2nd Friday Norman Art Walk is a free, monthly celebration of arts & creativity in the Walker Arts District | Downtown Norman, Oklahoma

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.

CONCERTS

There are free concerts each month held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk with everything from folk to hip-hop in every sort of setting you could imagine. Preview this month's shows here.

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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 how! 

JULY 14, 2017 EVENTS COMING SOON!

EVENT LISTING FOR JUNE 9, 2017

Non-Profits

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) debuts this year’s Art 365 exhibition from Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. The culmination of a full year of five artists’ work creating original new works for the show in close work with curator Dana Turkovic. Enjoy thoughtful, innovative exhibitions from Narciso Argüelles, Pete Froslie, Andy Mattern, Amy & James McGirk and Kelly Rogers.

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) celebrates Pamela Husky’s Landscapes in Fiber with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m.  This beautiful, unique exhibit continues through June 30. “My process includes dyeing, carding, spinning and felting” Husky explains. “Using silk, mohair, wool, ramie, raffia, I try to convey light, patterns, space and the sense of a place in nature. I build ‘strokes’ of fiber color and texture in the wool using the same thought as a painter applying pigment. But, there is no canvas. I construct the blanket and its surface from the raw fiber. My fascination with the beauty and character of the materials, and with the experiment of the design process grows every time I work with fiber.” Also enjoy classical and jazz guitar music played by Tate Slatton from 7 to 9 p.m.

FOOD TRUCKS

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!

Galleries, Shops, Studios & More

Adam & Eve (218 E. Main) will be open and participating in the 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk with a product launch party.

Artifactory (313 E. Main) will be open for 2nd Friday Art Walk.  They will be serving up coke floats, so stop by and see them. While you are there, be sure to visit with their featured crafter, Miss Sally Lane. She will be selling her handmade headbands and dresses.

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) will be hosting Natalie Sklaney and Coleen Sovick!

The Crucible (110 E. Tonhawa) is celebrating school being out for summer! Come out to the Crucible, bring the kids! They will have sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and more! Refreshments for the kids will be served and as usual will have tastings for the grown-ups from Success Vodka and Prairie Artesian Ales.

D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) will host artist Sue Frueh, a watercolor artist and illustrator. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for herwatercolors. She illustrated the books The Christmas Heist and The Legally Binding Christmas by Landis Wade, 52 Things a Broker Might Not Tell You by Peggy Doviak, and was nominated for the 2016 Caldecott Award for her illustrations in the children’s book Sea Snow by Leslie and Lindsay Bigones. She is presently a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Frank Lawrence as their musical guest for the evening.

Goodno’s Jewelry (217 E. Main) will be open!

Resonator (1010 N. University) will have new prints by John Hancock and Birdbonez. The Temple, Texas-based artists offer a selection of print work.

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.

Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) has the store welcoming special musical guest The Jah Mystics as well as guest artist Mary Bright Side Marlatt with Bright Side of the Moon Custom Creations. Marlatt paints, sculpts and makes unique jewelry items involving rock and metal compositions.

The Social Club (209 E. Main) will host artist Tony Grider and serving cocktails & treats. Tony began photography as a child using a Kodak Brownie film camera given to him by his mother.  He lives in Norman, Oklahoma where he works part-time as mental health therapist. As self-taught photographer, he has spent the past five years concentrating on digital photographs with geometric lines, contrasting light with shadows and soft-focus Polaroid transfer images.  He has sold his photographs to collectors around the world — from Beverly Hills, California to Sydney, Australia.

Shevaun Williams & Associates (221 E. Main) is presenting the STARK-CLOUD 3D ART SHOW due to the overwhelming response and success at Stark Art Gallery in March. On display will be a showing of works by the two Oklahoma artists and creators, Kevin Stark and Sally Cloud. This two-person exhibition will kick off with a reception at 6 p.m. and will feature wine and hors d’oeuvres and will also feature Hair Creations by Vince Branham, Shannon Hensel, Antony DeMauro, and Meagan Carson of SALON AUDACE. At 9 p.m. the band Squeaky Burger will perform. Famous for creating “soundtrack music for Mexican movies that haven’t been made yet,” the five-piece band will perform the score for the unmade movie, “The Mexican Hair Band From Outer Space!” Weirdness is guaranteed… not to be missed!

STASH (412 E. Main) will host a makers market, music, art and more!

Studio Ink (220 E. Main) will be hosting Nathan Ward, who specializes in oils, Jacob Sargent and his gigantic duck tape work, & Amy Kelly’s photography.

Urban Alley presents another Mini Mural Fest behind the 200 block, with Tom Kuhns and Jonathon Fowler, special musical guests and a drag show by Hausdown Productions.

Tony Grider at The Social Club

Tony Grider at The Social Club

Miss Sally Lane at Artifactory

Miss Sally Lane at Artifactory

Nathan Ward at Studio Ink

Nathan Ward at Studio Ink

CONCERTS FOR JULY 14, 2017

Cosmostanza at Opolis

Cosmostanza at Opolis

Opolis (113 N. Crawford) hosts this month’s 2nd Friday Concert Series showcase featuring noise rockers Cosmostanza, indie pop trio GWIZ (fka Akiba) and the quirky concoctions of songwriter Jarvix. The concert is free and open to the public, thanks to Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival. Doors open at 6 p.m. for food and drink, and the show starts at 10 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, and 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.