PROGRAMS

Norman Arts Council has established a number of programs to help bring art and culture to the Norman community, including 2nd Friday Norman Art Walks, MAINSITE Contemporary Art, Cultural Connections, Arts in Education initiatives and more.

GRANTS

Norman Arts Council expands its reach by supporting a number of community arts organizations and events like Norman Music Festival, Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, Jazz in June & more. Your organization could be eligible, too!

OPPORTUNITIES

To support individual artists, Norman Arts Council, MAINSITE Contemporary Art & Norman Public Arts Board makes a number of art opportunities available. See those and more from a variety of partners and organizations across the state and country. 

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PUBLIC ART IS SMART

Norman Arts Council’s Public Art is SmART program uses Norman’s  public art as the catalyst for dynamic educational resources  created to encourage educators of every grade level and subject area to enhance their teaching and students’ educational experiences using various, wonderful pieces of accessible works of art.

 

Norman Music Festival returns to Downtown Norman Thursday, April 25 through Saturday, April 27.

John Banas leads the first Undercover Artist workshop of 2019, diving into the art and science of comedy on Thursday, April 25.

The 2019 OU MFA Thesis Exhibition begins at MAINSITE Contemporary Art on Friday, April 12 and rans through Friday, April 26.

 
Norman Music Festival — April 25-27 in Downtown Norman — includes headlining performances from Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy, Black Milk with band Nat Turner, The Garden, Omar Apollo, Night Beats & more!  Full lineup, schedule and details here !

Norman Music Festival — April 25-27 in Downtown Norman — includes headlining performances from Beach Fossils, Soccer Mommy, Black Milk with band Nat Turner, The Garden, Omar Apollo, Night Beats & more! Full lineup, schedule and details here!

Learn the hows and whys of laughing with  Improving Your Life with Comedy: The Art and Science of Humor with John Banas  from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at MAINSITE Contemporary Art! Space is limited, so  register now !

Learn the hows and whys of laughing with Improving Your Life with Comedy: The Art and Science of Humor with John Banas from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 at MAINSITE Contemporary Art! Space is limited, so register now!

The 2019 OU MFA Thesis Exhibition debuts at  MAINSITE Contemporary Art  on Friday, April 12, including works by Camila Labarca Linaweaver (pictured) and more!

The 2019 OU MFA Thesis Exhibition debuts at MAINSITE Contemporary Art on Friday, April 12, including works by Camila Labarca Linaweaver (pictured) and more!

The Walker Arts District of Downtown Norman now has street banners, thanks to the support of generous Norman business partners and organizations!

The Walker Arts District of Downtown Norman now has street banners, thanks to the support of generous Norman business partners and organizations!

 

Thanks to the following sponsors for their ongoing support of Norman Arts Council, its operations and programs. 

 

 

As well as the contributions and support from many more businesses, organizations, families and individuals.