In addition to supporting numerous Norman arts organizations and events across the community through our granting program, Norman Arts Council has a series of programs it produces itself. View those and more in our Norman arts events calendar.

 

Everyone has an artist lurking within. Undercover Artists is a series of art workshops — led by some of Norman's finest artists — debuting in 2017 that celebrates the creativity of amateurs and practiced artists, alike. The workshops, inviting all skill levels and a variety of ages, are equal parts fun and informative, a collaborative community experience that will let that inner artist come to the forefront for a spell (or maybe unleash a new, long love affair).

2018 will include workshops from Al Bostick & Sheryl Martin (storytelling), Sally Cloud (jewelry making), Marissa Raglin (collage) and Erin Yeaman (storytelling through music). Enoch Kelly Haney, Skip Hill and Shevaun Williams led the first three workshops in 2017, respectively.

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Erin Yeaman: Tunes and Tales
2-4 p.m. Sunday, October 21
MAINSITE Contemporary Art
122 E. Main, Norman
Ages: Toddler - Ten (W/parent)

Enjoy an afternoon of music, instrument making, and storytelling. Join Erin Yeaman, professional cellist and storyteller, as she guides you through the vast world of children’s literature and music. Learn how to better incorporate classical music into your family life, daily routine, and everyday fun. You will receive information on local classical music events as well as supplies for you to take home and begin your own Tunes and Tales adventure!  

Each parent and child duo will go home with a book and your very own recorder.

$50 registration fee includes both the parent and child (ages toddler through 10 years old)

Please register by Tuesday, October 16!

The 2nd Friday Norman Art Walk is a monthly celebration of art and creativity in the Walker Arts District | Downtown Norman. It's held year-round, rain-or-shine and is free for everyone in the community to attend.

Norman Arts Council operates and maintains its offices inside MAINSITE Contemporary Art. It hosts numerous exhibitions, events, workshops, performances, concerts and more throughout the year. It's also available for as a venue for event rentals, including meetings, receptions, weddings and more. 

Robert Kidd III Arts Programs Scholarship

In 2012, the Norman Arts Council introduced the Robert Kidd III Arts Programs Scholarship Fund to provide support for students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade who are residents of Norman to attend arts education programs with an established arts organization or educator. Awards are given for fall, spring and summer class sessions and can be used for private lessons, classes with an art organization or business (in Norman or elsewhere) or any other art education opportunity.

Scholarship Program Mission:  The Norman Arts Council Arts Education Scholarships are intended to provide Norman children with the opportunity to attend arts programming that is offered outside of schools.

Spring 2019 Arts Education Scholarships

INFORMATION ON SPRING 2019 ARTS EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE LATER THIS FALL

The Robert Kidd III Arts Programs Scholarship Fund is made possible with support from Republic Bank and Trust, Norman Communities Foundation, Allied Arts and the City of Norman.

Arts in Education Bash

Thanks to all who joined us for the 2018 Arts in Education Bash!

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Public Art is smART is an initiative to use Norman's ever expanding collection of prominent public art works — further accelerated by the Norman Forward Percent for Art program — as the basis for curriculum inside of Norman public schools. These sculptures, murals and more will inform a variety of coursework in math, science, language arts and more subjects, all while getting Norman students to interact with our communities public art in a manner of different ways, not only to inspire students with impressive artworks in their hometown but also further art as a vessel for learning in the classroom.  

Thanks to everyone who joined us for one: Bal Chat Noir and helped us meet our fundraising goal! 

ONE will return in Spring 2019!

 

Norman Arts Council's Cultural Connections is a program to further the bonds between Norman, Oklahoma and its sister cities across the globe by bringing visiting artists from abroad to share their heritage with us through their art while sending off Norman artists to further our city's history internationally.

In May 2017, Norman took three Norman artists — Daren Kendall, Ginna Dowling and Jason Cytacki — to exhibit work in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Three Clermont-Ferrand artists — Herve Brehier, Anne Marie Rognon and Cecile Gambini — completed the exchange by exhibiting work in Norman in Fall 2017 at MAINSITE Contemporary Art

The next Cultural Connections exchange will take Norman Arts Council to Colima, Mexico at a date TBD.