Third Friday Durham is a recurring event during which the Durham art venues host free receptions. It takes place the 3rd Friday of the month.
The next Third Friday Durham is March 17th, 2023
This is a great time to check out the new and continuing exhibits. It’s also a good time to check out shops and to try out a new restaurant.
Most gallery receptions take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. but visit the 3rd Friday Durham Facebook page, where details will be posted.
You can also find a map and a list of events at thirdfridaydurham.org.
Street Performers on March 17
Performances from 6 to 8 p.m.
- Bailey Clemmons at Durham Arts Council
- David Lewis & Brian Munson at Durham Museum of History
- Steve Burham at Golden Belt
Third Friday Arts Events on March 17
Golden Belt Campus
800 Taylor Street, Durham
5 to 9 p.m.
- Building 2 Community Gallery: The Art of Nicholas Edward
- Great Hall: Debbie Scan | Textile Arts
- Golden Belt Arts Front Gallery: Courtney Potter and Adam Narcross
Urban Durham Realty
401 C Foster Street, Durham, NC
“Connections” — An Exhibit by Durham Artist Barbara Lee Smith
6 to 9 p.m.
Urban Durham Realty, a new Third Friday venue, has invited local mixed media artist, Barbara Lee Smith, to show her work in their handsome office spaces. Smith has a long career as a maker, writer, teacher, lecturer and curator, whose work is in many public and private collections around the world, including NC State’s Gregg Museum, as well as the Smithsonian Institutions Renwick Gallery. With an MFA in Mixed Media, Smith works with synthetic materials -Lutradur, made here in Durham – painting, collaging and stitching each work that floats on the wall. A group of smaller works will be displayed only for this event, along with the larger works for the wall.
Super G Print Lab
933 E Main Street, Durham, NC
6 to 9 p.m.
Super G Print Lab is hosting our first ever First Friday event. Join us for an open house + live screen printing — explore our new E. Main Street studio, meet the Super G team, take home an exclusive screen print, and connect with others in the printmaking community. We’ll also have a selection of work by Super G artists on-hand for purchase. Free and open to the public.
5 Points Gallery
109 E Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC
The Mind’s Eye: Third Friday Public Reception
6 to 9 p.m.
5 Points Gallery invites you to discover the multiple perspectives offered by our artists in the exhibit The Mind’s Eye. One example is the Mandala Series by Anne Heartt Gregory where paintings of fractured symmetry coalesce into new versions of the traditional motif. Join us for our Third Friday Reception March 17, 2023, 6-9pm. Meet our Triangle-based artists and view their latest works in a range of media including painting, sculpture, fused glass, and mixed media. This exhibition runs through April 15.
Downtown Art Venues
Find addresses of each of the following art venues at ThirdFridayDurham.org.
- 21c Museum Hotel
- 5 Points Gallery
- The Artisan Market @ 305
- Bull City Art & Frame Company
- Cecy’s Gallery & Studio
- Durham Art Guild Gallery & Studios @ Golden Belt
- Durham Art Guild @ SunTrust Gallery
- Durham Arts Council
- The Durham Fruit
- EUtopia Design
- Golden Belt Artist Studios
- Hex Neon
- Lyda Moore Merrick Gallery (Hayti Heritage Center)
- Outer Loop Arts
- Power Plant Gallery
- Safe Space Salon & Art Gallery
- Sherlocks Glass & Dispensary
- Through This Lens
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