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2nd Friday ArtWalk Adds New Venues & Holiday Shopping Events

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 The 2nd Friday ArtWalk takes place in Carrboro and Chapel Hill from 6 pm - 9 pm on the second Friday of every month. Now featuring 35 local venues, it offers a great opportunity to experience the creative arts scene in our community, explore venues and businesses throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro, as well as socialize with other art lovers! Many of the venues have live music, food, activities, and other art related entertainment. 


  • 3 Birds Marketing - an automotive marketing software developer, has a rotating community art gallery located in their lobby at 505-B West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. 
  • ABAN (A Ban Against Neglect) - is a non-profit dedicated to empowering young mothers in Ghana by selling unique, handmade products from recycled materials. Office located at 118 E. Main St. Suite #206 in Carrboro.
  • Sophie and Mollies Boutique - a woman's clothing and accessories fashion boutique, located at 431 West Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. 
  • Vinyl Perk - Where the music meets the bean! Vinyl record store and pourover coffee bar located at 709 West Rosemary Street in Carrboro.


The 2nd Friday ArtWalk venues on Friday, November 14 and Friday, December 12 will feature products by artists perfect for gift-giving this holiday season. Even the hardest to shop for on your list will love hand-made, artistic items! Venues will offer unique jewelry, scarves, handmade paper goods, ceramics, woodwork objects, fine art, and more.  


Friday, November 14: While enjoying the 2nd Friday ArtWalk, experience Light Up Carrboro; the kickoff event for the busy holiday shopping season in downtown Carrboro. Many Carrboro businesses will stay open later on this evening; with holiday lights and decorations  up to welcome patrons. A great evening to enjoy the ArtWalk and begin your holiday shopping! The evening will include the tree lighting in front of Townsend Bertram & Company at Carr Mill Mall at 7:30 pm. 


The 2nd Friday ArtWalk provides local artists with venues to display their talents; while bringing people to our business districts to shop, eat, and be entertained! Participating venues can be offices, service businesses, retail shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, and art galleries/museums. The 2nd Friday ArtWalk is managed by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and is open to venues throughout our Chapel Hill & Carrboro community.

Meg McGurk