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2nd Friday ArtWalk This Week!

 2nd Friday ArtWalk
Friday, November 13
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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Holiday Happenings
Our community shines bright during the holiday season! With family-friendly activities and traditional holiday events there is something for everyone. 
For holiday events in Carrboro, visit
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Arts Grants Available
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. 
This Month on the ArtWalk:
  • Open House at UNC Art Department, Hanes Art Center
  • Hazed Recollection by Jon David Neal at The Beehive
  • Carrboro's Mill Town Heritage at Weaver St Realty
  • Scandinavian Market Opening Reception at Ackland Museum Store
  • Photography & Trunk Show at NC Crafts Gallery
  • DSI Comedy Theater shows with Free (online) tickets
  • Opening Reception for November's Emerging Artist Susan Ford at The ArtsCenter
  • Reception for artist Amanda Charest at Perch Studios
  • Chatham Artists Guild Reception and Tour Gallery at The ArtsCenter
  • Light Up Carrboro at Townsend, Bertram & Co.
  • New directions, New Paintings at Studio Design Gallery
  • Jetty Comics Artist Talk and Release Party at Krave Kave Bar
Holiday Bazaar: Craft & Art Market

Sunday, November 15 from 1 pm to 6 pm: Come out and get all your holiday shopping done while you groove to the tunes of DJ Selector B Steady and enjoy some awesome local food trucks, drink (beer, cider, coffee & tea!), music, crafts and arts (60+ vendors) all on the Carrboro Town Commons. For more info visit:  
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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 /