Windows on Chapel Hill


Downtown Chapel Hill storefronts come to life with site-specific installations by local artists! A collaborative project between the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, Town of Chapel Hill Public and Cultural Arts Office, and smArts Creative Programs & Events brings eye-catching pop-up art displays to downtown storefronts, promotes artists in our community and further establish downtown Chapel Hill as a dynamic space for art.

Since 2011 Windows on Chapel Hill has installed 24 different artists' pop-up art installations throughout downtown. Installations have included interactive video, dance, music, and even a scavenger hunt. Installations have 'popped out' from empty storefronts at times and taken to the sidewalks, railings, and front steps of buildings. 

Artists interested in being considered for a Windows on Chapel Hill installation should contact Meg McGurk at 919-967-9440 or for details. 

Previous Press:

Local Storefronts to Host Windows on Chapel Hill Art Exhibitions - Daily Tar Heel, March 23, 2014
Window's on Chapel Hill Reception at Lantern Restaurant -, March 26, 2014
Knots Landing:Macrame on Display - Chapel Hill News, May 30, 2014

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For more information on how to create store front installations in your community, Triangle ArtWorks has created a Pop Up Tool Kit.

Additionally, an art wrapped Transit bus by Chapel Hill artist Mary Carter Taub entitled Mobile Mural is traveling downtown routes for since March 2013 as part of the Town’s Downtown Art Program in partnership with the Orange County Arts Commission.

Windows on Chapel Hill is made possible by funds from the Town of Chapel Hill's Public and Cultural Arts Office. To support this and other arts initiatives in our community please make a donation to Friends of Chapel Hill Parks & Recreation 

Windows on Chapel Hill is curated by Sarah Wolfe of smArts Creative Programs & Events. Producing creative, engaging and affordable programs and events that help exemplify and/or promote an organization, business or individual’s work and goals. More Info

Past Installations