (211 E. Main) will be open with live music from the one and only Hosty (7 p.m.) and The Delektronidisco (10 p.m.)!

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) will host an opening reception for Remembering Regina Murphy that will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. A prolific artist, Murphy continued to work until just prior to her passing this past Christmas Day. Having mastered many techniques with enviable skill, she is perhaps best known for her varied landscapes in several mediums. In her nineties, she began working in earnest in abstractions with great critical acclaim.  Her family has graciously agreed to share a retrospective of her work in The Depot Gallery.

D. M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) will feature photographer Ed Bolt from Shawnee. An avid traveler that has been to all 50 states and a number of countries outside the United States, Ed uses his journeys to produce landscape photographs. He will have several on display, even some from 2nd Friday Art Walk. He produces a unique look by employing techniques such as High Dynamic Range Photography and Infrared Photography while printing is work on mediums such as photographic paper, aluminum, wood and acrylics. As always, Frank Lawrence is their musical guest, so stop by to see both artists!

Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) — a cooperative art gallery — will be open from 6 to 9 p.m.  They have 12 artists at the gallery, including painters, photographers, glass artists, sculptors, a fiber artist, jewelers and a mixed media artist. They are also featuring a guest artist, Brooke Madden Jones who is a painter and jeweler. Come visit them at 123 East Main above Syrup.

GreenLove Compassionate Care and Wellness Center (112 W. Main) is proud and excited to announce that their very own manager/budtender, Troy Alan, will be serenading patients and passersby from 6 to 9 p.m. Due to popular demand, the artwork of Aaron Frisby (presented by Tyson Meade) will be gracing our walls throughout July.

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) celebrates the end of David Holland’s The Skies Have It exhibition and studio residency with a closing reception and catalog release from 6 to 10 p.m. See the progress Holland has made on his latest, large-scale cloudscape piece and be reminded of the power of the Midwest’s springtime storm season with Holland’s masterful technique in translating them to canvas. Patrons can purchase one of the mini-catalogs to remember his works at home, as well. 

Norman Film Festival (123 E. Main #4) will be hosting selfies with Practically Perfect Princesses and a Make-Your-Own button booth.

Opolis (113 N. Crawford) will host karaoke for the whole family from 7 to 10 p.m. (21+ after 10 p.m.).

Resonator Institute (325 E. Main) invites you to join them for an exhibition of new works by Resonator’s own Craig Swan. Part of a Part of a Story is informed by heavy metal, religious altar pieces, ancient civilization and mythological artifacts! The show will include works on paper, paintings, sculptures, prints and new friends!

Robinson’s Repurposed (114 S. Porter Ave) will be open with a wide variety of eclectic art. Stop by and check it out! 

Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) will host the JAH Mystics (Red Dirt Reggae) for the 2nd Friday Art Walk. Come join the fun with Jahruba Lambeth and the JAH Mystics sharing their own special "Okie" brand of Reggae from 7 to 9 p.m.!

Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will have Stephen Baker from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Baker plays a mix of jazz, blues and Hawaiian influenced tunes.

The Social Club (209 E. Main) will serve free treats and hosting 405 Brewery slinging a new delish “beer-tial” (beer + cocktail) on Art Walk!  Their featured artist for the month is Rae Stone. Rae is a painter and educator in OKC. Her work combines organic flowing shapes with hard lines to create peaceful contemplative movement across the canvas.  

STASH (412 E. Main) hosts a vigil as part of “Lights for Liberty.” All are invited to make posters, listen to music, bid on donated art, and to light a candle at 9 p.m. to shine a light on the plight of refugees. Be sure to swing by for a creative, community event that stretches nation wide for one night only! The Loaded Bowl, Whole Latte Pie and Midway Deli return to EDO and Lazy Circles Brewing will serve a variety of their seasonal craft beer. Natalie Miller is STASH’s featured artist. She is best known for her vibrant use of color on canvas. She explores color combinations through overlapping shapes and patterns. Her use of color takes the viewer on a journey across the canvas. STASH will be open 6 to 9:30 p.m.!

TOLY Food Truck Park (223 W. Main) will be hoppin' during Art Walk on July 12th! Not only will they have Boardwalk Burritos Food Truck, they will also have Capital Distributing onsite for a craft beer tasting and The Nobody's will be playing from 7 to 9 p.m.! The whole 200 block of W. Main will be participating in a Luau Block Party so put your party pants on and come out to celebrate with them! 

Whispering Willows Art Gallery (226 E. Main) is celebrating the addition of Todd Jenkins as one of Whispering Willows Art Gallery artists. Todd creates beautiful and unique sculptures. Gallery artists Peggy D. Farris, Irmgard Geul, Enoch Kelly Haney, Gayla Hollis, Todd Jenkins, Marilyn LeFlore, Robert Rapp, Kathleen Shumate, Eric Spiegel, and Kevin Stark also have works on display and for sale.

Natalie Miller at STASH

Natalie Miller at STASH

Craig Swan at Resonator

Craig Swan at Resonator

Ed Bolt at D.M. Wealth Management

Ed Bolt at D.M. Wealth Management

Rae Stone at The Social Club

Rae Stone at The Social Club

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 as an outdoor vendor, which you can read more about below:

For OUTDOOR Vendors/ARTISTS:

Showcase your work and sell your wares to 2nd Friday crowds! Vendors 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.

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

  • Vendors must get permission on their location prior from the business or building owner.

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.

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.