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March 22, 2014

Norman’s teamwork in the making

NORMAN — Next month, the Norman Arts Council will launch its StART Norman project. VisitNorman has assisted and supported our Norman arts friends with this initiative.

Between April 11 and May 11, the 200 block of West Main Street will become a pilot project for how the arts can affect positive and lasting change through placemaking, the act of bringing the “community” back to the community.

Through a series of art exhibits and installations and temporary improvements to a designated area, the project will attempt to explore concepts like walkability, bikeability, green space, enhanced retail offerings and arts experiences to welcome and attract people to Main Street.

What we find especially exciting about StART Norman is that it will stage during April when some big events will happen in Norman, like the ’89er Day Parade, Norman Music Festival and May Fair Arts Festival. Visitors who are making a trip to Norman to see some of our arts events will have a chance to see the initiative. 

Stefanie Brickman, CTA, is the communications manager of the Norman Convention and Visitors Bureau. The vision of the bureau is to be the leader that proactively markets and develops Norman as the preferred destination in Oklahoma.

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