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 13, 2017

Anti Gravity Dance & Fitness (102 S. Crawford) will be presenting outdoor aerial performances of various disciplines and aerial demos inside the building. Multiple local artists will be displaying work inside, and there will be treats provided by The Whip Bakery. They will also be offering discounts on class packages for this event.

Artifactory (313 E. Main) wants you to spend the evening with them! They will have lots of ghoulish treats and treasures for your drinking and shopping pleasure!

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) is hosting local photographer Kimera Basore in her first art show.  They will also have snacks and drinks from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) will host artist Bobby Atkins. Bobby experiments with various styles of painting and likes to paint in rich, bright colors and likes to have texture in his art. They will also have musical guest Frank Lawrence.

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) continues BERT SEABOURN, Abstract Expressionist through October 29, with a reception during Art Walk. Live music during the reception will be provided by Nuclear Okra, featuring: Paula Santa Cruz, Cello; Miranda Arana, flute; Gunter Hammett and Larry Hammett on guitars from 7 to 9 p.m.

Earth Rebirth (325 E. Comanche) will have live music, concession and a membership drive to sign up people to our new membership program. Our current goal is to sign up 200 people in order to help us reach the 25 schools on our garden waiting list. People can sign up at earthrebirthnow.org.

Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) is a collective of artists including painters, photographers, sculptors, jewelry artists, glass artists, and fiber artists.  They are located at upstairs from Syrup.  They are featuring guest artist, Barry Magnin, a wonderful painter!  COME UP and see his work and visit the Gallery.

Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) will be showing Carla Kennedy. A lifelong portrait photographer from Oklahoma, Kennedy was changed by a trip to India. She captured a vibrant and generous people in her work. This collection, she calls REVERIE (सपना) & was all shot with film and developed in some questionable conditions during her trip to India. They are presented in a form as rough and ancient memory.

Greer Inez Photography (123 E. Main #2) be painting on her photos and serving drinks.

Main Street Event Center (300 E. Main) will celebrate Oktoberfest with beer specials, bratwurst, Lularoe clothing, concessions, and local artists.

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) plays host to the second part of the Cultural Connections art exchange with Clermont-Ferrand, France. Cecile Gambini, Hervé Bréheir and Anne-Marie Rognon will showcase works developed onsite, inspired by both their hometown and experiences in their American sister city of Norman.

OU Fine Arts Library (500 W. Boyd) will host Heart Food: Singer-Songwriters of the ’60s and ’70s with Beau Mansfield & Friends playing tribute to the songs of Joni Mitchell, Judee Sill, Laura Nyro, Jackson Browne, Randy Newman, Allen Toussaint and more!

Sea Shanty Scuba & Swim (116A E. Main) is hosting the ghoulish sounds of Fire Bad in front of their shop at 7 p.m. They will be rocking your faces off! Don’t be scared … they only bite a little!

The Silk Road Weaving Studio (123 E. Main, Studio #3, above Syrup) will have weaving demonstrations, classes and handwoven items for sale 6 to 9 p.m.

The Social Club (209 E. Main) will host Amy Sanders, a visually impaired, Colombian-American artist. Life experience, culture, and heritage are major influences in her works, particularly as most of her pieces deal with place, identity, and time. Having spent most of her life on a farm, Amy’s art bears influences from her father’s rugged and creative lifestyle. Additionally, her maternal ancestry has provided a cultural perspective from which to create artwork. As her vision slowly deteriorates due to a genetic disorder, Amy uses her art to question, examine, and define her evolving identity. They'll also have cocktails and treats like usual. In addition to Amy’s work, they will also have a cocktails and treats as usual, 6 to 10 p.m.

STASH (412 E. Main) hosts live music, local makers and a farmers market with their October Flower Power Market. The Loaded Bowl, Midway Deli and Holey Rollers will all be on hand, along with The Brewhouse serving original craft beers.

Studio Ink (220 E. Main) hosts Tara McKinney as she brings her stylized, dramatic photography to Studio Ink. There will be a tattoo flash special, refreshments, and a drag show by Hausdown Productions!

Syrup (123 E. Main) will be hosting 7 local artists showcasing and selling their work. They will also have free goodies, and Syrup will be selling coffee!

Urban Alley will showcase muralist Joshua Hinkle and Skeleton Museum will perform. There will be BBQ on hand, as well!

The 2nd Friday Food Truck Park (Peters between Main and Gray) returns with a variety of Oklahoma food trucks boasting all sorts of street eats!

Bert Seabourn at The Depot

Bert Seabourn at The Depot

Amy Sanders at The Social Club

Amy Sanders at The Social Club

Carla Kennedy at Gray Owl Coffee

Carla Kennedy at Gray Owl Coffee

Cecile Gambini at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Cecile Gambini at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Tara McKinney at Studio Ink

Tara McKinney at Studio Ink

CONCERTS FOR OCTOBER 13, 2017

Josh Sallee at Opolis

Josh Sallee at Opolis

Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival present the 2nd Friday Concert Series each month at Opolis (113 N. Crawford). This month features Oklahoma City hip-hop artist Josh Sallee, joined by Gabrielle B., Fresh and S. Reidy.  The concert is free and all-ages.

The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) will be hosting Abbigale Dawn from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by Kierston White, Derek Paul and Aron Holt.

Bison Witches (211 E. Main) hosts alt-pop band Monikers. 

Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) will host Random Noise with thundering rock band Trial By Noise.

Red Brick Bar (311 E. Main) will have live music at 7 p.m. and karaoke at 10 p.m. Denton-based songwriter Jared Thomas will be performing. His soulful voice and strong melodies will have you feeling good and ready to dance.

Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will have classical guitarist Gunter Hammet from 7 to 9 p.m.

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.