October 2018 Newsletter
Join us for the free River Park Concert in Downtown Hillsborough featuring four great b ands, local artists, local beer, and local food.
The show starts at 11:30am with the Young Musicians Workshop, followed by The Walker Family Band, The Shoaldiggers, Seth Walker, and our headliner, The Wood Brothers. Bands begin at 12:30 with The Wood Brothers taking the stage around 4:30PM. The concert will be followed by music from DJ Night Boogie until 7:30PM.
All proceeds help The Hillsborough Arts Council continue to bring art and community together!  

** No weapons, no coolers, 100% ID Check for alcohol purchase, All pets must be on leash**
Hillsborough Art Walk Last Fridays: October 26
The Hillsborough Arts Council’s Hillsborough Last Fridays Art Walk showcasing the talents of local artists in walkable Historic Hip Hillsborough continues on October 26th. Park once and enjoy five art galleries, artist studios, fine jewelers, boutiques and award-winning restaurants. Many Hillsborough Last Fridays Art Walk venues will have artist and opening receptions from 6 – 9 pm.

The Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery and Gift Shop  at 102 North Churton Street presents “Paint It Orange: Plein Air Paint-Out and Wet Paint Sale” featuring local landscapes and historic sites by visiting and local artists. This reception will be held at HAC as well as C3 Hillsborough at 128 N Churton St.

The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts   at 121 North Churton Street presents “The Orange County Artist Guild Open Studio Tour Preview Show.”

The Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce   at 200 North Churton Street presents a group show by Triangle Visual Artists. 

The Hillsborough Artists Cooperative and The Skylight Gallery  at 102 West King Street present “Birds in Boxes” featuring papier mache sculpture by Joanne Ivey and assemblages by Julia Adams Scheurich and 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 works by Thomas Stevens showcasing recent plain air paintings of Riverwalk and Hillsborough as well as local landscapes, figures, portraits, drawings, and sculpture.

ENO Gallery at 100 South Churton Street presents paintings by Michael Brown and oil on paper paintings by Tezh Modarressi.

Margaret Lane Gallery  at 121 West Margaret Lane presents “Folktales, Myths and Whimsies” featuring ceramic figures by Judith Maier.

Brochures with a map of the Art Walk are available at participating venues. More info  here .
Thank you!
Thank you, from the Hillsborough Arts Council, along with our partners and sponsors, for making October a special month for the arts in Orange County. We were pleased to see so many smiling faces at the Handmade Parade. You helped us make this event a magical and exciting one this year. An extra thanks to all of the volunteers and participants who carried, rode, wheeled and wore the wonderful puppet creations.

We spent the following weekend with over thirty artists, painting on site - en plein air - all over Orange County. They created dozens of fantastic pieces of artwork that are now hanging for sale at the HAC Gallery & Gift Shop, and at C3 Hillsborough. Thank you to all the participating artists for helping to document the beauty and wonder of Orange County, and congratulations to our winners! Both locations will be open for the Last Friday Art Walk on October 26th to view the works and celebrate this exciting event.

We still have more to come before the end of 2018, Saturday October 27th we bring The Wood Brothers to River Park as part of the all day concert event. We also hope you'll join us as we wrap up another year of the Art Walk on Last Fridays in November, and the Solstice Lantern Walk this December (details coming soon!).
Meet our new Executive Director
The Hillsborough Arts Council is pleased to announce that Torey Mishoe has joined us as our new full-time Executive Director on October 15, 2018. Torey has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Management from Appalachian State University, and Masters of Art degrees in both Art History and Museum Studies from Syracuse University. Her previous employment includes Manager of FRANK Gallery in Chapel Hill, and Development Associate at North Carolina Public Radio (WUNC). Torey has been involved with the arts for most of her life and recognizes the important role of the Hillsborough Arts Council. She is a committed advocate for arts education and programming that is inclusive and accessible for all populations.
“The programs and events presented by the Hillsborough Arts Council each year are exceptional and create a rich and vibrant Hillsborough,” says Torey. “I am thrilled to be stepping into the Executive Director position and to use my experience and education to promote growth and economic prosperity in our community through arts programming and education.” 
Do you Speak Spanish? Serve on our Outreach Team
The Hillsborough Arts Council is committed to making all members of our community feel welcome at and aware of our programs and events. As part of our continued efforts to connect with Hillsborough and northern Orange County, we are seeking a Spanish-speaking volunteer to serve on our Outreach Committee, our Board of Directors or both! If you are outgoing, enjoy meeting new people, and want to promote our work, we would love to meet with you. Please email us .
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