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 MAY 11, 2018

FOWLER HONDA BIKE VALET:

Ride to 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk on your bike and park it in front of MAINSITE Contemporary Art (122 E. Main) at Fowler Honda's Bike Valet and you'll receive a free drink ticket to McNellie's Abner Ale House to enjoy in the midst of your art walk fun!

GALLERIES, SHOPS, STUDIOS & MORE:

A Small Vintage Affair (219 W. Main) will have Ophelia Lamplighter taking pet photos! Looking for a few photos for your pet? Stop by & see the photo studio set up at the back of the store! If you have a photo taken, they will call you after a quick edit & you can see if your photos!  They also do photos out of the studio if you have a special place you have in mind!  They’ll be open until 9 p.m.  

Anti Gravity Dance & Fitness (102 S. Crawford) will be having local artist Tiffany Sizemore display her work inside, and weather permitting they will be having outdoor aerial performances on silks and lyra. Treats and drinks will be served!

Artifactory (313 E. Main) will be open celebrating May Art Walk!

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) will be showing work from artist Annie Terrill, an artist with a broad portfolio encompassing many elements and styles, including paintings and mixed media.  

D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) is hosting artist Sandra Ryden, along time Norman resident and a psychotherapist by profession. Her love of drawing began before elementary school and it was at the Firehouse Art Station that she at long last began painting with her mentor, Carol Armstrong in 2007. Her 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 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 guest musician.

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) will host the opening reception for the exhibit of Jeff Tabor:Recent Paintingsfrom 6 to 9 p.m. This exhibit will continue through July 1, 2018.  There will be live music in the portico with The Norman Jazz Collective featuring Collin Ferrell, Jonathan Curtis, Collin Spriggs and Andrew Richardson playing a variety of jazz standards, ballads, Latin, and contemporary jazz.  

Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) will feature up and coming artist, photographer Daniela Kratchounova! Come see her beautiful and innovative photographs. They will be open and showcase the artwork of 11 local artists whose work includes photography, glass art, jewelry, paintings, fiber art, wood and stone carvings, and metal sculpting. Come visit UP stairs above Syrup!

Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) will be showing the photographs of Taelor Paige. Paige’s work shows the detail and expanse of Alaska in landscape and flowers. Many of the pieces highlight the foreground in an image that shows depth, drawing the viewer in, as though they are now a part of the scene itself.  There will also be a small showing by watercolor artist Roshni Robert. These images will also focus on landscape of the Pacific Northwest and the abstraction of weather. Both artists present these views of their respective homes through the tender approach that homesickness lends. Melancholy is underlying in these renderings of natural beauty and great care is taken to remember each place and notice each blooming flower. 

Greenlove Wellness Center (112 W. Main) will feature the work of Oklahoma City artist and musician Justin Hogan as a part of their grand opening celebration taking place from 5 to 9 p.m. that day. 

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) is open with the closing reception for the OU MFA Thesis Exhibition, featuring filmmaker Mark Scott, sculptor Danielle Weigandt and multimedia artist AnnaVittoria Conner. 

Pinot’s Palette (228 E. Main) will have an 80’s themed Black Light paint party featuring a painting that one of their own artists, Jon, created. They are offering 30% off for Art Walk when guests use code MayArtWalk at checkout! Click here to register.

Rusty’s Custard Factory (301 E. Main) will have a meet the artist poetry book release and reading from Bethany Grissom and live music from Avery Langworthy. 

The Social Club (209 E. Main) will have artist, Ruth Loveland, an artist living in Norman, OK.  She has exhibited work in Chicago, New Orleans, Kansas City, and Oklahoma. Her current work consists of mixed media two dimensional work, but her background is in oil painting, conceptual drawing, writing and collecting projects. She is very interested in Mycology and all things mushroom, including growing, foraging, eating, and learning more about the fungal kingdom. Prairie Bloom Body Care will host a pop-up shop in store, and The Social Club will also serve drinks and treats like usual.

The Space (317 E. Main) opens for their Maker's Market @ The Space showcasing a curated selection of local makers and artists. Not only will they have some of the best local makers popping up, they are excited to be hosting the electic creations of local artist Jera Winters Also, the amazing ladies of Norman-based profMagazine will also be joining in the fun to meet and greet Normanites. Grab their first print edition while you can!

STASH (412 E. Main) hosts its Flower Power Market featuring new and favorite vendors selling hand-crafted and vintage items. Come hungry! The Loaded Bowl, Holey Rollers and Crepes & Tater Cakes return to EDO. The Brewhouse will serve their original craft beers. Their featured artist is Jamie Stevens, a self-taught oil painter living in Norman. Tequila Songbirds, known for their high-energy folk performances and melodic songwriting, will perform at STASH during the May Flower Power Market. Be sure to swing by for makers, food, art and fun 6 to 9:30 p.m.!

Studio Ink (220 E. Main) will feature Jess Stone in May. She will have her paintings, as well as, hand made jewelry! Missy Fowler will also be there with her hand spun yarn and cute creatures. Refreshments will be served!

Urban Alley is finally gearing back up with a giant mural by Coleen Sovick! So be sure to check out her work too!

Whispering Willows Art Gallery (226 E. Main) will feature secrets of successful art revealed as you watch gallery artists painting from 6 to 8 p.m. Be a winner! $1.00 a ticket for a chance to win "Three Wolves," a limited edition, matted, print ready to frame by Peggy D. Farris, a value of $595.00. Free drawing for two small original, 6 X 6 paintings by Peggy D. Farris. Drawings at 9:00 p.m. Refreshments will be on hand, and the gallery will remain open from 6 to 10 p.m.

FOOD TRUCKS:

The Healthy Hippo, I Don’t Know & I Don’t Care, Dircks Consessions, Blue J’s Dessert Truck, Murphy’s Cook Shack, The Meating Place, That Pie Place, Snow Smore, Yum Pig, & Yum Yum Bites are scheduled to appear at this month’s 2nd Friday Food Truck Park, located on Main & Jones, just east of The Depot. 

TOLY Food Truck Park (227 W. Main) is Norman’s first dedicated food truck park and will feature a variety of eateries during the 2ndFriday Norman Art Walk. 

 

 Ruth Loveland at The Social Club

Ruth Loveland at The Social Club

 Flower Power Market at STASH

Flower Power Market at STASH

 AnnaVittoria Conner at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

AnnaVittoria Conner at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

 Sandra Ryden at D.M. Wealth Management

Sandra Ryden at D.M. Wealth Management

CONCERTS FOR MAY 11, 2018

 The New Tribe at Opolis

The New Tribe 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 longtime Norman favorite The New Tribe, fresh from an appearance at Norman Music Festival.  The concert is free, all-ages and starts at 9 p.m. 

The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) will be hosting Dylan Stewart and Mike McClure. Show will start at 7 p.m. and is free/non-smoking.

Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) will feature hip-hop act WeRDoZe followed by a DJ set!

Red Brick Bar (311 E. Main) will host singer-songwriter Tania Warnock from Enid, bringing some Red Dirt, folk, Americana music! Karaoke follows at 10 p.m.

Puebla Tacos y Tequileria (305 E. Main) will host 2018 Jazz In June Jam Sessions! The Lucky Losers, a blues jam band & a male/female duet fronted band from San Francisco, will perform from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Veteran blues vocalists Cathy Lemons and Phil Berkowitz deliver a soulful '60's retro sound on their third CD, Blind Spot, coming May 18 on Dirty Cat Records.

Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will have Kyle Reid 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.