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 11, 2019

GALLERIES, SHOPS, STUDIOS & MORE:

Artifactory (313 E. Main) will be open!  Stop by for special treats and see what fun things Amy has available!

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) will feature local artists in the shop!

The Bluebonnet Bar (321 E. Main) will have Justin Logan and Troy Alan, starting at 7pm.  Free & non-smoking!

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) presents Resistance, works by Don Holladay, opening with a reception from 6 to 9 pm on Friday, January 11, during Art Walk. In his artist statement for Resistance, Don Holladay tells us that “Paul Tillich once wrote about the danger of modern man losing his humanity and becoming a thing amongst the things he produces. Creating art using non-traditional materials—burlap, string, house paint, joint compound, sand, collaged photographs, gravel, clothes pins, and the like-- gives me a sense of resisting such fate. Tillich’s philosophic statement may explain why I have trouble re-creating what I consider a successful painting. When I try to do the same image a second time, it almost never works. The spontaneity that created the original piece has disappeared.”

Gallery 123 (123 E. Main) will host after Christmas shopping fun! They have a wide range of original art including paintings, stone and metal sculptures, jewelry, fiber art, photography, and glass. Also, they will debut the work of visiting New York artist, Kaloyan Ivanov, aka, “K”.  He has had several shows in New York City, and he works in painting, performance, and installation art. K’s paintings are inspired by memory, start out with surrealist automatism, and are then edited and color is applied.

GreenLove Compassionate Care and Wellness Center (112 W. Main) is honored to announce their first featured artist of 2019 is the one and only, Tyson Todd Meade. Alternative rock pioneer, bandleader of Chainsaw Kittens, and now visual artist, Meade — true to form — finds comfort in the chaos as a multimedia mad-man. Meade’s work will be available for viewing and purchase, in-store. Swing by for a chance to meet the master! Singer-songwriter, Celia Monroe, will be the soundtrack to our evening, capturing hearts and imagination alike, with her sultry and soulful music.

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) ushers out Reruns, a solo exhibition from Norman artist and art professor Jason Cytacki. Featuring a mix of paintings and sculptural installations, the works depict memories of life in the Midwest that never quite actually happened, putting a fascinating spin on traditional still-life portraits. 

Norman Arts Council and Norman Music Festival present the 2nd Friday Concert Series each month at Opolis (113 N. Crawford). This month features Oklahoma folk favorite Annie Oakley, playing their first show in nearly half a year, along with Abbigale Dawn and the Makebelieve and the live debut of Leave Her Wild. The concert is free and all-ages!

Red Brick Bar (311 E. Main) will have Silas Nello playing live music at 7:30 p.m. with karaoke following at 10 p.m.! Silas Nello — hailing from Dallas, Texas — will take the stage with songs that weave the spirit of conversations in the music. Expect half rock & roll and half folk styles!

Resonator (325 E. Main) presents The House That Anarchy Built, an immersive new media installation featuring films and art by Laine. Labrys also performs at 7 p.m. 

Rusty’s Frozen Custard (301 E. Main) will feature live music to go with their sweet treats!

Sandalwood & Sage (322 E. Main) will host A Space Between Two Thoughts, the works in pen and ink, water color and acrylic of Alex M Vachaparamil. During the first Norman 2nd Friday Art Walk of the new year you are invited to come explore the mind of an international student with questions about home, identity and belonging. Immerse yourself in his questions and make yourself at home in the space between two worlds, two paradigms, two thoughts. Join us between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. to meet with Alex and his wife Susmitha and discuss the concept of home, identity and belonging. As always treats and — in this case — warm beverages will be served.

Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will have Gregg Standridge playing 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.!

Shevaun Williams & Associates Photography (221 E. Main) will have live music by Kyle Reid & Uncle Johnny. Art & bites, too! Norman City Council member, Breea Clark, will be there to greet the community.

