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 OCTOBER 12, 2018

GALLERIES, SHOPS, STUDIOS & MORE:

The Arts Vendor Area (Jones & Main near The Depot) will feature local artisans and makers Carolyn Bradley, Chickenscratch, Divine Designs, FairyTale Couture | FairyTale Grove Lotions & Potions, Kiss My Glass, Toni Calvert and Tyler Vinson.

The 110 Gallery @ Providence Road (110 S. Crawford) will be featuring local artist Inciesse this month. Come see their Halloween themed gallery. Sweet treats and drinks will be provided.

A Small Vintage Affair (106 E. Main) will be open until 9 p.m. for the Art Walk serving snacks and beverages! Come in & enjoy!

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) is featuring artist Sam Scott and his mannequin seriesfor the month of October. Sam has been taking pictures (he considers them such) since 1995, and attended OSU Okmulgee for further photographic studies. The project may be best summed up by daughter’s friend who when viewing the images stated “How I am supposed to feel when I look at these?”

Bill & Juanita Williams (upstairs, 122 E. Main) will be open with several new items. Bill has several new pieces.  Juanita’s new, winter items will be available, including new felted handbags. Stop by!

The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) will host Elizabeth Wise, followed by Caleb McGee. The show is non-smoking and free!

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) is privileged to host “The Garden Chronicles, Plus,” an exhibit of paintings by George Bogart (1933-2005) curated by his widow Elyse. Several additional paintings have been added since the September opening reception. A second reception for “The Garden Chronicles, Plus,” will be held on Friday, October 12, from 6 to 9 pm, in conjunction with the Norman Art Walk, during which live music will be provided by Gunter Hammett from 7 to 9 p.m. 

Fusion Fitness & Yoga (323 E Main) will feature Marjan and Mystical Hips Dance Troupe, who will be performing two mini belly dance shows ‪at 7 p.m. and ‪8 p.m. They will also have complimentary Moroccan mint tea for guests!

Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) invites you to Come UP and see two new artists: photographer Daniella Kratchounova and jeweler Bailey Nolan. The Gallery is a cooperative featuring 12 artists featuring paintings, sculpture, fiber art, jewelry, glass, and photography. 

GreenLove Compassionate Care and Wellness Center (112 W. Main) will have musician Joshua Polaschek and their featured artist is Kody Haskins. 

Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) will have two bands, Dresden Bombers and The Premonitions, beginning around 7:15. They’ll also host a book signing during Art Walk with Andrew Griffin and his book is Rock Catapult 1966: The Launch Of Modern Rock & Roll! 

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) celebrates its latest exhibition Touchy-Feely with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. The group show was curated by Sarah Clough (whose The Bright Side exhibit filled MAINSITE’s walls last winter) and features the inventive, texture-rich techniques of painters Caitlin Albritton, Sasha Backhaus, Sara Cowan and william walker larason. Artist Steve Hare will have abstract works on display in The Library Gallery, as well. 

The Mercury Event Center (426 E. Main) will be hosting a Community Economic Development Open House. They will have music and food trucks. 

Oil & Clay Studio (410 E. Main) will host a fall block printing activity with the community in front of their studio. Printing is free and begins at 6:30 p.m. until supplies last. 

OU Fine Arts Library (500 W. Boyd) presents: experiments in art, film, and video! Join them for a film screening, interactive art and video game pieces, and live printing by the OU Print Club!  Beverages and snacks will be served.

Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival present the 2ndFriday Concert Series each month at Opolis (113 N. Crawford). This month features soul pop performer Lincka, joined by indie pop act GWIZ and experimental rock outfit Saturn. The show is free and open to the public. 

Red Brick Bar (311 E. Main) will have Brian Ashley Jones (Nashville, Tenn.). He is a soulful singer, acclaimed guitarist and versatile touring songwriter who will preform a mix of Americana, blues, folk, roots and country. summerland (Stillwater, Okla.), will perform folk-rock tales that are accompanied by the sounds and rhythms of the guitar. Karaoke will follow at 10 p.m.

