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2nd Friday ArtWalk in Carrboro & Chapel Hill!

 2nd Friday ArtWalk
Friday, May 13
6 pm to 9 pm

Ackland Museum Store will be open late for this ArtWalk - until 8 pm. Great time to shop for those summer weddings and graduation parties! 
The 2nd Friday ArtWalk features galleries, retail shops, studios, and venues throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro.  Click here to see the list of venues that are participating! 

The ArtWalk is a great opportunity to experience the creative arts scene in our community, explore venues, 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 map.


Stop by WomanCraft during the ArtWalk to see live art demos.
This Month on the ArtWalk:
  • Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2016 at Ackland Art Museum
  • Pottery demonstration by Frumet Raskin-Miller at WomanCraft
  • Opening reception at The ArtsCenter by artist Pierce Boshelly
  • Artistic expressions by Refugee and Immigrant Students in Chapel Hill/Carrboro & Durham Public Schools at Art Therapy Institute
  • Opening reception at FRANK Gallery with live music 
  • Reception for Robert Votta at Perch Studios 
  • Paintings by Gillian Fink at Caffe Driade
  • Ackland Museum Store open late for the ArtWalk
  • Farley Bernholz, Ginger Holler & Daphne McLeod, Artists of The Eclectic Company at Weaver Street Realty
  • Art Reception: Paintings by Jamie McPahil at The Beehive Salon
  • New paintings by Paul Hrusovsky at Studio Design Gallery
  • Opening reception at The ArtsCenter for artist Lisa Parrott
  • Musical trio Hudson & Haw playing live on 140 West Plaza
  • Parents' Night Out at Kidzu - Enjoy 2nd Friday ArtWalk
  • Opening reception for mixed media artist Molly Cassidy at Looking Glass Cafe
The Festifall Arts Festival is a juried art show that attracts over 15,000 people and features over 100 artists; held this year on Saturday, October 1, 2016.  For the first time, Festifall is giving artists a chance to create a design for the Festifall 2016 commemorative poster. Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2016. For more details 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 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 / 
Bobby Funk