The Depot Announces 2016-17 Winter Wind and Whistle Stop Concert Schedule

Posted on September 20th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

The Depot will soon move our concerts inside to the intimate setting of our Depot home at 200 S. Jones.  Winter Wind and Whistle Stop Concerts will follow close on the heels of Summer Breeze beginning in October and continuing into April.

We are pleased to announce we’re continuing our collaboration with Jazz in June, Inc., co-producing four concerts highlighting America’s rich musical traditions.

Tickets for individual concerts may be purchased on-line, by visiting The Depot at 200 S. Jones, or by phoning 405-307-9320.

Online tickets:

Ticket packages (Pick 5 and Pick 10) available here:

Our events page has short bios and videos for each artist:


Oct 2, 2016, 7:00pm
John Fullbright (SOLD OUT!)

Oct 13, 2016, 7:00pm
Tony Lucca & Alex Dezen w/ Christian Lopez*

Oct 16. 2016, 7:00pm
Susan Gibson

Oct 30, 2016, 7:00pm
Kevin and Dustin Welch

Novr 6, 2016, 7:00pm
Kim Richey

Nov 20, 2016, 7:00pm
Slaid Cleaves

Dec 4, 2016, 7:00pm
Sam Baker

Dec 18, 2016, 7:00pm
Victor & Penny^

Jan 8, 2017, 7:00pm
Caitlin Canty

Jan 15, 2017, 7:00pm
The Hot Nut Riveters^

Feb 12, 2017, 7:00pm
John Gorka

Feb 22, 2017, 7:00pm
Emily Scott Robinson and Caroline Cotter*

Mar 5, 2017, 7:00pm
Jake Armerding

Mar 19, 2017, 7:00pm
The Claudettes^

Apr 2, 2017, 7:00pm
Adam & Kizzie^

* Whistle Stop Concert
^ Winter Wind and Jazz in June Concert

The Depot accommodates audiences of 100, allowing a more personal interaction between audience … Read More »

Norman Arts Council Seeks to Connect Local Educators with Arts Resources

Posted on September 14th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

Norman Arts Council seeks to connect Norman educators with local arts resources with the 2nd annual Arts In Education Bash from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 27 at MAINSITE Contemporary Art, 122 E. Main, Norman. As funding for the arts in public schools dwindles statewide, the event hopes to help educators connect with local organizations supportive of the arts that can increase access for students and/or help discover ways to integrate art into everyday curriculum. The Norman Arts Council believes fine arts increase the quality of life and education for students, and that local arts organizations, artists and other art opportunities can collaborate with educators for the benefit of our community’s classrooms.

A variety of arts organizations will be on hand to network with educators in a “speed dating” fashion that will bring teachers, staff and their families in contact with members of each participating arts resource. The evening will also include free drinks and snacks, along with a great selection of door prizes from arts education-supporting businesses from across town.

The event is free and open to any local educator. For questions, contact Cher Duncan at

Norman Arts Council to bring arts and music to Legacy Park

Posted on September 7th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

Norman Arts Council will present Legacy Park Arts Day — a full, free, family-friendly afternoon of art and music in the city’s newest park — from 2 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 16 at Legacy Park, 1898 Legacy Park, Norman, in the University-North Park District.

A stacked slate of afternoon entertainment, including performances by the Norman Philharmonic, hip-hop artist Jabee, swing-meets-jazz outfit Kyle Reid & The Low Swingin’ Chariots, soulful duo Adam & Kizzie and students of Sooner Theatre, will anchor the day, complimented by an artist and maker’s market, art activities for children and more that will take place across the park grounds.

Legacy Park is settled into a highly-trafficked district of Norman, a quiet respite from the bustle of shoppers, boasting an ampitheatre stage, water fountain, walking trails and soon to be more patio-friendly restaurants, just like the new Redrock Canyon Grill location that just opened last month.

“Legacy Park is an idyllic setting for a nice, relaxed fall afternoon spent enjoying some of Oklahoma’s finest musicians playing on the beautiful amphitheater stage with water fountains acting as the backdrop, all while artists and art activities surround the rest of the grounds,” said Joshua Boydston, Associate Director of Norman Arts … Read More »

Norman Arts Council Announces Request for Qualifications for Art Installation at Westwood Family Aquatic Center

Posted on August 25th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

RFQ for Westwood Family Aquatic Center: Due Monday, September 26, 2016


Norman Arts Council on behalf of The City of Norman and Norman Forward Percent for Art, for the Westwood Family Aquatic Center, is seeking an artist (or team of artists) to create a significant work (or works) of art for the new Westwood Family Aquatic Center which replaces the current Westwood Pool located at 2400 Westport Drive, Norman, Oklahoma.

Norman, located 20 miles south of downtown Oklahoma City, is the third-largest city in Oklahoma. The citizens of Norman initiated NORMAN FORWARD, a proposal to renovate, expand, construct and fund Quality of Life projects, such as multiple recreational facilities, libraries, parks, athletic venues, public art, trails, swim complexes and other quality of life projects throughout Norman.  The initiative went to the City Council from community groups, stakeholders and Norman residents, who prepared an initial package using analysis and information from recreational planning professionals and research firms. In 2015, the City Council placed NORMAN FORWARD on a ballot that was overwhelmingly supported by Norman voters.

The existing Westwood Pool was built in the 1960s and is a part of a 132 acre … Read More »