The Norman Music Festival and Dustbowl Arts Market will join forces for the 3rd straight year to showcase Oklahoma’s creative talent in downtown Norman on April 28. While local bands are rocking out on Main Street, local artists and crafters will be hocking their goods in a new location for 2012, in the 100 block of West Main Street.
Dustbowl co-chair Dana Scott said the arts market and music festival are a perfect fit. “We feel that Oklahoma and surrounding states have a multitude of creative people. We’ve designed Dustbowl to encourage and provide a practical venue for artists to display and sell their work.”
More than 40 Dustbowl vendors will offer items such as pottery, painting, photography, jewelry, prints, screen-printing, clothing, accessories and textiles.
“We’re excited to add our layer to Norman Music Festival where metro-area residents and out-of-towners can come support the shop local movement,” Scott said.
The fifth annual Norman Music Festival will be held Thursday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28. The festival is free and open to the public and will take place on the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of historic Downtown East Main Street, east of the railroad tracks in the Arts District. Up to 160 independent bands from across Oklahoma and the United States will perform in up to 16 venues in the downtown area. On Saturday, April 27th, Portugal the Man will perform on two major outdoor stages in addition to the remaining festival.