2nd Friday Art Walk
Every month from 6pm-9pm in Chapel Hill & Carrboro, this self-guided art tour recently celebrated 10 years! As the 2nd Friday Art Walk continues to grow and draw community involvement and national interest, it allows local artists to find community venues to display their talents and receive the recognition they deserve; while bringing people to our business districts to shop, eat, and be entertained!
Ackland Art Museum & Ackland Museum Store
100 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill
The Ackland Art Museum's permanent collection consists of more than 16,000 works of art, featuring North Carolina's premier collections of Asian art and works of art on paper, as well as significant collections of European masterworks, twentieth-century and contemporary art, African art, and North Carolina pottery. The Ackland organizes more than a dozen special exhibitions a year. The Museum participates in the ArtWalk on special occasions; check the calendar to the right for details.
The Ackland Museum Store carries an inventory of products related to the Ackland’s permanent collection and changing exhibitions, including home wares such as pottery, glass, and metalwork; jewelry, textiles, and accessories; children’s toys and books; stationery; and art books. A dedicated gallery space features rotating exhibitions of original artworks in a variety of media by local and regional artists and artisans.
200 N. Greensboro Street, D-6, Carrboro
The Art Therapy Institute (ATI) brings art to the places people are every day. ATI improves access to mental health services for diverse populations and promotes education and awareness about art therapy. Their initiatives include Master's-level clinical work in community settings, educational workshops, presenting at professional conferences, community art shows, community collaboration and partnerships with nonprofit and governmental agencies, universities, and public schools.
105 E. Main Street, Carrboro
jeanmarie griffin is a lifelong artist and designer/master tailor. a remix art gallery combines jeanmarie's talents and skills into a wide range of upcycled clothing, accessories, artworks, and more. You'll find art that is described as: Edgy but Finished; Raw yet Tailored; Bohemian and Cutting edge; Whimsical and Fun.
300-G E. Main Street, Carrboro
The ArtsCenter is much more than just the building from which the explosion of creativity emanates. The ArtsCenter is fortunate to have dedicated, passionate folks who believe in the mission to serve the community and arts through education, exhibition and performance.
102 E. Weaver Street, Carrboro
The Beehive Salon has been in business in the heart of downtown Carrboro for over 10 years. The Beehive's mission is to offer clients creative, professional services in a warm, inviting space, where staff work as a team. Offering haircuts, styles, color & highlights. The Beehive Salon features local artists works - often with an off-beat flair.
1215A E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
With Coffee roasted right down the street in Carrboro, by Carrboro Coffee Roasters, the emphasis has always been on quality & freshness. Caffe Driade offers their walls to local & regional artists to share their work with customers. Whether artist are interested in selling their work or not; the monthly installments are a way for artists to increase their exposure to a very large population, all the while decorating the Caffe with their evocative work!
301 W. Main St, Carrboro
Carrboro, commonly referred to as the “Paris of the Piedmont” takes pride in being known as a community rich in cultural and economic diversity. The town hall is a venue for events, festivals and gatherings.
100 N. Greensboro St, Carrboro
The Carrboro Century Center opened in March 2001 and is the home to the Recreation and Parks Department and the Carrboro Police Department. It offers numerous meeting rooms and displays an ever-evolving collection of work by community members.
1215 E. Franklin St, Chapel Hill
The Chapel Hill Focal Point Gallery is a contemporary Art Gallery operated by NC artists. Fine Art and Fine Craft. Situated next door to Caffe Driade. Come by and see original art by local artists.
117 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
Creative Metalsmiths is a gallery of unique, custom designed jewelry from the collections of D.H. Johnson and Kim Maitland of Creative Metalsmiths. The aim of the gallery is to promote unique metalwork with the artists who create it in a fashion that encourages collectors and a clientele who are interested in production, limited edition and one-of-a -kind pieces. Stop by the store to see a complete line of finished pieces, wedding bands, including mokume wedding bands, wedding and engagement ring sets, and a collection of loose gem stones that are available.
406 E Main Street,
Carrboro, NC 27510
The Fleet Feet Sports FITLOSOPHY™ is their commitment to helping you find the proper FIT for your running shoes, to assisting you in determining how running, walking, or an active lifestyle fits into your life. Their process begins by ensuring that runners and walkers of all abilities (and ages) are fit with the proper footwear, sports bras and technical apparel to meet their individual needs. They can also help you find solutions for inserts, socks, and sports bras.
109 E Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
The mission of the Franklin Street Arts Collective is to support the arts community of Chapel Hill and the region, strengthen community appreciation of the arts through educational outreach, and promote Chapel Hill and North Carolina as a major arts destination. Drop in and visit the exhibitions and displays. FRANK holds receptions for opening exhibits on the ArtWalk nights.
