SATURDAY May 5, 10 – 6
SUNDAY May 6, 11 – 5
May Fair Arts Festival now in its 44th year is a program of Assistance League of Norman and is our gift to the community. Assistance League is a non‐profit organization serving the Norman community by giving time and financial support to a variety of philanthropic programs to support our community. During 2014 chapter members provided more than 13,000 hours of volunteer service.
Dr. Grant Ritchey, a dentist for 51 years, is now retired ad pursuing his love of sculpting. Well known locally for his humorous portrayal of pigs and other critters, he also sculpts the human form and other more serious subjects. For the upcoming May Fair he will be showcasing his array of critters, including pigs, frogs, sheep, and armadillos, and more, along with Christmas themed offerings.
Dr. Ritchey lives in Norman with his wife, Frances. He is joined in this effort by his grandson, Henry Williams, who is a senior at OU. They enjoy working together and bring their love of the process of sculpture and its results with their friends, family, and the public. They have joined together under the name:
Swine Art Studio
Children’s Art Education
May Fair places special emphasis on Children’s Art Education, with a Children’s Art Contest, demonstrations by various artists, and the opportunity to practice artistic techniques in making a variety of FREE projects in the Children’s Art Yard. May Fair 2007 won a Pinnacle Gold Award in Children’s Programming!
Norman Historic Andrews Park *** Original Craft Work *** Juried Art Show
Family Activities *** Children’s Art Activities *** Food Trucks and Vendors
Live Entertainment *** Art Education Programs *** Community Service Info
Security and Weather
On-site security is provided during festival hours and overnight. This is an outdoor event in a park. Spring weather in Oklahoma is beautiful but can be unpredictable. In the event of inclement weather, please make sure your tent and display are able to withstand wind and rain and that your work is protected accordingly. No refunds due to weather. Cancellation due to weather is at the sole discretion of May Fair Arts Festival.
5K will still run if raining. Click button to see route. Unfortunately, dogs are no longer allowed at the 5K.