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 SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

GALLERIES, SHOPS, STUDIOS & MORE:

309 W. Main Street features the statewide art project Faces of the 47th, a mural aiming to draw attention to the educational funding crisis in Oklahoma. The installation features 47 oversized portraits of public school children from across the state with the hope of providing a visual reminder to vote pro-education. 

A Small Vintage Affair (106 E. Main) is excited to announce they are moving to their new location, east of the train tracks! They will be celebrating their Grand Re-Opening during Art Walk. Celebrate with them by enjoying snacks, drinks, and door prizes!

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) will feature artist Kathron Hadlock for the month of September. She will be live painting inside Bigfoot and will have a selection of her work on display. 

Bill & Juanita Williams (upstairs, 122 E. Main) will have new work. Bill has new American Indian oil paintings, and Juanita will have spring knitted items. Juanita does special orders for knitted and crocheted items. Stop by! Refreshments will be served.

Bison Witches (211 E. Main) hosts performances from Norman legend Hosty between 7 and 11 p.m. 

The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) will have Honey Blue from 7 to 9 p.m. pm followed by Byblos Wight Lighters. Non-smoking and free! 

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) will be an event filled evening including: a World Literature Today Launch Party for it’s Music and Literature Issue from 6 to 8 p.m.; a Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art “Ticket to Ride Pop-Up” to promote their upcoming exhibition Ticket to Ride: Artists, Designers, And Western Railways;and the opening reception for The Depot Gallery’s new exhibit, “The Garden Chronicles, Plus,” paintings by George Bogart.  It’s all free from 6 to 9 p.m., with music and refreshments to make the evening complete.

D. M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) is hosting artist Vikki McGuire. She paints canvas from as small as 4”x4” to as large as 5’x7’ and has even done wall murals. She paints in a style that she would classify as “Bold Bright and Tight.”  They will also feature 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 UP and see the wonderful art from their members at the Gallery and also the amazing art of Kirstin Garner, their up-and-coming artist through December. She has wonderful work on display as you enter the Gallery.

GreenLove Compassionate Care and Wellness Center (112 W. Main) will have musician Justin Logan and featured a NEW artist, Kody Haskins, a Normanite and up and coming artist. You won’t want to miss them!

Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) will kick off their 15th anniversary party during Art Walk! Between Friday night and Saturday, they will host 15 bands, as well as snacks and drinks and other giveaways, FREE and open to all!

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) ushers out solo exhibitions from Norman artists Don Holladay and Debby Kaspari with a closing reception. Holladay’s experimental painting and prints celebrate texture and mystery, while Kaspari’s plein air pieces capture serene waterscapes and natural beauty in pastel. Christopher Ryan Mackie has a sculptural installation in The Library Gallery, as well. 

Joseph Siano Administrative Services Building (131 S. Flood) will host the “Off The Clock” NPS Employee Art Show, which allows Norman Public Schools employees and their spouses to participate in a professional art exhibition.

Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival present the 2nd Friday Concert Series each month at Opolis (113 N. Crawford). This month features The Voice-featured Oklahoma City indie rocker Chase Kerby, along with singer-songwriter Paxton Pennington (who releases a two track single that night) and indie folk trio Cedar House. The concert is free and all-ages. 

Oil & Clay Studio (410 E. Main) will be celebrating new public art for the community, by the community! Come join us!

Resonator Institute (325 E. Main) will feature a new show, Cat Castle. It is an immersive installation for visitors to explore as well as feature video and music. It is the collective effort of artists from the Norman, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa areas. 

Robinson’s Repurposed (114 S. Porter) will be joining in on the festivities with a variety of eclectic and super cool art works.

Rusty’s Custard Factory (301 E. Main) will once again have live music inside the store from 7 to 9 p.m., along with a visual artist. 

Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) invites you to come enjoy the musical duo Chris Christos & Jahruba Lambeth during the September Art Walk. In addition, they will host  "Sweet and Sour" the visual works of Coleen Sovick & Ciara Walker, USAO artists who use color and form to express their world both sweet and sour. Ciara's work is often centered around spirituality and human nature while Coleen uses mediums and even fabric to show others the world in a new light. Their works will hang through the month of September.

Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will have Stephen Baker playing at from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The Space (317 E. Main) opens for our "Maker's Market @ The Space" showcasing a curated selection of local makers and artists.  In September, not only will they have some of the best local makers popping up, hey are so pleased to have WaterMarbling by Penny joining in the fun.  Stop by to watch as she uses paints in a tray of water to create one of a kind, beautiful scarves or, better yet, pitch in and design one of your own!

STASH (412 E. Main) will host their Flower Power Market again. After taking the summer off, new and favorite vendors will be selling hand-crafted and vintage items. Come hungry! The Loaded Bowl, Holey Rollers and Midway Deli return to EDO offering fresh delicious meals, while the Brewhouse will serve their original craft beers. Featured artist, H.B. Zimmerman, is a visually impaired custodian at O.U.Keeping the chalkboards ready for class, Barry may be the artist whose work is seen by more people in Norman. With his chalk in hand, Barry has been drawing cars in parking spots, bicycles at bike racks, and writing his “ImaginaryDogs” series of poetry at crosswalks as a street artist. They will also have Dan Louis, known for his soft acoustic and melodic songwriting, performs during at STASH during the September Flower Power Market. Be sure to swing by for makers, music, food, art and fun from 6 to 9:30 p.m.!

Whispering Willows Art Gallery (226 E. Main) is hosting the Norman Film Fest Kickoff Party and art show from 6 to 10 p.m. The gallery's featured artists and guest artists for this Art Walk are Trep Hetherington, painter, Todd Jenkins, sculpture, and Gayla Hollis, painter. The Norman Film Fest will feature a disc jockey during Art Walk & the gallery is furnishing refreshments. 

 

FOOD TRUCKS:

Murphy’s Cook Shack, The Healthy Hippo, Phil Me Up Cheesesteaks, I Don’t Know & I Don’t Care, That Pie Place, Pop’s Pockets, Smoke and Oak, Grumpy’s, and Sugar Shack Sweets & Treats are scheduled to attend!

TOLY Food Truck Park (223 W. Main) will have awesome food trucks and great music along with being family and dog friendly!  They are excited for Art Walk!

 

 Kody Haskins at GreenLove

Kody Haskins at GreenLove

 Don Holladay at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Don Holladay at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

 Vikki McGuire at D.M. Wealth Management

Vikki McGuire at D.M. Wealth Management

 H.B. Zimmerman at STASH

H.B. Zimmerman at STASH

LIVE MUSIC ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2018

 Chase Kerby at Opolis

Chase Kerby at Opolis

Chase Kerby (indie rock): 9 p.m. at Opolis (113 N. Crawford)

Paxton Pennington (indie rock): 9 p.m. at Opolis (113 N. Crawford)

Hosty (Hosty): 7-11 p.m. at Bison Witches (211 E. Main)

Kyle Reid (folk/jazz): 7 p.m. at Guestroom Records (125 E. Main)

Honey Blue (folk rock): 7-9 p.m. at The Bluebonnet (321 E. Main)

Jahruba (African drums/reggae): 7 p.m. at Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main)

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.