200 N. Greensboro St #A-11, Carrboro
We are not a pawn shop. When you enter either of our stores for the first time, you will be pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome you receive; the classical music playing in the background and the education of the entire process ensuring that you make an informed sell, whether it is to us or someone else. You can have a seat at our counter and watch us sort through your items. We will sort them into categories depending on the metal and karat. We weigh each category right in front of you and price it according to the day’s market (or London Fix). You can then decide if you want to sell or not – there is no obligation, and our feelings will not be hurt should you decide to price check; in fact, we encourage it. The entire process generally takes about 10 minutes.
401 E. Main St, Carrboro
Jessee's Coffee & Bar proudly roasts their own Espresso and Coffee. Come in to eat and drink, all day long: offering breakfast, brunch on Sunday, wine and beer. Sourcing ingredients from local growers, bakers and breweries. Displaying art works by local artists in the restaurant gallery.
901 W Main St., Carrboro
Built in the 1930s, Johnny’s functioned first as a grocery store, became a bait & tackle shop, transformed into an community center with an emphasis on art and chickens, and currently serves the public as a country store specializing in local produce, dairy and baked items, gluten free items, with a nice selection of beer and wine and really great coffee. Come and see us.
Open 7-7, 8 days a week.
100 E Weaver St., Carrboro
We're a family of 5 coffeehouses in Chapel Hill, Durham, & Carrboro.
We take great pride in serving excellent coffee. Our staff are glad to see you and will always serve your coffee with a smile!
We always carry locally sourced products when available.
212 W. Main St., Carrboro
The North Carolina Crafts Gallery is an independently owned retail gallery that features a wide selection of pottery and gifts handcrafted exclusively by North Carolina artists and craftsmen.You’ll find contemporary and traditional pottery, blown glass, wood turnings, jewelry, metalwork, toys, folk art, garden art, kaleidoscopes, baskets, fiber art and more.The Crafts Gallery typically hosts two shows per month. Shows begin the first day of every month and give the featured artist the opportunity to showcase an entire body of work. Customers are often able to meet the featured artists during the ArtWalks.
405 1/2 W. Rosemary St., Chapel Hill
Nightlight is a tiny-art land vortex run by low-income party people, a dedicated task force of well-wishers and sympathizers. The whole operation is backed up by a fabulous community of fans and music lovers who support experimentation! Offering a space for all genres of music, jams, dance parties, art shows, and more.
101 South Greensboro St., Carrboro
Open Eye really has lived up to the moniker “Carrboro’s living room,” with comfy couches and chairs and a welcoming ambience in the heart of downtown Carrboro. The walls are adorned with local artists works; the Cafe also offers free live music, coffee and wine tastings.
403 W. Rosemary St, Chapel Hill
The Standard is your local bar / pizza bistro that offers delicious fresh food, fine spirits and and a wide variety of local craft beers with a relaxing atmosphere at affordable prices. The restaurant displays a wide medium of arts by local artists - stop by for each ArtWalk as the art changes often!
118 East Main St, Carrboro
This & That is located in the heart of downtown Carrboro provides unique quality products and superior customer service. Offering an eclectic mix including handcrafted jewelry, pottery, nightlights, greeting cards, journals, Carrboro T-shirts, and a variety of other wacky gadgets and goodies. Sharing space with Vespertime, they also feature a new local artist each month during the Second Friday Artwalk.
118 B East Main Street, Carrboro
Vespertine is located in Carrboro and offers many items of jewelry for sale and locally made soaps and bath treats, hand silk-screened cards etc. and many other wonderful items. Please come and visit and browse A colorful space filled with handmade lovely-ness! They share displayed artwork space with This & That Gift Gallery next door.
116 E Main St, Carrboro
Weaver St Realty's philosphy is that the art of doing business is more than just buying and selling. They believe that business is about people; who they are, what they stand for, and what they contribute to the world. They have been buying and selling homes, land and farms, in Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Orange and Chatham Counties since 1982.
108.5 Henderson St, Upstairs, Chapel Hill
Zogs Pool Hall is an Artsy, Dog-Friendly, New Orleans-Style dive bar in downtown Chapel Hill. Pool, darts, boards games, beer tastings, crazy drinks, weird art, craft box, good times, great friends, no snobs, free popcorn. End your ArtWalk here for a guaranteed good time - you'll get the opportunity to create your own art!
Celebrating 10 years in Chapel Hill & Carrboro in 2012!
ArtWalk venues include offices, service businesses, retail shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, and art galleries/museums. Thinking of becoming a venue? More Details Here.
The 2nd Friday Art Walk is managed by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and is open to venues throughout our entire Chapel Hill & Carrboro community.