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 JULY 13, 2018

GALLERIES, SHOPS, STUDIOS & MORE:

A Small Vintage Affair (219 W. Main) will be open until 9 p.m. Various vendors will be set up outside, so stop by to check them out!

Adam and Eve Norman (218 E. Main) will be doing product demos of our Fun Factory line and also a Wicked Lube table where guests can come have some fun taste testing and mixing different flavored lubes. We are also offering 20% any bottle of Wicked Lube with the purchase of a Fun Factory product for the night! 

Artifactory (313 E. Main) is in full swing celebrating Summer!  They will serve root beer floats and bubbles for these hot summer nights!  Also, Lindsey will be there featuring her BeautyCounter products!

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) will showcase work from Norman artist Darci Lenker. 

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) will feature local artist, Tim Kenney.  He is noted for his thick textured and colorful paintings.  A Burst of Color, an exhibit of Kenney’s work, will open with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with Norman’s 2nd Friday Art Walk.  The exhibit continues through September 1.  Music for the evening will be provided by Miss Brown to You beginning at 7 p.m.

D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) features the work of artist Douglas Gordon, along with live music from Frank Lawrence out front!

Fusion Fitness & Yoga (323 E. Main) will feature 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) wants you to “Come UP” to Gallery 123 Art Gallery above Syrup! They are a cooperative gallery showcasing the work of 11 Norman artists including paintings, metal and stone sculpture, jewelry, felt, photography, and glass. 

Gray Owl Coffee (223 E. Gray) features work from photographer Joshua Maxey. 

GreenLove Wellness Center (112 W. Main) hosts a DJ set from Viber Glass, along with art by Justin Hogan. 

L&B Yarn Co. (425 W. Gray) will have hand knitted and crocheted garments on display, as well as featuring the work of photographer and wet plate collodion artist Lauren Midgley and painter Jason Zaloudik.

Main Street Event Center (300 E. Main) will participate in Art Walk and will showcase a featured artist.

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) hosts a closing reception for two solo exhibitions from Oklahoma City collage artist Marissa Raglin and Norman oil painter J. Chris Johnson. Photographer John Schaefer will have images gathered from the off-the-beaten-path trek he took across southeast Asia on display in The Library Gallery. 

The Mercury (426 E. Main) will join forces with KGOU and StateImpact Oklahoma reporters for an Oklahoma Engaged Event from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.  They’ll be talking about some of the most important issues Oklahoma faces.  Plus, they’ll have Norman’s own Mike Hosty performing.  Music and mixing with begin at 6 pm and the discussion at 7 pm, followed by more music.  Details and program schedule at www.oklahomaengaged.com.

Norman Fire Department Station #1 (411 E. Main, across from STASH) will have Fire Engine 1 and crew on the front drive of Fire Station #1.  Kids and adults will be able to checkout all the equipment while learning about fire safety and what it takes to be a firefighter. They will also have give- away items such as coloring books, stickers, reusable grocery bags & plastic fire helmets.  

Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) will feature guest artist Annie Terrill for the July Art Walk. Drawing since she was old enough to hold a pencil, Annie studied drafting at OSU Tech after her son was born. Later, she tried her hand at Figure Drawing at OCU then on to various Workshops as her art continued to evolve over the years. Her works of Acrylic on Canvas feature a range from Realism to the Abstract. Annie claims, “I have a split personality paintbrush, and I never know what will happen until it takes off.” Annie’s works will be on exhibit at Sandalwood & Sage through August 4.

The Social Club (209 E. Main) will have Aditi Panchal as their artist, a graphic designer, hand lettering artist and owner of Aditi Panchal Designs. She creates unique designs for brands, products and people. Aditi also hosts hand lettering workshops in Oklahoma City and Norman. She is passionate about helping local businesses and non-profits craft brands that sounds out. They will also serve drinks and treats like usual!

The Space (317 E. Main)  switches gears and dedicates their monthly Makers Market to mini-Entrepreneurs from local communities to showcase and sell their unique handmade items. They'll be hosting the awesome kid creators from The Sewcial Club's Kids Creative Market show held earlier this spring and have room for new creative kids from Norman to join in the fun!  Be sure to stop by to support these talented youngsters as they pursue their entrepreneural dreams! For details on becoming a maker at the Kids Makers Market @ The Space, email events@thespaceok.com.  

STASH (412 E. Main) hosts “EDO Block Party” to benefit improvements to the 400 Block of E Main Street in Downtown Norman. Locals are invited to help fill in a paint-by-numbers style mural inspired by the Oklahoma black swallowtail, Indian paintbrush, and other Oklahoma native floral and fauna. The mural is a collaborative project of oil and clay art studio. Family-friendly festival vibes will flow with back yard games, team beer pong, and more. Locals can enjoy snow cones, food trucks and fun DJ music throughout the evening.Come hungry; The Loaded Bowl, Holey Rollers and Crepes & Tater Cakes and Midway Deli return! The Brewhouse will join the part serving their cold original craft beers. Featured artist, Betsy Sieck is inspired by sunsets, insects, patterns and plants. Her work will be on display through Aug. 9th.  Be sure to enjoy the fun 6-9:30 pm! 

Studio Ink (220 E. Main) will host Kelley Queen, with musical guest rapper Shawn Reidy! Plus, food.

West Gray Medical Office (419 W. Gray) is in the midst of a new mural being painted on the side of their building by Tim Kenney, so stop by to see the work in progress before/after seeing his solo show at The Depot!

Whispering Willows Art Gallery (226 E. Main) will have guest artist Cheri Wollengberg and one of their Willows Artists, Irmgard Geul, as well as artworks by the artists whose work that Whispering Willows Art Gallery handles. They will also have a book signing by artist/author Mongo Allen, Native American flute music and will have refreshments.

 

FOOD TRUCKS:

I Don’t Know & I Don’t Care, The Healthy Hippo, Let’s Do Greek, That Pie Place, Pop’s Pockets, Dircks Concession, Smoke & Oak and Snow Smore will all be at the 2nd Friday Food Truck Park located near The Depot (200 S. Jones) on the corner of Main and Jones. 

TOLY Food Truck Park (223 W. Main) invites you to join them for a selection of food trucks serving up delicious food with lawn games and more for the whole family (and pups, too) to enjoy! They'll also host a drive for Hands Helping Paws. 

 

 Aditi Panchal at The Social Club

Aditi Panchal at The Social Club

 J. Chris Johnson at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

J. Chris Johnson at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

 Marissa Raglin at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Marissa Raglin at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

 Tim Kenney at The Depot

Tim Kenney at The Depot

CONCERTS FOR JULY 13, 2018

 Holy Wave at Opolis

Holy Wave at Opolis

Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival present the 2nd Friday Concert Series each month at Opolis (113 N. Crawford). This special edition features Austin psychedelic rock band Holy Wave, along with Peelander-Z frontman Yellow playing a solo set. Japanese punk band Kaisoku Tokyo will join the bill, as well.  The concert is free and all-ages! 

Bison Witches (211 E. Main) welcomes a performance by singer-songwriter Camille Harp at 7 p.m.

The Bluebonnet (321 E. Main) hosts performances from Brujo (7 p.m.) and Justin Logan Band (9 p.m.). The shows are free, and the bar is smoke-free for the night!

Guestroom Records (125 E. Main) will have sets from Jarvix and Holy Hills, starting shortly after 7 p.m. 

Red Brick Bar (311 E. Main) will have pop punk band Chin Up Kid from Indianapolis, delivering a high energy show!  Karaoke follows at 10 p.m.

Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) willl have Wess McMichael (duo) from 8 to 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, 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.