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The Depot Gallery and office will be closed until at least the end of May, 2020. We will reassess at that time. Phone messages will be checked regularly and calls returned. We do this out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health of our community.
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HootenannyThe Sixth Annual Terry Shaw Community Hootenanny returns to The Depot, 200 S. Jones, from 7 to 9 pm on Saturday, November 3, 2018.  It’s fun and free!  Bring your family and friends and join with folks of all ages in a relaxed, fun atmosphere to sing popular, well-known folk and rock songs.  Lyrics will be provided.

Hootenanny is a Scottish word meaning "celebration" and/or "party."  Terry Shaw had longed to share such a fun filled event with all the Norman community and saw his dream come true as he spearheaded the first Annual Norman Community Hootenanny held at the Norman Santa Fe Train Depot in October 2013.  Unfortunately Dr. Shaw has passed, but his memory lives on in all those who knew and loved him.  It is in his spirit, and that of George Rollow, another founder of Hootenanny who passed away this year, that the tradition continues.  

If you enjoy singing, Hootenanny is perfect for you!  So bring your voice to raise with all the other singers -- and if you play a guitar, bass, banjo or fiddle bring it along too. 

“In today’s cultural climate, an evening of singing with like minded, loving friends is good for the soul.” says Shari Jackson, Depot Executive Director. Joining our voices together in a community sing is bound to raise spirits as well. 

Feel free to come and stay or come and go.  Complimentary refreshments are served and a good time will be had by all again this year!

Events at The Depot are made possible, in part, by grants from the Norman Arts Council and the Oklahoma Arts Council.  The Hootenanny is also made possible by Skye Diers: Gingerbread Nursery School, and by friends and family of Terry Shaw.