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 FEBRUARY 9, 2018

Adam and Eve (218 E. Main) will have live music by Amber Web & be giving a free gift with purchases of $75 or more during Art Walk.

Anti Gravity Dance & Fitness (102 S. Crawford) will be doing outside aerial silks and hoop performances, as well as providing treats courtesy of The Whip Bakery. They will also be offering discounts on classes at this event!

Artifactory (313 E. Main) would like you to come out and join them as they celebrate their 3rd Anniversary during Artwalk!  There will be lots of fun, festive treats and giveaways to honor the occasion! 

Ashtanga Yoga Studio and Third Eye Gallery (120 E. Tonhawa) is featuring Aquatic Om by Tiffany Nachelle Edwards. 

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) will be showing work from artist Annie Terrill, an artist with a broad portfolio encompassing many elements and styles. They’ll also host their monthly $5 Artwal “Pick a Shirt Pick a Print” design & “Buy two regular priced items & get a free $5 bin shirt.” Join them for a Valentine’s Day celebration!

D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) will host Jan Greenfield. Photography is her passion, as it soothing to her, allows her to create and express herself more-so than anything else she does. She loves the story that photography tells & she loves to share that story with others.  They will also have musical guest Frank Lawrence.  

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) hosts a second reception for As I See It, the paintings of Steve Hicks, from 6 to 9 p.m. in association with 2nd Friday Art Walk. The reception will also feature live music by Nuclear Okra from 7 to 9 p.m.  There is no admission charge.

Earth Rebirth (325 E Comanche) will be hosting their last Art Walk Band Together event during the February Art Walk. They will have music, plant sales, concessions, membership signups, and a sneak peak of their secret project to come this spring. 

Gallery 123 (123 E. Main, above Guestroom Records and Abner Ale House) will have beautiful art works for sale including metal and stone sculptures, paintings, glass, photography, jewelry and fiber arts. They also support up and coming artists. This month, Brittany Benson will exhibit her work.

Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) will be showing the work of local photographer Sarah Warmker. 

Main Street Event Center (300 E. Main) will feature Native American Art from the Jacobson Foundation. A musical artist will also be featured.

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) opens with a new exhibition Landscapes Over Coffee, featuring the work of Colorado-based husband-and-wife artists Haze and Jana Diedrich. Ander Cardinale will also be showcasing his Hunkys figurines in the Library Gallery. 

OU Fine Arts Library (500 W. Boyd) will be opening an exhibit by John Harris and Eyakem Gulilat — Women’s Advocacy Network Photovoice Project — from 5 to 7 p.m. In January 2017, 13 Ugandan women, all formerly abducted by the rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army and forced to be soldiers and wives to rebel commanders, worked with faculty and students from the University of Oklahoma to conduct a Photovoice project. Photovoice is a method that combines the power of photography with critical group reflection to interrogate everyday aspects of life. The goals of both the project and this exhibit are twofold. First, the photographs are meant to teach the viewer about the participants’ lives, their concerns, and their desires for change.  Second, the project is intended as an opportunity for the participants to reflect on their priorities and desires for improving conditions for women in post-conflict northern Uganda.

Resonator Institute (1010 N. University) hosts a closing exhibition for the solo show of Garrett Young called Temperance. Young — inspired by comics and narrative-based works — showcases a wide array of media in this solo exhibition. 

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 have live music and the return of Strawberry Custard.

Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) will host their 9th annual "Art Rock.” Returning from their annual trek to the Gem & Mineral shows out west, they will showcase the beauties that only Mother Nature can create. They’ll also be featuring "Violins and Valentine's" not to mention a few heart shaped rocks. They invite you to join special musical guest Norman Classic Strings playing "Romantic Violin Duets" from 7 - 9 during Art Walk. And if you missed it, there's still a chance to catch the current installation of the Norman North Art Club continuing through the February Art Walk.

The Social Club (209 E. Main) will be hosting their Community Heart Installation from 6 through 10 p.m. In a time where we are all overstimulated (with social media, images, and just life in general) they wanted to encourage people to take a moment to slow down and appreciate the people around them, the people that make all the craziness work it.  

STASH (412 E. Main) hosts Flower Power Market featuring new and favorite vendors selling hand-crafted and vintage items. Come hungry; Midway Deli, Holey Rollers and Crepes & Tater Cakes return to EDO for our February Art Walk. The Brewhouse will serve their original craft beers. The featured artist, Isaac Diaz, aims to bring awareness and appreciation for all indigenous peoples across the Americas. Be sure to swing by the 400 East block of Main Street for makers, food, art and fun! 6-9:30 pm.

Studio Ink (220 E. Main) is featuring Kody Haskins this month for an eclectic Art Walk at Studio Ink! They will have live drawings by 3 local artists and performances by all your favorite resident rap musicians!

Whispering Willows Art Gallery (226 E. Main) will have exhibits by Bill Boettcher, sculptor; Ashley Andexler, photographer; and Irmgard Geul, abstract artist.

 

Sarah Warmker at Gray Owl Coffee

Sarah Warmker at Gray Owl Coffee

Garrett Young at Resonator

Garrett Young at Resonator

Haze Diedrich at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Haze Diedrich at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Isaac Diaz at STASH

Isaac Diaz at STASH

CONCERTS FOR FEBRUARY 9, 2018

Kyle Reid at Opolis

Kyle Reid at Opolis

Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival present the 2nd Friday Concert Series each month at Opolis (113 N. Crawford). This month includes a performance by Norman favorite Kyle Reid, Katie Williams and Abbigale Dawn. The concert is free and all-ages. 

Bison Witches (211 E. Main) hosts a performance from the one and only Hosty at 7 p.m. 

The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) will be hosting John Bomboy at 9 p.m. Shows will be non-smoking during art walk. 

Puebla Tacos y Tequileria (305 E. Main) will have the fabulous music and performance of Norman’s own Caleb McGee at 9 pm.  Join us for great food and drinks!

Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will have Camille Harp will playing from 8 to 10 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.