June 2018 Newsletter
Art Walk & "The Walls We Build"/artist UNITED: 6/29
Hillsborough Art Walk Last Fridays showcases the talents of local artists in walk able historic Hillsborough. Park once and enjoy art galleries, artist studios, boutiques and award-winning restaurants.

Many of this month's venues will have opening receptions from 6 to 9 pm and are part of a collaboration with Triangle-wide Art Walks united in one goal - to tell the story of "The Walls We Build". The goal is to examine the kinds of walls that we build in our communities: social, economic, physical, political, and metaphorical. The intent is to promote understanding in hope of dismantling the many walls that divide us from one another. Click here to learn more about this effort and artist UNITED.

The Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery and Gift Shop   at 102 North Churton Street presents "The Walls We Build" featuring paintings by Mimi Proctor Games, JoAnne McDonough and Brenda Brokaw as part of artist UNITED.
The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts   at 121 North Churton Street presents “Mindfulness”
featuring paintings by Eduardo Lapetina and Jude Lobe and sculpture by Jason Smith.   
The Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce   at 121 North Churton Street, Ste. 1C, presents jewelry by Hollie Taylor and paintings by Ruth Ananda. 
The Hillsborough Artists Cooperative and The Skylight Gallery   at 102 West King Street present a group show as part of artist UNITED's “The Walls We Build” as well as art by studio artists Jayne Boomberg, Tom Guthrie, Jennifer E. Miller, Andrea DeGette, Mame Cotter and Jacquelin Liggins.  
Thomas Stevens Gallery   at 126 West King Street presents “The Walls We Build: Occaneechi” featuring paintings and drawings by Thomas Stevens inspired by the palisade of the replica Occaneechi village in Hillsborough and part of artist UNITED.
ENO Gallery at 100 South Churton St. presents “Unite and Illuminate”, a group exhibit based on the artist UNITED theme “The Walls We Build” featuring Kenneth Nkosi, Bill Brown, Alexis Lavine, Tinka Jordy, Donn Young and Katy Bowler.
Margaret Lane Gallery   at 121 West Margaret Lane presents “Ancient Walls” a group artist UNITED show featuring art by Jillian Goldberg, Sharon Barnes, Kevin Flynn Bell, Debi Drew, David Knox and others.
K’s Closet   at 200 North Churton Street presents an artisan marketplace of locally handcrafted art and gifts from over 70 local makers.
Orange County Historical Museum at 201 North Churton Street presents children’s art projects .
Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston at 106 South Churton Street presents North Carolina-themed photography by Frank Doolan.
The Paynter Law Firm at 106 South Churton Street, Suite 200, presents “Free Spirit Freedom” part of the artist UNITED “The Walls We Build” exhibit.
Cedar Walk Wellness Center at 147 West King Street presents “Bridging the Gap” featuring mixed media by Molly Cassidy.
Brochures with a map of the Art Walk are available at participating venues. More information is available  here .
Last Fridays - Johnny White & the Elite Band: 6/29
Join us at the Historic Orange County Courthouse lawn with Johnny White and the Elite Band ! Johnny White, four soulful female backup singers and the band make up one of the top show bands in the southeast combining t he smoothness of Luther Vandross with the soulfulness of Aretha Franklin. Wear your dancing shoes as they are known for their high energy choreography. The band plays from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. Please be sure to visit downtown and West End retail shops and restaurants and check out the exhibits on the Hillsborough Art Walk Last Fridays while you are in town! Learn more about Last Fridays and the full season lineup here .
Hillsborough Handmade Parade: 10/14
This fall, marks our 7th bi-annual Hillsborough Handmade Parade, a grassroots community participatory celebration that includes wild costumes, giant puppets, stilt-walkers, and marching bands. This year's theme is "Magical Menagerie on the Eno.” Register for puppet and costume making workshops and stay tuned to learn about how you can volunteer behind the scenes or the costumes here .
River Park Concert with The Wood Brothers: 10/27
We are incredibly excited to officially announce the artists for our third annual River Park Concert in downtown Hillsborough! The Wood Brothers and Seth Walker with local favorites The Shoaldiggers, The Walker Family Band and Night Boogie will be performing at River Park on October 27.

Mark your calendars now for this free event that brings together local artists, businesses, and the community in celebration of our beautiful town. The River Park Concert is a volunteer-driven, grassroots event. Stay tuned here and here to learn more about the event.
Last Fridays and Gift Shop Volunteers Needed!
We could not do what we do without the support of dedicated community volunteers! If you love Hillsborough, the arts and meeting new people, we'd love to talk with you about how you can get involved.

We have immediate needs for Last Fridays volunteers and Gift Shop volunteers. T ogether, we will thoughtfully consider how we can best match your interests, skills, and availability to these opportunities. and others in the fall. We look forward to hopefully meeting you soon!  Please contact programs@hillsboroughartscouncil.org to learn more.
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