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 AUGUST 10, 2018

GALLERIES, SHOPS, STUDIOS & MORE:

The 110 Gallery @ Providence Road (110 S. Crawford) will be featuring the works of local photographer Ashley Andexler. The Gallery will also have music and refreshments available for visitors to enjoy.

A Small Vintage Affair (219 W. Main) will be open. Look for them to be hosting outdoor events!

Artifactory (313 E. Main) will be open!  Summer is here, and you will definitely want to stop by for special treats!

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) will host artist Clarissa Wringler for August. We will also have a student led group in front of our store called Register OK, and they aim to help register people to vote in Cleveland County. 

Bison Witches (211 E. Main) will feature a performance from singer-songwriter Rylee Renee, starting at 7 p.m.

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) will feature “A Burst of Color,” an exhibit of Tim Kenney's paintings, continuing in the Depot Gallery through September 1.  They will also feature music by the popular jazz group Miss Brown to You, with Louise Goldberg and Mary Reynolds.  The reception is from 6 to 9 pm, with music beginning at 7 pm.

D. M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) is hosting artist Annie Terrell, Annie began drawing at an early age and her favorite gift as a child was a coloring book and a box of crayons.  She lusted after a box of 64.  So many colors.  She doesn’t always know what she is going to paint & oftentimes what she plans becomes something else.  “The brush and the canvas communicate.  I am the tool.”  As always, Frank Lawrence is their guest musician.

Earth Rebirth will be tabling and promoting the wild and scenic film festival! Tickets can be purchased at STASH or at the Earth Rebirth table nearby. 

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

Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) will have a new photographer and new art including paintings, sculptures, jewelry, glass, photography, and fiber art. Come get out of the heat Come on UP to Gallery 123!

Gray Street is unveiled! Are you looking to soak up the Art Walk Experience with your family? Gray Street will host a curated collection of NEW discoveries your family will love! “Chops on Gray” features brilliant drummers from across the metro with kits lining the 200 block.  The drummers will be chopping out jams from 7 to 9 p.m. in Solfeggio Tones — special frequencies that will light you up! Please check out things happening at The Loop, Gray Owl Coffee, and Manchester Chiropractic!

Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) is showing Josh Maxey’s unique structural art until the end of August, along with natural and organic in-house bakery selections and traditional beverage options.  Chill and check out the family friendly board games shelf and living room style seating.

GreenLove Compassionate Care and Wellness Center (112 W. Main) will have musician/singer/songwriter David Bruster performing from 6-9 and will host an exhibit of Justin Hogan’s art.

Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) will host Stafre and the Hitones.

KMH Studio (123 E. Main) will be open until 9 p.m. or later. Kody Montana Haskins has been gearing up for the upcoming Izumicon and has a slew of new anime fan art! Prints of these pieces make great back-to-school gifts, with BOGO 1/2 on all prints that are featured on the print wall. They also have treats, beverages, and air conditioning to share!

The Loop (225 E. Gray) offers come-and-go explorations like group guitar and drumming, crafting, and unique art activities for all ages.  Learn active listening and communication skills in the “Empathy Tent”. Photographer Richard Jazzar debuts his ethereal collection Sojourns. Kids and families will love the air hockey, Lego collection, and baby room. Activities cost $9 per child with a $3 sibling discount. Parents are also welcome to explore Art Walk while their kiddos have fun at The Loop.

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) opens up with a new exhibition, featuring works from Norman artists Debby Kaspari and Don Holladay. An illustrator and painter, Kaspari’s plein air pieces were created — in part — thanks to the O. Gail Poole Memorial Travel Fund and include scenes from across the Midwest all the way up to Maine and down the coast. Holladay is a printmaker and mixed media artist whose new works are his most experimental to date. Christopher Mackie will have sculptural pieces on display in MAINSITE’s Library Gallery.  

Manchester Chiropractic (231 E. Gray) highlights therapists with chair massages and free health checks for families. 

The Mercury Event Center (426 E. Main) will be hosting four local artists, food trucks and a band as part of a public Big Brother, Big Sister Organization Art Walk event.

Oil & Clay Studio (410 E. Main) will host Norman artist Dustin Caballero of Rubiel Studios!  He will be painting a mural live behind Oil & Clay Studio, in EDO Alley (East Downtown). The mural will be inspired by one of his recent completed works. After a month of teen mural courses, Oil & Clay Studio will be celebrating new public art for the community, by the community! Come join us!

Opolis (113 N. Crawford) hosts the 2nd Friday Concert Series, presented by Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival each month. This rendition features the genre defying stylings of Local Man Ruins Everything, along with indie upstart Mt. Terror and post-punk outfit The Lost End. The show is free and all-ages. Doors open at 6 p.m. for food and drink, and the show will begin around 9 p.m. 

Resonator Institute (325 E. Main) opens with a new exhibit at 6 p.m.! Join them downtown during the August 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk for Keyhole Nebula: A Solo Exhibition by Derrick Adams! Feast your eyes on some ooey gooey inkings and milky smooth paintings! Groove to a live DJ set by Baby Cheeto!

