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2nd Friday ArtWalk in Carrboro & Chapel Hill!

2nd Friday ArtWalk this week on Friday, May 12 from 6 pm to 9 pm

With 21 events on the 2nd Friday ArtWalk this month, it's a great time to shop for Moms and Grads! (Hint: Mother's Day is on Sunday, May 14). The 2nd Friday ArtWalk lets you experience the creative arts scene in our community, explore venues, and socialize with other art lovers on the ArtWalk. 

Buy local art in all mediums; handmade jewelry, scarves, paper goods, ceramics, fine art, and more. 2nd Friday ArtWalk events and activities are free and open to all.

Print an ArtWalk map and plan your ArtWalk! For complete information on these events, visit

This Month on the ArtWalk:

  • Time Will Tell: Selected Works by the MFA Class of 2017 at Ackland Art Museum
  • Cirque du Plaza on the 140 West Plaza
  • Open Studio at Studio Design Gallery
  • Art Opening & Free Beer Tasting at Imbibe
  • Susan Gartrell: Spirit Creatures at Ackland Museum Store
  • The Redheaded Ladies Reception at Beehive Salon
  • Max Mayo Artist Reception at Krave
  • Opening Reception: May Featured Artists and Guests at FRANK Gallery
  • Opening Reception for Nico Amortegui at The ArtsCenter
  • Natural Persons in Charcoal at Caffe Driade
  • Make a Community Quilt at the 140 West Plaza
  • Wendy H. Wilkins Reception at WomanCraft
  • Opening Reception for May's Emerging Artist Meredith Bridges at The ArtsCenter
  • Pickle Pie Pottery at Dwell Real Estate
  • Chapel Hill High Art Club Exhibit at Cameron's
  • Opening Reception for Cultural Fabric at FRANK Gallery
  • Shannon Bueker's Tribute to artist Alex O'Connor at North Carolina Crafts Gallery
  • Works by jphono at Perch Studios
  • Chapel Hill Wood Turners Exhibit at the Horace Williams House 
  • Recent Art & Photography Works by Fred Good and Hollie Taylor
  • Special Sale of Items from Guatemala at Cameron's

The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership brings 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. We coordinate the 2nd Friday ArtWalk for all of Chapel Hill & Carrboro. Contact Meg McGurk at 919-967-9440 or / 

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