2nd Friday Norman Art Walk Returns Friday, May 10, 2019!
Lineup of events coming soon!
EVENT LISTING FOR APRIL 12, 2019
GALLERIES, SHOPS, STUDIOS & MORE:
Artful Inlets (along Main Street) will see five local artists transforming street drains into artwork! Derrick Adams, Jazmin Crawford, Laura Nelson, Ginna Dowling and Rachel Stout will begin installing their works that day, and art walk patrons will be able to watch the artists in action as they create artworks that will educate and raise awareness that pollutants that go down storm drains have a devastating impact on our local water quality!
A Small Vintage Affair (106 E. Main) will be open with snacks on hand and several vendors set up with special merchandise.
Artifactory (313 E. Main) will be open with some exciting things for Spring!
Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) will have a celebratory ten year anniversary special, in-store festivities event. Helen Grant will be featured with her natural affinity for surrealism, magic realism, and anyone making work that plays with perspective, reality, branching paths, reflections, self deception, the subconscious, and hidden worlds. She’s an artist who thinks of 2-D media, 3-D media, new media, and performance art as mediums that can be blended in complementary ways to serve a narrative. She appreciates the collage of form. It’s unusual. It’s artistic. It encourages creativity. It’s not a story you’re going to forget very easily, because it’s challenged you and shown you another way to “read.” Her work at Bigfoot Creative for the month of April will blend elements of installation, photography, and printmaking.
The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) will host Caleb McGee followed by Raina Cobb. The show is free and venue is non-smoking for the evening.
The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) will host a second reception for the Melrose Sessions, a collaboration between Douglas Shaw Elder and Skip Hill, from 6 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Walk. The collaboration which resulted in the “Melrose Sessions” was conceived in 2018, when the two artists were convening regularly in Elder’s studio on Melrose Street in dedicated sessions to discuss art, life, and the world we live in. The two began to merge Elder’s sculptural woodcarvings and Hill’s colorful drawings, fusing their individual styles to create complementary pieces, resulting in the works in this exhibit.
Gabriel Bird, DDS (227 W. Main) will host their Grand Opening at 4 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Norman Chamber of Commerce! They will be open until 9 p.m. so stop by and check out the new building!
Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) will be showing the work of Alan Hatcher. He describes his current body of work this way: “A painted series of geometric patterns inspired by: The diligence of a 3D printer. Using drum sequencers to layer different time signatures. Choosing a lineup of colors like you're casting a movie. Repeating a pattern enough times to see a second pattern emerge. Making a decision knowing you'll have to repeat it.”
GreenLove Compassionate Care and Wellness Center (112 W. Main) will host Tyson Meade’s (Chainsaw Kittens) multi media art extravaganza for the last time before he brings in GreenLove’s next featured artist of 2019. Make sure to swing by for a chance to meet the master and check out some of his work. The GreenLove house band will be performing throughout the evening. Stop in for a chance to catch any or all of your favorite budtenders serenading patients, customers, and passers by alike.
MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) opens with the always exciting OU MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring work from 2019 MFA candidates Kylie Anderson, Mayumi Kiefer, Camila Labarca Linaweaver, Stephanie O’Donnell and Sean Mueller. The opening reception runs from 6 to 10 p.m. and exhibit runs through late April.
Michelangelo’s (207 E. Main) will have The Dead & Steady – an early ’70s rock-style band.
Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival present the 2nd Friday Concert Series each month at Opolis (113 N. Crawford). This month features exciting new indie rock talent Mad Honey, Gloom Cruise and Brooding starting at 9 p.m. The concert is free and all-ages.
Resonator (325 E. Main) hosts Sentimental Lady, an art and music event featuring artwork by Melissa Jacobs and performances by Bee’s Booty Jams, Maura McAndrew, Penninsula, Verbose, Brother Gruesome, Lacey Elaine, Lust, Tim Buchanan, Blake Burgess, Don Data and Pigments.
Robinson’s Repurposed (114 S. Porter) will be joining in on the festivities with a variety of eclectic and super cool art works.
Roots Salon (104 S. Porter) comes alive on the street corner! There’s a drag show from The Kings and Queens of Main, live music from LEZ JAAAM and Kite Flying Robot, bar by Scratch and a variety of local makers, artists and vendors, including featured artist Lauren Reed.
Rusty’s Custard Factory (301 E. Main) will have 405 Brewing Co. will be here offering Beer Floats, along with some live, local music.
Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) will have The Ladies at Play during the Norman 2nd Friday Art Walk from 7 to 9 p.m. They are a genre-bending outfit, playing their own spicy and cosmic original tunes, inspired by folk music traditions from around the world.
Sea Shanty Scuba & Swim (116A E. Main) will be hosting the band Lost Cosmos!
Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will have Marco Tello from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
The Social Club (209 E. Main) will serve free treats and hosting 405 Brewery slinging beer during Art Walk! Their featured artist for the month is Allison Dunham with her installation of pressed florals. "My love of gardening and flowers led me to begin pressing. Being a former frame shop owner led me to framing my treasures. Many of my pressings are sweet reminders of special people & places. And, they are my way of sharing and preserving nature’s beauty."
STASH (412 E. Main) hosts our ever-popular Flower Power Market featuring new and favorite vendors selling hand-crafted and vintage items. They hope you can join them for their monthly Flower Power Market. STASH hosts their pop-up shopping party with art, handmade products all ready for purchase. As part of Norman's 2nd Friday Art Walk, STASH hosts their Flower Power Market from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Families, friends, and kids of all-ages are invited to share in this popular event which features food trucks Smoke N’ Oak Pizza, Midway Deli and HOLEY ROLLERS, The Brewhouse serving fresh craft beers (including their signature IPA, amber, and wheat varieties)and a backdrop of live music as well as a celebration of all things local.
Studio Ink (220 E. Main) is hosting @creepyculture. Sam is a local artist who loves all things weird.
TOLY Food Truck Park (223 W. Main) invites you to start your Art Walk early at TOLY Park with Pops Pockets' famous Indian tacos, fried chicken Sandwiches, fried bologna sandwiches and so much more! They will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. with cold beer, delicious cocktails, water and sodas and music for all to enjoy! Able, a community based organization who supports people with special needs to live meaningful lives, will also be onsite. Come out and enjoy an evening of fun at TOLY Park!
Whispering Willows Art Gallery (226 E. Main) will feature Timothy Navaquaya's loose, vibrant style of Indian art. Enoch Kelly Haney — creater of the "Guardian" bronze statue is on the dome of the State Capitol building — has paintings and sculptures in the gallery. Kevin Stark paints all media including representational paintings that "pop" with color. Gayla Hollis paints whimsical buffalo with a flare. Irmgard Geul, paints non-objective and collages of all sizes. Kathy Shumate's paintings using alcohol ink on glass and other slick surfaces are vibrant and exciting. Robert Rapp, has unique pottery. Peggy D. Farris, owner, artist painted a collection of Representational and Surrealistic oil paintings.
The Winston (110 W. Main) will have folk musician Cutter Elliott on the patio from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.!