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2nd Friday ArtWalk in Carrboro & Chapel Hill This Week!

2nd Friday ArtWalk in Carrboro & Chapel Hill This Week!

 2nd Friday ArtWalk
Friday, October 9
6 pm to 9 pm
What a gorgeous time of year for ArtWalking and ArtShopping! Enjoy dinner out at a favorite restaurant while you are ArtWalking! The 2nd Friday ArtWalk features galleries, retail shops, studios, and venues throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro. Experience the creative arts scene in our community and socialize with other art lovers! Venues offer live music, food, activities, and more. Buy local art in all mediums; handmade jewelry, scarves, paper goods, ceramics, fine art, and more.
  • Click Here  for a list of participating venues this month.  
  • Click Here to print out a map and plan your ArtWalk.
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Triangular at FRANK
Join FRANK Gallery for a downtown scavenger hunt on Saturday, October 10 starting at 11 am. Clues can be picked up at FRANK. You'll discover literal three-sided objects (some of which are planted downtown). And you can create triangles: for example, by framing a church steeple through your lens. All you need is a phone and an Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook account. It's all about experimenting with photography. All photos will be virtually collected and displayed online. 
Fall 2015 Orange County Arts Commission grant applications and guidelines are now available. The deadline to apply is by 5 pm on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.
Applicants may request funds to support a variety of arts programs in the visual, performing, literary arts. CLICK HERE for more info.
This Month on the ArtWalk:
  • Halloween art by Mark Abercrombie at Krave
  • Express Yourself! Learn to Paint on the Plaza with Dan Nelson 
  • Women in Clay & FRANK:inFocus Opening Receptions at FRANK Gallery
  • Opening Reception for Matthew Ford at The ArtsCenter
  • Kate Kennedy at Vespertine & This and That 
  • Cat Moleski Acrylics at Caffé Driade 
  • Interactive Photography by Alicia Stemper at Weaver St Realty
  • 2nd Anniversary Celebration at Studio Design Gallery
  • Reception for artists Rachel Bass & Carolyn Doyle at WomanCraft
  • Opening Reception for Laura Berendsen Hughes at The ArtsCenter
  • Lucia Romano Show at The Art Therapy Institute
  • DSI Comedy Theater shows with Free (online) tickets
  • Open House at Perch Coworking Studio

IGNITE potluck + pitch is an opportunity to raise money, build community support for your idea, and make connections to local resources that may help you carry out your project. Held at Perch Coworking Studios on  Wednesday, November 11 at 6:30 pm. Your idea can be about anything but it must benefit the Orange County communities.  There are only two rules for presenters: (1) No technology can be used to present; and (2) The project must benefit the community. Submissions are due by November 1, 2015. Don't have an idea but want to help fund a great idea? Bring a dish to share! SUBMIT A PROPOSAL or learn more at 
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The Downtown Partnership manages the 2nd Friday ArtWalk for all of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership works to bring together the resources of the Town, University and downtown community to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. Contact Meg McGurk at 919-967-9440 or / 

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