2nd Friday Norman Art Walk is a free, monthly celebration of arts & creativity in the Walker Arts District | 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 14, 2017

Bigfoot Creative (315 E. Main) will feature a local favorite artist, Bigfoot Barry. 

Bill & Juanita Williams Gallery (122 ½ E Main, upstairs) are adding new art to their collections!  Bill will have oil water color paintings & photography, while Juanita has jewelry, hats, etc.  They are open 6 to 9 pm and will be serving refreshments.

The Crucible (110 E. Tonhawa) is excited to have Heather Isaac as their featured artist in July. Heather is a local digital artist. Her work is vibrant, colorful and visually striking. She will have work available for purchase during Art Walk. As always, they are very proud to have tastings sponsored by Oklahoma’s own Success Vodka and Prairie Artesian Ales.

D.M. Wealth Management (201 E. Main) will host artist Douglas Gordon. Douglas creates abstracts that are always full of colour and movement; he pours his soul into each and every piece that he creates regardless of the size and type of the chosen medium. In addition to creating stunning abstracts, Gordon is the curator at Studio112-and-a-half in Shawnee and is constantly looking for and displaying local Oklahoma artists at his gallery. Frank Lawrence as their musical guest for the evening.

The Depot Gallery (200 S. Jones) will open Variations on Themes — an exhibit of paintings by Dr. Jim Cobb — with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Walk. The exhibit, in the newly restored Santa Fe Depot, continues through August 25.

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) continues to host Art 365, an exhibition from Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition that offered Oklahoma artists Narciso Argüelles, Pete Froslie, Andy Mattern, Amy & James McGirk and Kelly Rogers the opportunity to create innovative artwork in collaboration with nationally recognized curator Dana Turkovic. In the Library Gallery and Water Closet Gallery, there are photos from Norman Arts Council’s recent Cultural Connections exhibition in Clermont-Ferrand, France. The second half of the exchange comes to MAINSITE in September. The Sallee Jazz Quintet will also perform throughout the evening!

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

Sandalwood & Sage (322 E Main) will have Oklahoma native Recycled Glass Artist, Patience Rohde from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. She has been a regional artist for over 20 years, graduated from OU and never left.  She has taught at Firehouse & does regional shows with Lisa Regan in Tulsa (Garden Diva). Her specialty is taking glass and mirror shards and make them whole in a modern deconstructionist manner. Patience Rohde's works Lucky Breaks will remain on display at Sandalwood & Sage through the first week in August. They will also host the Dust Bowl Refugees as musical guests from 7 to 9 p.m.  

The Social Club (209 E. Main) will host artist McKenzie Fisher and will serve cocktails and snacks, as usual!

STASH (412 E. Main) hosts live music, local makers and farmers market. The monthly makers market features new and favorite vendors selling hand-crafted and vintage items. Come hungry; The Loaded Bowl and Crepes & Tater Cakes return to EDO for our July Art Walk. Coach’s Brewhouse will serve their original craft beers. STASH's features local artists and sisters, Leslie Dallam and Carla Waugh, combined they make colorful art for all to enjoy! Leslie and Carla, who happen to be twin sisters, approached STASH about a dual show, the first on the shop’s featured artist wall. These artists explore mixed media with a colorful eye for detail. Be sure to swing between 6 and 9:30 p.m.!

Studio Ink (220 E. Main) is happy to host J.J. Bradford, and her new collection, In Bloom. After living in Seattle for the past year, J.J. will be featuring some of her awe-inspiring floral photography. Also, Haley Bell will be here fresh off her trip with OAI to Quartz Mountain, with new works! Plus, Sidney Brown will be showcasing her photography in a hall length display for your enjoyment as well! Sno cones will be served!

Syrup Breakfast Boutique (123 E. Main) will have a group of artists creating an experience with live painting, free art prints, free face painting and balloons for kids, free food, and lots of fun! 

Urban Alley is continuing their mini mural fest with pieces by Mario Eugnell Winston and Sam Douglas! These amazingly talented artists will be helping to beautify our alleyways with 2 exciting works going up on the garage doors of the brand new lofts on the 200 block! Plus, they will have live music and sno-cones!

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!

JJ Bradford at Studio Ink

JJ Bradford at Studio Ink

Dr. Jim Cobb at The Depot Gallery

Dr. Jim Cobb at The Depot Gallery

McKenzie Fisher at The Social Club

McKenzie Fisher at The Social Club

Douglas Gordon at DM Wealth Management

Douglas Gordon at DM Wealth Management

Live painting & more at Syrup

Live painting & more at Syrup

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.!

Bison Witches (211 E. Main) is celebrating its new live music venue and offerings with a grand opening featuring performances from Jestyk, The Indigos and Jaesen Pemberton starting at 7 p.m. Artist Micah Petrone will also have his work on display in the venue. 

The Bluebonnet (321 E. Main) will be hosting Dylan Stewart from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and The Dirty Little Bettys at 10 p.m. 

MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council (122 E. Main) will host an evening of music from the Sallee Jazz Quintet during its reception for Art 365

McNellie's Abner Ale House (121 E. Main) features a live performance from Brad Fielder and The Hog Bottles from 9 p.m. to midnight!

Red Brick Bar (311 E. Main) will have two of Oklahoma's finest: Kierston White and Derek Paul! White is a stunning confident force in American Roots music. Derek is a clever wordsmith, jokester and poet with his incredible songwriting. Karaoke follows at 10 p.m. 

Sergio's Italian Bistro (104 E. Gray) will host musical guest Gregg Standridge 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, 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.