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 JANUARY 12, 2018

Adam & Eve (218 E. Main) will have 20% off your entire purchase during 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk. 

Artifactory (313 E. Main) will have Jessica Teal of Julian Glassworks showing off her most recent stained glass creations.  Not only will she have gorgeous pieces for sale, she will have samples for the upcoming stained glass class she will be offering at the Artifactory in a few weeks!  

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) will be showing work from Zoee Andrews.

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) will feature As I See It, the paintings of Oklahoma Artist Steve Hicks from January 12 through February 25, 2018.  His works go back and forth from abstract to the very normal landscapes. A reception for the artist will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Walk on January 12 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) is a cooperative gallery of beautiful local artworks, including stone carvings, metal sculptures, paintings, glass art, fiber arts, original photography, and elegant jewelry.  They are proudly featuring Brittany Benson as a new up-and-coming artist.  Her fabulous exhibit of deconstructed nature paintings & starts this month and will be on display through Second Friday in April. Come see us UP at Gallery 123 (above Syrup)!!

Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) will be showcasing works by Oklahoma photographer Sarah Warmker, along with a performance by LABRYS at 7:30 p.m. 

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) ushers out the immersive art installation The Bright Side by artist Sarah Clough. Featuring a gallery wide mural, the exhibition is meant to be seen in the light and dark, layers of the paintings only visible with the use of special ultraviolet flashlights that are on hand in the gallery. Artist and musician Justin Hogan has surreal works for viewing in the Library Gallery, as well. ­

Resonator (1010 N. University) will be hosting a multi-media exhibition entitled me to u by Norman artist Braden Denton.

Robinson’s Repurposed (114 S. Porter) will be joining in on the festivities with a variety of eclectic and super cool art works.  They will be open until 10 p.m.

Rusty’s Custard Factory (301 E. Main) will have hot chocolate floats and live music.

Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) has an exciting New Year’s lineup of art & music.  For the January Art Walk they will be featuring art from multiple Art Students from Norman North as well as violin & piano students from Imagine Music & Art.

The Social Club (209 E. Main) will be serving up a cocktail and treats.

STASH (412 E. Main) opens with Flower Power Market, featuring new and favorite vendors selling hand-crafted and vintage items. Midway Deli, Holey Rollers and Crepes & Tater Cakes return to serve up food. The Brewhouse will serve original craft beers. STASH’s featured artist for the month is Sheree Greider, a native Oklahoman artist who travels extensively between Oklahoma and North Carolina, recording — in paint — the world around her.

Studio Ink (220 E. Main) hosts Marissa Johnson along with their friends at Hausdown Productions. Marissa's photography features the queens as they offer up double the fun with live performances as well!

Sarah Warmker at Gray Owl Coffee

Sarah Warmker at Gray Owl Coffee

Sheree Greider at STASH

Sheree Greider at STASH

Sarah Clough at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Sarah Clough at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Marissa Johnson and Hausdown Productions at Studio Ink

Marissa Johnson and Hausdown Productions at Studio Ink

CONCERTS FOR JANUARY 12, 2018

Helen Kelter Skelter at Opolis

Helen Kelter Skelter at Opolis

Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival present the 2nd Friday Concert Series each month at Opolis (113 N. Crawford). Norman psychedelic favorite Helen Kelter Skelter will celebrate the release of their new album Melter with an album release party that also features Oklahoma City psych crew Masterhand and Mouton traveling in from Missouri. The show is free and open to all-ages!

The Bluebonnet (321 E. Main) hosts Caleb McGee from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by Jack Waters & the Unemployed from 9 p.m. to midnight!

Puebla Tacos y Tequileria (305 E. Main St.) will feature The T.Z. Wright trio playing different styles from Americana, Zydeco to Blues and Rock-Original Music from 9 p.m. to midnight.  Join them for great food and drinks!

Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will have Maurice Johnson playing smooth jazz from 7 to 9 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.