The Social Club (209 E. Main) will be launching their Community HeART Installation during this month's art walk. Come slow down, take a moment, leave someone you love a note. It will sit with all the other notes as part of the installation for the month. Then we will drop them in the mail the week of Valentine's Day to make sure they make it to your loved ones on time!

STASH (412 E. Main) hosts a community open house, where community members are encouraged to help with a community art project, speak with local candidates and enjoy an evening of local art, good vibes and a great time. The Brewhouse will be on hand serving fresh craft beers including their signature IPA, amber, and wheat varieties. Their featured artists for January are retired arts educators and twin sisters, Carla Waugh and Leslie Dallam, both from Norman.

TOLY Food Truck Park (223 W. Main) will host local food trucks and support Middle Earth Child Development.

Jason Cytacki at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Jason Cytacki at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

K at Gallery 123

K at Gallery 123

Tyson Todd Meade at GreenLove

Tyson Todd Meade at GreenLove

Don Holladay at The Depot

Don Holladay at The Depot

LIVE MUSIC ON JANUARY 11, 2019

Annie Oakley at Opolis

Annie Oakley at Opolis

Annie Oakley (folk): 9 p.m. at Opolis (113 N. Crawford)

Abbigale Dawn & The Makebelieve (folk): 9 p.m. at Opolis (113 N. Crawford)

Justin Logan (Americana): 7 p.m. at The Bluebonnet (321 E. Main)

Gregg Standridge (folk): 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Sergio’s Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) 

Labrys (indie): 7 p.m. at Resonator (325 E. Main) 

Silas Nello (rock): 7:30 p.m. at Red Brick Bar (311 E. Main) 

ADD YOUR SPARK TO 2ND FRIDAY ART WALK!

 

For Businesses OR OrganizationS:

We are happy to have any business or organization within the footprint of 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk participate. 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 arts 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, arts-related and open to the public … and preferably awesome (we’re sure it’s awesome!).

For ARTISTS:

Get your work seen by thousands of 2nd Friday patrons! There are two ways of doing this. 1). Coordinate with a local shop/gallery/studio to feature your work on their walls. Almost all 2nd Friday participating businesses are on the look out for new talent to feature in their location, and we ask that you contact the business that you feel is the best match with your work directly (2nd Friday doesn’t book artists for venues but rather markets the collective efforts from individual businesses as a whole). 2). You can set up as an outdoor vendor, which you can read more about below:

For OUTDOOR Vendors/ARTISTS:

Showcase your work and sell your wares to 2nd Friday crowds! Vendors are permitted to setup on the sidewalks while following these guidelines:

  • A minimum of a 5-foot walkway must always be provided.

  • Please push your display as close to the brick and mortar as possible, even moving chairs to the sides, if necessary, to keep ample walk space available.

  • Vendors are not allowed to set up across from bike racks, trees, trashcans, or anything that will impede or limit the walk space.

  • Vendors must get permission on their location prior from the business or building owner.

There is a vendor fee of $30 due with the submission of the Vendor Application, and applications are due by the first Friday of the month prior to 2nd Friday. Those who miss the deadline can submit a Late Vendor Application for $100.

NAC must approve of all vendors, and those not meeting the criteria of being a local artist/maker will not be approved, and 70% of what is sold must be handmade. NAC reserves the right to refuse any Vendor Application.

2nd Friday Norman Art Walk is a rain-or-shine event, and vendor fee are only refundable in the event that Art Walk is cancelled by the threat of severe weather.

For STREET Performers:

Add to the festivities and entertain the art walk crowds! Street performers are permitted to set up on Main Street sidewalks at limited locations with completion of the Street Performer Application. All performers must apply for a permit through NAC, who will assign locations (location preference may be requested, and brick & mortar businesses may coordinate with NAC to facilitate performances outside their businesses) and reserves the right to refuse any application.

For Food Trucks:

Please contact TOLY Food Truck Park at info@tolyfp.com if you are interested in serving food at a 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk!

 

 

2nd Friday Norman Art Walk wouldn't be possible without the support of these wonderful business and organizations.