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 NOVEMBER 10, 2017

Anti Gravity Dance & Fitness (102 S. Crawford) will be doing outdoor performances, weather permitting, as well as showing art by local artists inside. The Whip Bakery will be providing treats and they will be serving drinks!

Artifactory (313 E. Main) wants you to come out and get your holiday groove on! Not only will Austin be providing the awesome tunes, you will want to check out all of our new merchandise as the holidays begin to ramp up. We also will have featured photographers Melissa and Keri, selling some of their amazing works of art. Lastly, we will have G&L Stitches in house creating custom Christmas stockings right on the spot. Definitely a night you don’t want to miss!  

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) is having a staff show & live painting for November, along with featured artist: Rebecca Curtis.  They'll have $5.00 Art Walk shirts available until 9:30 p.m.

The Crucible (110 E. Tonhawa St.) is “WILD” this month!  They are very excited to be hosting a fund raising event for Wild Care in Noble.  Wild Care is a non-profit organization comprised of dedicated, caring people that work to rescue, rehabilitate, and release ill or injured wildlife. Donations will give guests an opportunity to participate in drawings for artwork donated by local artists for the event. Come by and see what Wild Care is all about and support the wild side of Oklahoma! They are pleased and proud to offer tastings from Success Vodka and Prairie Artesian Ales for the evening.

D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) will host artist Linda Hiller. Linda is an Oklahoma City native and has been painting and etching for more years than she can — or wants — to count. She has studied with the best through the years, eventually turning to teaching others what she had learned. She is currently showing at the 50 Penn Place Art Gallery, Oklahoma City, and teaching all forms of 2D art media at the MAPS 3 Well & Fitness Center, also in Oklahoma City. They will also have musical guest Frank Lawrence.

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) celebrates the holiday season with their annual exhibit of "small works" created by outstanding local and regional artists. A November 10 reception from 6 to 9 p.m. will honor Small Works VII artists Carol Beesley, Jim Cobb, Don Holladay, Brad Price, Connie Seabourn, Cletus Smith, Sue Moss Sullivan and Corazon Watkins.

Downtown Art and Frame (115 S. Santa Fe) will be hosting local artist Bill Boettcher, with his pen & ink, charcoal, and graphite drawings, as well as digital prints. Refreshments will be served and be ready for some fun schmoozing.

Earth Rebirth (325 E Comanche) will have live music, a membership drive to support gardens, games and concessions!

Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) will have a variety of beautiful hand made, unique gifts for all the special people in in your life! Start your holiday shopping! We will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. for the 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk. Come UP and visit with us!

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) plays host to the second part of the Cultural Connections art exchange with Clermont-Ferrand, France. Cecile Gambini, Hervé Bréheir and Anne-Marie Rognon will showcase works developed onsite, inspired by both their hometown and experiences in their American sister city of Norman, along with works from other past participating Cultural Connections artists. 

OU Fine Arts Library (500 W. Boyd) will start off your 2nd Art Friday with live music, food, and art at 5:30 p.m. The library will be hosting an opening reception for contemporary Oklahoma artists Tim Tate Nevaquaya, Alicia Marie Clark, and O. Gail Poole. The event will be accompanied with music by Mackenzie Fox, an Oklahoma singer songwriter. Food and drink will be served!

Resonator Institute (1010 N. University) is hosting Quiz Show, an exhibition featuring new works by artist Melissa Jacobs, starting at 8 p.m. Urban Ponytail, Kina Bazarbashi and The Lamps will all perform throughout the evening!

Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) will host a Winter Arts Festival (with a special sneak peek evening with the artists on Thursday, November 9 with light jazz from musical guests Wes McMichael and friend), continuing November 10 for the 2nd Friday Art Walk with musical duo Arabesque from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. both nights. You can meet mosaic artist Arisha Burlingame, fiber artist Missy Fowler, Chinese brushwork artist Beverly Herndon, crystal mala & jewelry artisan Mahina Tara Kaur, dreamcatcher guru Sandie Sue, fine art mixed media and acrylic artist Medeia Starfire, and more. Arabesque's Steve Vanlandingham will be signing copies of his new release Good Night, Trilobite at various intervals during the Art Walk.

The Silk Road Weaving Studio (123 E. Main, Studio #3, above Syrup) will have weaving demonstrations, classes and handwoven items for sale 6 to 9 p.m.

The Social Club (209 E. Main) will host the Oil & Clay Studio, a working art studio and school located in historic downtown Norman. Offering after school art classes, art parties, private lessons and more, Oil & Clay is a safe space to explore and express your creative side. This selection of artwork was created by some of our wonderful painting & drawing kiddos. They'll have cookies and a cocktail as usual.

STASH (412 E. Main) hosts its last 2nd Friday Maker's Market of the year with a great selection of local artists and designers with goods geared for holiday shopping. Their monthly artist, de Melo, features an assortment of ceramic wares created in OKC. Using her mother's Colombian-Portuguese family name — de Melo — the artist seeks to share the richness of her cultural heritage with others. Through this first-of-its-kind collection of wall planters and vessels, plants become a living part of these works of art that bring life and color into the home. Influenced by numerous cultural sources, the work draws inspiration from architecture seen in southern Portugal as well as from traditional, handmade "casitas" found on the walls of Colombian homes and from the abundant, plush vegetation found there as well. Each piece is a functional work of art- one that can evolve as the plants within change over time or can simply stand alone as an art piece on the wall. You will also find unique goods, food trucks, music, quality drinks, and more for November's Art Walk at STASH. 

Studio Ink (220 E. Main) hosts in-house artist, Jimmy Nation! Join them for refreshments, live entertainment, and a chance to win a $100 gift card!! Plus you'll have a final opportunity to win a live soul painting from Buzzfeed artist Tammy Conover!

Jimmy Nation at Studio Ink

Jimmy Nation at Studio Ink

Melissa Jacobs at Resonator

Melissa Jacobs at Resonator

Cecile Gambini at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Cecile Gambini at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Keri at Artifactory

Keri at Artifactory

CONCERTS FOR NOVEMBER 10, 2017

Peelander-Z at Opolis

Peelander-Z at Opolis

Opolis (113 N. Crawford) will host a concert from Japanese punk band — and NMF alums — Peelander-Z with a dance party from Ryan Drake throughout the evening, starting at 9 p.m. The show is free and made possible by Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival! 

The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) will be hosting Stephen Baker from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by Lazy Rooster Rhythem Co. until midnight. It's free and open to the public! 

Bison Witches (211 E. Main) hosts Kierston White and Eliza Bee at 7 p.m., followed by The Dresdon Bombers at 10 p.m. 

Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) will feature Norman bands Bad Athlete and Laine, starting shortly after 7 p.m. 

Michelangelo’s (207 E. Main) will have Heartbreak Rodeo playing their 100th show together that night! Come join the celebration!

Red Brick Bar (311 E. Main) will host Jesse Alan, a singer/songwriter from OKC. Jesse will be filling the Red Brick Bar with some great country music to sing along with or kick up your heels and dance!! KARAOKE will begin at 10pm.

Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will have Gregg Standridge from 8 to 10pm.

The Sooner Theatre (101 E. Main) will have country artist Stoney Larue in concert at 8 pm.  Tickets are on sale at soonertheatre.org.

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.