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 AUGUST 11, 2017

Anti Gravity Dance & Fitness (102 S. Crawford) will be showcasing art made by their multi-talented students, treats from the Whip Bakery, and drinks, as well. 

Artifactory (313 E. Main) would love for you to join them for the last blast of summer! Stop by for a Coke float, some bubbles and to see all the new goods they have in store!

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) will have Ashley Andexler as their featured artist.

The Crucible (110 E. Tonhawa) will host a featured artist in August. As always, they are very proud to have tastings sponsored by Oklahoma’s own Success Vodka and Prairie Artesian Ales. They look forward to seeing you there from 6 to 9 p.m.

D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) will host artist Walt Disney. Disney took a few art classes while at OSU, which he thought would help him in the advertising field. It wasn’t until he was well into his fifties that he developed an interest in painting and photography. He was attracted to the brilliant colors and style of the artists he saw while vacationing in New Mexico and The Caribbean. Frank Lawrence will be their musical guest.

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) will continue Variations on Themes, an exhibit of paintings by Dr. Jim Cobb, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit, in the newly restored Santa Fe Depot, continues through August 25. “There are so many subjects from which to choose” Dr. Cobb says. “This is true every day when I arrive at the studio. My aim, as an artist, and for this show at The Depot, is to select a variety of themes to make it interesting and to try to convince the viewer (as well as myself) that I am reasonably capable of painting all of them. There will be classical and jazz guitar by Tate Slatton from 7 to 9 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

Earth Rebirth (325 E Comanche) will have music, concession and games to support their garden program!

Main Street Event Center (300 E. Main) celebrates their first anniversary of their opening with a fine wine tasting, the Farris Collection Art Show, Rockin Rotelo Lasagna Rolls Catering, $4 drink specials, and the local artist The Smash, who will be playing indie soul music on the inside stage in the Downtown Ballroom.

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) ushers out the summer-long stay of Art 365 with a closing reception and catalogue release party. Free catalogues for the first 50 people, and $10 each after that! It’s your last chance to view these special collections of works from Narcisso Argüelles, Pete Froslie, Andy Mattern, James & Amy McGirk and Kelly Rogers made possible through the support of Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.

Robinson’s Repurposed (325 E. Main) will be open! Stop by and view over 30 featured local artists, décor items, and vintage furniture.  Also enjoy Big Truck Tacos.

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 artists Louisa & Nora of Oil and Clay Studio. Nora Hall is a visual artist inspired by natural landscapes and wildlife, particularly that of the American Southwest. Louisa Brewer is a ceramic artist who loves creating simple, functional wears to be enjoyed around a table with your tribe. In 2015, Nora and Louisa opened Oil & Clay Studio in Norman, OK, bringing their love of art and self-expressing into the classroom. They will serve treats & drinks, as usual! An added bonus is a floral pop-up shop by Danica Smith of Flora Mesa OKC!

STASH (412 E. Main) hosts live music, local makers and farmers market. The makers market features new and favorite vendors selling hand-crafted and vintage items. Come hungry; The Loaded Bowl, Midway Deli, Holey Rollers and Crepes & Tater Cakes return to EDO for the August Art Walk. The Brewhouse will serve their original craft beers. STASH's featured artist is Heidi Henderson, a photographer who captures Oklahoma subjects with a unique perspective. They also welcome the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter and their adoptable dogs. Be prepared to snuggle and love on a few of their furry friends! Swing by for makers, food, art and fun between 6 and 9:30 p.m.

Studio Ink (220 E. Main) is happy to host hosts Tom Kuhns this month! Come see his imaginative pieces full of rich colors. 

Syrup (123 E. Main) is hosting another group of local artists. They will have free face painting, free balloons, free art prints, free name calligraphy, free food, and Syrup will be selling coffee. They will also be giving away school supplies.

Urban Alley will bring to life 2 more murals this month with artists Reb NoFun and Coleen Sovick! Join them for live murals, live music, & some good BBQ from Tanner Wright!

The 2nd Friday Food Truck Park (Peters between Main and Gray) returns with a variety of Oklahoma food trucks boasting all sorts of street eats!

Oil + Clay Studio at The Social Club

Oil + Clay Studio at The Social Club

Dr. Jim Cobb at The Depot Gallery

Dr. Jim Cobb at The Depot Gallery

Walt Disney at D.M. Wealth Management

Walt Disney at D.M. Wealth Management

Pete Froslie at MAINSITE Contemporary Art
Live painting & more at Syrup

Live painting & more at Syrup

CONCERTS FOR AUGUST 11, 2017

Luray at Opolis

Luray at Opolis

Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival present the 2nd Friday Concert Series each 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk. These free, monthly concerts showcase local and regional talent in the lead-up to Norman Music Festival each year. This month features Virginia-based singer-songwriter Luray — fresh from a tour supporting Julien Baker — performing live at Opolis (113 N. Crawford) with support from Dorian Small, Sarah Reid and Anastasia Malouf.

Bluebonnet (321 E. Main) will have Dylan Stewart performing at 7 p.m. and Mike McClure at 9 p.m. 

Bison Witches (211 E. Main) welcomes standout singer-songwriter Camille Harp to its new concert stage.

Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) is back with another edition of Random Noise, featuring singer-songwriters Paxton Pennington and Kat Lock! 

Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will have their 6th anniversary celebration! From 8 to 10 p.m., Maurice Johnson will be playing smooth jazz. Then, on Sunday, August 13, Edgar Cruz will be playing at the restaurant from 6 to 8 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.