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 JUNE 14, 2019

GALLERIES, SHOPS, STUDIOS & MORE:

2nd Friday Art Walk Vendors include Kiss My Glass, Melynda Phillips, Michael Isbill, Bee Delightful, Two Unravelled Chicks & a Llama, Joseph Willis IV, Norman Creativity Camp, Marco Soler and Jo Noble.

2nd Friday Art Walk Street Performers include Crooked Vinyl, Hannah Butler, Joshua Koenig and Heather O’Malley!

A Small Vintage Affair (106 E. Main) will be open with several vendors set up with special merchandise and handmade products!

Artifactory (313 E. Main) will be open for Artwalk Friday with bells on! Come out and check out their new studio space, and all the exciting changes taking place!  

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) will host artist Ashley Morrison, which is her first exhibit and she cannot wait to share what she’s been working on!  She considers herself an aspiring creative who loves all things non-linear and loves the juxtaposition of odd pairings in art and music, and aim to incite others to be just as experimental.  Her favorite mediums are currently thread and cloth. Stop by and check it out!

Bill & Juanita Williams (upstairs, 122 E. Main) will be open during Art Walk with new work. They will feature Bill’s Chihuahua Coffee Table Book discounted to $40. A large Chihuahua colorful poster will be given with the purchase of each book. This book has won the Best Award at the International World Competition in California. 

Central Oklahoma Dance Academy (323 E. Main, inside of Fusion Yoga & Fitness) will be celebrating their grand opening with a meet and greet! Come in and learn more about the company and its mission, meet the founders, and sign up for classes!  Refreshments will be offered.  Please bring the whole family and stop by and say hello!

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) will host a closing reception for the Knotty Women, Twisted Sisters exhibit and will be held in conjunction with Art Walk. Live Music will be provided by Miss Brown to You from 7 to 9 p.m. Knotty Women, Twisted Sisters” continues in the Depot Gallery through June 30. Admission is always free. 

D. M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) will host artist Sandra Ryden for the month of June. She is a long time Norman resident and a Psychotherapist by profession. Her love of drawing began before elementary school. Sandra's primary medium is watercolor but oil painting also remains a strong interest. She is inspired both by traveling in this country and abroad, as well as by her love of gardening. Subjects of painting include landscapes, botanicals, still life and natural elements with a bit of whimsy. As always, Frank Lawrence is their musical guest.

Fusion Fitness & Yoga (323 E. Main) will feature Marjan and Mystical Hips Dance Troupe who will be performing two mini bellydance. Marjan and Mystical Hips from Fusion Fitness and Yoga have partnered with R&J Complete Auto Care to bring attendees a free bellydance show at 7:30 p.m. at the Auto Care parking lot (corner of Main and Porter, next door to Fusion Fitness & Yoga).

Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) will feature Brooke Madden Jones as their guest artist. The Gallery has artwork including paintings, jewelry, felt work, sculptures, glass, photography, and whimsical sculptures. Come see the beautiful work and visit Gallery 123. They are located above Syrup.

Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) will be continuing a show of collected poetry. This body of work deals will personal, relational and physical relationships with many views of life and living as seen through the eye of the various poets. Especially represented is the female experience. This is a group show including artists Bailey Hoffner, Samantha Crain, Gretchen Duggan and more! 

GreenLove Compassionate Care and Wellness Center (112 W. Main) is proud to host the art of Aaron Frisby presented by Tyson Meade. June will be the last month to check out his work before Tyson brings in GreenLove’s next featured artist of 2019. Micah of instrumental/progressive band KOA will be performing on GreenLove’s front porch for patients and passersby from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by Stafre and the Hitones from 7 to 9 p.m. Swing by, say hi, and enjoy an evening of visual and auditory wonderment at GreenLove.

Main Street Event Center (300 E. Main) hosts a Jazz Jam with Jay Wilkinson from 7 to 9 p.m., presented by Jazz in June. Wilkinson is Coordinator of Jazz Studies at OU and has a long history as a writer, composer and performer. He has performed with artists like Ray Charles, Mercedes Ellington, Al Jerreau, Manhattan Transfer, Byron Stripling, Chris Botti, Kristin Chenoweth, Renee Fleming, and Kelli O’Hara. Come on out and let's get this jazz party started! Is is free? You bet! Let's #FreetheJazz again for the 36th year!

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) celebrates the midway point of David Holland’s The Skies Have It exhibition and studio residency with an artist’s reception 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. 

Oil & Clay Studio (410 E. Main) will host a make-and-take block printing activity in the EDO: East Downtown lot. This is a donation based activity from 6 to 9:30 p.m. or until supplies last. Come join us! 

Opolis (113 N. Crawford) is open with a free album release party for Norman garage pop trio Poolboy, joined by OKC outfit Net and synth pop act Lust. The show is all-ages. Doors open at 6 p.m. for food and drink with music beginning around 9 p.m.

Resonator Institute (325 E. Main) invites you to join them for a night of raw emotion, passionate art, and new friends! They will host a group exhibition curated by their Artist-in-Residence Tracy Jane Gregory and local artist Jenna Alyse Bryan. They are excited to feature artists based out of the Bay Area and Norman/OKC metro working in all types of media ranging from sculpture, prints and installation to video, performance and writing. 

Rusty’s Custard Factory (301 E. Main) will have some special surprises!  Stop by and check it out! 

Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) is creating a visual and auditory step back in time. From Ghost Towns to the Dust Bowl Refugees! See the Norman based musical guests the Dust Bowl Refugees as they share their Red Dirt brand of musical magic. They’ll be setting the stage for Norman Photographer Angela Deen whose favorite pastime is capturing the haunting sadness and beauty of dilapidated structures of Oklahoma ghost towns. Don't miss this Oklahoma Retrospective!

Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will host Maurice Johnson from 7 to 9 p.m. with contemporary jazz.

The Social Club (209 E. Main) will be hosting 405 Brewery and serving up a new delish "beer-tail" (beer + cocktail) and they'll be slinging free treats. Their featured artist this month is local artist, Kyndall Rainey. This should be a fun and bustlin' night! 

STASH (412 E. Main) hosts the ever-popular Flower Power Market with hand-crafted & vintage items from 6 to 9:30 p.m. This is their last market before this summer’s break. Come hungry; The Loaded Bowl, Midway Deli and Holey Rollers will join them, and their neighbors Lazy Circles Brewing will serve a variety of their fresh craft beers. Their featured artist for June is local photographer, Sarah Warmker. Her body of work is titled, “Emergent Strategy.” Warmker says “Emergent strategy is something that I have observed for years without knowing a name for it— especially in the plant world.  In searching for these patterns and connections, I am humbled by the incredible resilience of the botanical world.”

Whispering Willows Art Gallery (226 E. Main) will have a special June Artfest 2019 from June 6 through 27, and during 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk. The first annual jamboree features 14 Norman Art Guild member's art works of all genre such as watercolor, oil, acrylic, sculpture, and more. Street

David Holland at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

David Holland at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Tracy Jane Gregory at The Social Club

Tracy Jane Gregory at The Social Club

Aaron Frisby at GreenLove

Aaron Frisby at GreenLove

Kyndall Rainey at The Social Club

Kyndall Rainey at The Social Club

LIVE MUSIC ON JUNE 14, 2019

Poolboy at Opolis

Poolboy at Opolis

Poolboy (garage pop): 9 p.m. at Opolis (113 N. Crawford)

Jay Wilkinson (jazz): 7 p.m. at Main Street Event Center (300 E. Main)

Dust Bowl Refugees (roots): 6 p.m. at Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main)

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

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.