Rusty’s Custard Factory (301 E. Main) will have Hanna Butler playing from 7-9 in the shop!

Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) will host music and art by recent Norman North graduates Asha Chidambaram and Dani Lamothe from 6:30 - 9:30 pm for the August Norman 2nd Friday Art Walk.   Asha will perform classical and modern works on Viola while Dani will perform classical as well as improv and original works on Piano. Both will be performing Disney duos throughout the evening.  Their visual art features surrealist Acrylic works by Asha Chidambaram and Portraits as well as Zentangle inspired works by Dani Lamothe.

Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will be celebrating their 7th anniversary weekend! Can you believe it? Gregg Standridge is playing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Shevaun Williams & Associates Photography (221 E. Main) will have an exhibit and special treats in support of Merleyn Bell for office.  Please stop by!   

The Social Club (209 E. Main) will have cocktails and treats and art by Sheree Greider!  A native Oklahoman, Sheree travels extensively between Oklahoma and North Carolina recording in paint the world around her. Those impressions are captured in oils and acrylics with a bold and sensitive palette. With no formal training, Sheree paints in an impressionistic style, most often with a palette knife drawing inspiration from her deep love for God, nature and the people of everyday life. Sheree has had a lifelong passion for art but only became a full time artist in 2016. Collectors have begun to take notice as her paintings are finding their way into private collections throughout the US and abroad.

The Space (317 E. Main) opens for their "Maker's Market @ The Space," showcasing a curated selection of local makers and artists each 2nd Friday. In August, not only will they have some of the best local makers popping up, they are excited to be hosting local photographer, Angela Deen.  Angela Deen was born and raised in Norman, OK. She loves capturing the haunting sadness and beauty of dilapidated structures in Oklahoma ghost towns. It is within these vanishing towns that she feels most connected with herself.

STASH (412 E. Main) hosts a summer fun festival — EDO Block Party! A special blend of experiential art, a live mural painting, and a lighting ceremony for a new art instillation to Norman during 2nd Friday Art Walk. Attendees are invited to enjoy a drum circle with the legendary Jahruba Lambeth, live sketch portraits, back yard games and a live mural painting by Dustin Caballero in the EDO Alley. Artist Rachel Stout will draw “organic portraits” for interested festivalgoers. The experience aims to be fun and mind opening for both the artist and the subject. Locals can enjoy snow cones, food trucks and music throughout the evening. Come hungry; The Loaded Bowl. The Brewhouse will serve their cold original craft beers. Textile artist, Alejandro Vaca, hailing from Quito, Ecuador, uses American and Japanese indigo pigments to dye natural fiber papers like cotton, linen, bamboo. His opening reception will be during the event, and will continue through Thursday, Sept. 13th. Be sure to stop by for food, community art and fun from 6-9:30 pm!

Studio Ink (220 E. Main) will host Sam Douglas and his daughter, Rowyn, sharing the main gallery this month! You might recognize his work from Urban Alley! Come say hi, enjoy refreshments, and show some local artists a little love!

Whispering Willows Art Gallery (226 E. Main) will have live music, refreshments, and a book signing. Petro: The Addiction Chronicles. Sour Rockby author and artist Mongo Allen. Their featured artists this month are Irmgard Geul and Cheri Wollenberg. The gallery artists showing are Kevin Stark, Gayla Hollis, Kathy Shumate, Pen Brady, and Peggy D. Farris.

 

FOOD TRUCKS:

Murphy’s Cook Schack, The Healthy Hippo, Phil Me Up Cheesesteaks, I Don’t Know & I Don’t Care, That Pie Place, Pop’s Pockets, Smoke and Oak, Grumpy’s, and Sugar Shack Sweets & Treats will all be at the 2nd Friday Food Truck Park located near The Depot (200 S. Jones) on the corner of Main and Jones. 

TOLY Food Truck Park (223 W. Main) invites you to join them for a selection of food trucks serving up delicious food with lawn games and more for the whole family (and pups, too) to enjoy!

 

 Derrick Adams at Resonator Institute

Derrick Adams at Resonator Institute

 Debby Kaspari at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Debby Kaspari at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

 Sheree Greider at The Social Club

Sheree Greider at The Social Club

 Rachel Stout at STASH

Rachel Stout at STASH

LIVE MUSIC ON AUGUST 10, 2018

 Stafre & The Hitones at Guestroom Records

Stafre & The Hitones at Guestroom Records

Local Man Ruins Everything (experimental/jazz/metal): 9 p.m. at Opolis (113 N. Crawford)

Miss Brown For You (jazz): 7 p.m. at The Depot (200 S. Jones)

Frank Lawrence (folk): 6 p.m. at D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main)

Stafre & The Hitones (experimental/hip-hop): 7 p.m. at Guestroom Records (125 E. Main)

Gregg Standridge (folk): 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Sergio's Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray)

Jahruba (African drums/reggae): 6 p.m. at STASH (412 E. Main)

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.