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 9, 2018

GALLERIES, SHOPS, STUDIOS & MORE:

A Small Vintage Affair (106 E. Main) will have treats and host a local artist!

Artifactory (313 E. Main) will be open!  They will be decked out for the holiday season! Everyone come check it out and enjoy our yummy refreshments!!

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) is featuring artist Adam Stewart for the November Art Walk.  He likes the intersection of accident and precision. He likes where cartoon worlds and the real world meet up and have to interact. In terms of artwork, he generally works with mixed media in two dimensions, but sees making objects and doing construction work in terms of three-dimensional art principles. Stop by and check out his work!

The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) will have JJ Wood followed by Jack Waters and The Unemployed. Show is 7 p.m. to midnight, non-smoking and free! 

Coredination Pilates (128 E. Main, Suite 201) will be open and participating in the events for the evening!

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) brings you their annual exhibit, celebrating the holiday season with an exhibit of "small works" created by outstanding local and regional artists.  They will host a reception from 6 to 9 pm, honoring the ten Small Works VIII artists: Carol Beesley, Carolyn Faseler, Steve Hicks, Debby Kaspari, Tim Kenney, Brad Price, Bert Seabourn, Connie Seabourn, Cletus Smith, and Betty Wood.  Live music will be provided by Nuclear Okra, featuring Larry Hammett and Miranda Arana.

D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) will feature photographer Ed Bolt and painter Phyllis Bolt, along with musical guest Frank Lawrence.

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

Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) invites you to come visit (above Syrup)! They are a cooperative art gallery with 12 artist with beautiful art work including paintings, jewelry, sculpture, photographs, glass works and fiber arts. 

GreenLove Compassionate Care and Wellness Center (112 W. Main) will host singer/songwriter Alexander Green, who will be setting the mood for the evening with his acoustic guitar and lucious locks. Kody Haskins’ explosive, hypnotic art will be gracing the walls and capturing imaginations all night long and through December.

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) hosts the closing reception for Touchy-Feely, a group exhibition featuring emerging artists Caitlin Albritton, Sasha Backhaus, Sara Cowan and william walker larason. Abstract artist Steve Hare has a selection of works up for view in The Library Gallery. 

Michelangelo’s (207 E. Main) will have guitarist Peter Erickson.

Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival present the 2nd Friday Concert Series each month at Opolis (113 N. Crawford). This month features the soulful stylings of ATX-bred glam rock group The Reputations — who release their sophomore record Electric Power that same night — along with garage rock trio Planet What.  The concert is free and all-ages.  

OU Fine Arts Library (500 W. Boyd) is hosting the event: new media/art history showcase from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. They will feature student projects in a variety of media including performance, video, gaming, text, and more. 

Resonator Institute (325 E. Main) will host Sketchy Pony Cart: A 7D Sculpture Show. 3D plus 4D equals 7D, which is the type of art one may expect to see at this group exhibition at Resonator, featured during Norman’s 2nd Friday Artwalk this month from 6 to 9 pm. A collective of local artists working in multi-dimensional, and new media will culminate their efforts to bring you an art experience that defies both physics and logic. 

Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) will host Mandala's & Mandolins with Norman-based mosaic artist Arisha Burlingame during the evening, along with musical guests award winning banjo player Steve Vanlandingham and John McGaha playing Mandolin and multiple other instruments.  Arisha's Mosaics are often inspired by diverse cultures, nature, textile designs, women's fashions and all things spiritual.  She states, "this journey, influenced by my international travels, allows for unlimited creativity.”  Her current focus is on the dynamic nature of mandalas.  

Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will have Camille Harp performing from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.

The Social Club (209 E. Main) will host artist Evie S. She fell in love with photography when her family embarked on an epic journey across America.  She specializes in trailblazing the art of photography with experimentation and incorporating fine arts.  

The Space (317 E. Main) is excited to host OU Student Radio as they broadcast live for a Norman Community day - stop by and drop off a donation for Toys for Tots, meet the personalities and maybe get a cookie or two! This month, they also open for their montly "Maker's Market @ The Space" showcasing a curated selection of local makers and artists.  

STASH (412 E. Main) hosts their 3rd annual holiday pop-up shopping party with art, handmade products all ready for purchase. Vendors are coming from as far as Santa Fe with their best made products of the year. Families, friends, and kids of all ages are invited to share in this popular holiday event which features food trucks and a backdrop of music as well as a celebration of all things local. Local food truck favorites Midway Deli will serve up their signature comfort sandwiches and Holey Rollers will bring sweet treats to east downtown and The Brewhouse will serve their original craft beer. STASH's featured artist for November is Sheila Brown. Brown has a talent for writing letters with an artist’s flair. “A few years back, at the urging of friends and family, I decided to move beyond artful play with letters and become a serious student and practitioner of calligraphy. Today I enjoy the freedom and delight of expressing myself through calligraphy every single day. It is one of my heart’s greatest joys to offer beauty and joy to others who choose to bring my work into their events and lives,” says Brown.

Whispering Willows Art Gallery (226 E. Main) celebrates their first anniversary! There will be free door prizes and refreshments. Their featured artists for this month is Kevin Stark (artist, musician, toy designer, and owner of Stark Gallery), Connie Seabourn, and Mongo Allen. In addition to the featured artists are Gallery artists: Pen Brady, Peggy D. Farris Owner and artist, Gayla Hollis, Imguard Guel, and Kathy Shumate. In addition, artwork by Enoch Kelley Haney, Robert Rapp, and Eric Speigel will be on exhibit.  

 Kevin Stark at Whispering Willows Art Gallery

Kevin Stark at Whispering Willows Art Gallery

 AnnaVittoria Conner at Resonator

AnnaVittoria Conner at Resonator

 Connie Seabourn at The Depot, Whispering Willows

Connie Seabourn at The Depot, Whispering Willows

 Sara Cowan at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Sara Cowan at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

LIVE MUSIC ON NOVEMBER 9, 2018

 The Reputations at Opolis

The Reputations at Opolis

The Reputations (soul/rock): 9 p.m. at Opolis (113 N. Crawford)

Planet What (garage/rock): 9 p.m. at Opolis (113 N. Crawford)

Jack Waters & The Unemployed (Americana): 7 p.m. at The Bluebonnet (321 E. Main)

Camille Harp (roots/folk): 7 p.m. at Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) 

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 in our designated vendor area, which you can read more about below:

For OUTDOOR Vendors/ARTISTS:

Join us at the new Arts Vendor Area! Located near The Depot, the closed-to-traffic Jones Street and the nearby Legacy Trail area will be available to vendors who are classified as an artist, artisan or local maker on a first-come, first-serve basis. 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.

Vendors are not permitted to setup outside of the designated vendor area.

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.