Third Friday Durham is a recurring event during which the Durham art venues host free receptions. This is a great time to check out the new and continuing exhibits. Musicians and other entertainers busk on the sidewalks (moving inside during inclement weather) and many artists open their studios to visitors. It’s also a good time to check out shops and to try out a new restaurant.
You can pick up a 3rd Friday Durham map at the visitor’s center, 212 West Main Street, or download it.
Here’s some of what’s going on February 16:
Things of Lore: An Exhibition by Ian Nettleton
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Love In Durham
Museum of Durham History
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
One of the Museum of Durham History’s most popular events is back again to celebrate Love In Durham. On Friday February 16th from 6-8PM, stop by the museum to create a decorative valentine to be put on display in our gallery for all of Durham to see!
Bring photos of your family, friends, significant others, or even your pets with you to the celebration to be made into a valentine. It doesn’t matter if they live here or across the globe, celebrate whoever makes you feel Love in Durham! We will have all sorts of crafting supplies for you to use here at the museum. The finished valentines will be featured in the museum for the rest of February.
While you get crafty, enjoy a glass of wine and chocolate covered strawberries! Live music will be provided in our gazebo courtesy of Third Friday Durham.
The French Connection and More
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
~This month’s pop-up artists include Nadjib Assani, Patricia Thomas, Franco, Deborah Rosenstein, Calvin Brett, Kelly Johnston, Frank Mansaray, Jasmyn Milan, and A. Yoni Jeffries…each setting up for one night only to show their newest work.
~ “The Bull Meets the Bayou,” is a multi-venue, two-city art exhibition between Durham and New Orleans artists. Come to see the work of Kelly Johnston, Jasmyn Milan, Frank Mansaray, and A Yoni Jeffries who are participating in this project.
~Educator/activist Deborah Rosenstein’s Pop Up exhibit will feature images from her recent trip to Belarus & Poland with the Helix Project/ Yiddishkayt. Exploring what it means to search for traces of the past in the present, Deborah’s photos and text are an invitation to reflect on how we all find, create and sustain a sense of ‘hereness’ (doikayt in yiddish).
~”Mythical Animal Creatures” Art Exhibit in Room 100 with DAG Artist Maret Kunze-Roche. “Where enchantment meets vibrancy and magic, Where healing meets the color frequencies”.
~Chef Laureano Cortez will be serving up rolling tacos from his El Jefecito Food Truck