The last Friday of every month, rain or shine, Downtown Hillsborough showcases its art scene with the Last Fridays Art Walk from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Explore art galleries, artist studios, fine jewelers, boutique shops and award winning restaurants. The activity takes place mostly on and around Churton Street, between West Margaret Lane and West Queen Street.
You can find a map and information on each participating venue on Hillsborough Arts Council’s website.
Keep reading to see what’s going on at some of the venues October 25th, 2019.
102 North Churton Street
12 – 4 pm Wednesday through Saturday
Committed to providing a unique shopping experience in downtown Historic Hillsborough, the Gallery offers a venue for emerging and mid-career artists to exhibit and sell their work. In addition, HAC’s Gift Shop offers a beautiful and varied selection of well-priced gift items: wood, pottery, glass, fiber, note cards, jewelry, metalwork, birdhouses, calendars, art prints, linens and hand-painted silk scarves.
Presents “Reseeding the Future,” a rich pallet of color, texture and Nature’s beauty. Three flower design artists Libby Outlaw, Xander Stewart and Katherine Hoke have created large grapevine pieces, wreaths, arrangements and pressed flower pieces from the bounty of the season’s gardens.
HAC is also celebration a special exhibition at C3 Hillsborough:
Hillsborough Arts Council and Orange County Arts Commission at C3 Hillsborough, 128 North Churton Street presents “Paint it Orange: Plein Air Paint Out and Wet Paint Sale.” This program, brought to you by Application Architects, will feature up to two paintings from 40+ artists who will be painting scenes of Orange County throughout the week. Find out more about this special event here.
121 North Churton Street
January through March: 10 am – 6 pm Monday through Saturday
12 – 4 pm Sunday.
April through December: 10 am – 6 pm Monday through Thursday. 10 am – 9 pm Friday & Saturday. 12 – 4 pm Sunday.
Founded in 2006, the gallery is owned and operated by 22 local artists, featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery and fiber and textile arts.
Presents a preview exhibition for the Orange County Artists Guild Open Studio Tour. Hillsborough Gallery members Linda Carmel, Ali Givens, Eduardo Lapetina, Alice Levinson, Michael Salemi, Jason Smith, and Pringle Teetor are included in a preview show for the Orange County Studio Tour. This marks the 25th year that the Orange County Artists Guild will host its Annual Open Studio Tour. During the first two weekends in November, ninety-five artists located throughout Orange County, including Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, and surrounding areas will be participating in this juried event and opening their studios so visitors will have the opportunity to see where their creativity happens!
102 West King Street
Open: Hillsborough Art Walk Last Fridays, 6 – 9 pm;
Saturdays and Sundays, noon – 5PM; and by appointment.
The Hillsborough Artists Cooperative, founded in 1992, is upstairs over Antonia’s Restaurant. Studio artists are Jayne Bomberg and Tom Guthrie (The Studio of Collective Effervescence), Jennifer E. Miller, Andrea DeGette, Jacquelin Liggins, Roberta Wallace, and Nan Kuney.
Annie Nashold, “Stories That Are Ours” involving acrylic mixed media and collaged works from her “Beating Hearts” and “Hauntings” series. These narrative portraits have emerged from interviews and family archives where the ordinary are shown with all their beauty, uniqueness, complexity, magic, and mystery.
114 West King Street
Tuesday – Friday 4 pm – 12 am; Saturday 3 pm – 12 am; Sunday 3 – 10 pm
Located just off Churton Street in Historic Hillsborough NC Yonder (formerly King Street Bar) has a warm inviting atmosphere with great cocktails and friendly staff.
“New Works” by artists Cade Carlson, collage and spray paint, and Andy Hunt, charcoal and paint illustrations on wood.
126 West King Street
Open for Last Fridays, special events and receptions, serendipity, and by appointment.
Thomas Stevens Gallery presents a variety of works by artist, bricoleur, and mayor Tom Stevens, including colorful landscapes of the Hillsborough area.Presents distinctly local landscapes and evocative figures, portraits, drawings, and sculpture by artist Thomas Stevens.
100 South Churton Street
Open Tuesday to Saturday 12:30-5 pm and 1-4 pm on Sundays.
Contemporary Fine Art in the Heart of Historic Hillsborough.
121 West Margaret Lane
Open Wednesday through Sunday; visit the website for special event hours
Features local artists working in a variety of media. Oils, acrylics, photography, mixed media, collage, watercolors, colored pencils, stained glass, paper mache’, polymer clay, jewelry, fibers, and other media. Free children’s art corner so they can create while you browse.
Presents “Off to Dreamland,” featuring the ceramic companions of Judith Maier. She will be accompanied by other local artists including Ashley Armstrong, Kevin Bell, Beverly Currence, Michi Doan, April Dukes, Karin Tilly Dungee, David Knox, Ray LaMantia, Rebecca Lemell, Joseph Mareka, Carol McCanna, Jackie Rimmler and Sam Williams.