Resonator Institute (325 E. Main) will be hosting an exhibition of drawings and prints by Helena, Montana based artist Tyler Krasowski. 

Robinson’s Repurposed (114 S. Porter) will be joining in on the festivities with a variety of eclectic and super cool art works.

Rusty’s Custard Factory (301 E. Main) will host musician Bob Gale at the Custard Factory.

Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) invites you to a festive evening of Masks, Music and Sugar Skull Decorating. Fiber, Water & Magic features the handmade paper masks of Jennifer Robertson. Meet Jennifer from 6 - 9 pm.  Robertson has been creating her handmade paper masks since 1976. Special musical guest Nuclear Okra combines the talents of jazz guitarist Larry Hammett & world renowned flutist Miranda Arana and will perform at Sandalwood & Sage from 7 - 9 pm. Additionally, the annual October Art Walk for Sandalwood & Sage celebration of the South American holiday of Dia de los Muertos continues. This year the festivities feature Norman Girl Scout Troop #3316 sharing the time honored tradition of decorating sugar skulls with traditional Royal Icing in preparation for Dia de los Muertos. All proceeds covering the costs of creating the sugar skulls themselves will go to the girls for their efforts.

Sea Shanty Scuba & Swim (116A E. Main) will host Firebad, playing in their shop during Art Walk! 

Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will have Stokes West playing from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.!  Stop by for great food and music.

The Social Club (209 E. Main) will have cocktails, treats and art by Isaac Diaz. Currently attending The University of Oklahoma as a Studio Arts major, drawing and art has been something that has been with him since he was young. “I can’t remember a time where I wasn’t drawing.” He began to pursue art passionately while in high school.  It was there he was exposed to different styles, mediums, and even the impact of art in history. 

The Space (317 E. Main) hosts for their "Maker's Market @ The Space" showcasing a curated selection of local makers and artists. 

STASH (412 E. Main) has the Flower Power Market back, again. New and favorite vendors will be selling hand-crafted and vintage items. The Loaded Bowl, Holey Rollers and Midway Deli return to EDO offering fresh delicious meals. The Brewhouse will serve their original craft beers. Their featured artist for October is Katy Nickell, a ceramics and 3-D artist local to Norman. A continuing theme in her work has been the innate draw and power in femininity and she frequently uses flowers to represent those qualities. They hope you can join them for her opening reception, during the Flower Power Market. Be sure to swing by the 400 East block of Main Street for makers, music, food, art and fun from 6-9:30 pm. 

TOLY Food Truck Park (223 W. Main) hosts a variety of local favorite food trucks. 

Whispering Willows Art Gallery (226 E. Main) will have guest artists potter Robert Rapp, painter Greg Collins, and Alcohol Ink Gallery artist Kathy Shumate. They will have book signings by Ralph Cissne, Kenny Harmon and Dr. Gina. Their Gallery artists included art Pen Brady, Peggy D. Farris, Irmgard Geul, Gayla Hollis and Kevin Stark. They will have live entertainment and refreshments. 

 Sam Scott at Bigfoot Creative

Sam Scott at Bigfoot Creative

 Tyler Krasowski at Resonator

Tyler Krasowski at Resonator

 Isaac Diaz at The Social Club

Isaac Diaz at The Social Club

 Sara Cowan at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Sara Cowan at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

LIVE MUSIC ON OCTOBER 12, 2018

 Lincka at Opolis

Lincka at Opolis

Lincka (soul/pop): 9 p.m. at Opolis (113 N. Crawford)

Caleb McGee (Americana): 7 p.m. at The Bluebonnet (321 E. Main)

Elizabeth Wise (folk/blues): 7 p.m. at The Bluebonnet (321 E. Main)

Brian Ashley Jones (roots/folk): 7 p.m. at Red Brick Bar (311 E. Main)

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 last Friday of the month prior to the next 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 for a fee of $20 and 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.