NORMAN, Okla.  Dustbowl Arts Market, Norman’s semi-annual handmade market and music festival, is gearing up for its August show.  Saturday, August 27th, Buchanan Street on Campus Corner will be buzzing with activity.  Artist and handmade crafters from the region will be lining the street, selling their creations, families will have the opportunity to enjoy a multitude of activities and 20 local bands will be providing awesome entertainment throughout the day.

With the help of presenting sponsors, Fowler Volkswagen and Campus Corner,  new additions have been made to this year’s schedule.  In addition to the open air retail market, kids zone and music stage, a second music stage has been added.  Blackwatch Studios has booked over twenty hours of music.  Patrons can enjoy the laid back tunes of Denver Duncan or rock out to this year’s headliners, Stillwater’s Colourmusic.

“We created Dustbowl to be a place where artists, crafters and musicians can flourish and feel supported and valued.  It’s a wonderful feeling when people from the community come out and see what’s going on in our great little town.” says Dustbowl co-founder, Katie Huskerson.  “Dustbowl patrons have the opportunity to support a non-traditional, community oriented shopping experience and enjoy the talents of local musicians.”

Dustbowl Arts Market will be an all day event with the street market open 11 AM - 7 PM, the Kid Zone will run from 11 AM - 2 PM and Dustbowl Music Festival will be 12PM -  2 AM.

This project was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Norman Arts Council Hotel Tax Grant Program.  For more information including full vendor and music lineups, visitwww.dustbowlartsmarket.com.

For Immediate Release: August 10, 2011
Contact: Katie Huskerson, 405.255.4335
               dustbowlartsmarket@gmail.com