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Norman Public Arts

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Click here for the University of Oklahoma Public Arts Gallery

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In 2006, the Norman City Council designated Downtown Norman as an “Arts District.” Shortly after, the Council decided to develop long range plans for expanding public art in Norman by creating a Norman Public Arts Board in 2007.

The Norman Public Arts Board is working to enhance Norman’s image locally, regionally and nationally by insuring the creation of the highest quality art for display in public places. The Board believes that public art has the possibility of defining a community, enriching cultural diversity, stimulating economic activity, and encouraging all forms of artistic endeavors.

The City of Norman is actively engaged in the arts – visual and performing. The University of Oklahoma in Norman enjoys statewide and regional acclaim for performing arts (dance, theatre, and opera), its distinctive Cherokee Gothic architecture, the Sam Noble Museum of Oklahoma History and the Fred Jones Junior Museum of Art, and finally, the University’s world-class public art located throughout the main campus.

Outside of the University, several substantial contributions of public art have been made to the City for placement in Legacy Trails, at City Hall, in June Benson Park, Reeves Park, Norman Public Library, and street medians on West Main and South Classen.

We encourage you to browse the photos of public art in Norman on this website and plan visits to see the wonderful public art in person.

For additional information about the arts in Norman, please contact the Norman Arts Council, 122 East Main Street, Norman, OK, 73069 or 405-360-1162.