Creating a Vibrant Community Through the Arts
“Our House” and Third Fridays are Back!
That’s right. THIRD FRIDAY IS BACK!
It’s finally happening! Third Friday, Durham’s monthly gallery night, will restart tomorrow, June 18. Stop by the DAC from 6-8pm to mix and mingle on the outdoor terrace (masks not required outside; social distancing recommended), and enjoy music from Ashesh Chatterjee, performing courtesy of Downtown Durham Inc. and Sonic Pie Productions. Step inside to view the new shows from the Durham Arts Council and the Durham Art Guild. Durham Arts Council is delighted to feature “Our House”, our annual spotlight on artists from the DAC school. With this exhibit, we celebrate the work students have created through our virtual and onsite classes over the past year. The Durham Art Guild will present “Material and Embodiment”, featuring works by BR Goldstein and Tina Marcus. You can also catch the ongoing photography exhibit “Reaching Out to Durham’s Hungry” by Rhonda Klevansky – it is viewable on the windows surrounding our Pavilion lobby.
25 guests will be allowed inside the DAC at any one time – everyone must wear masks, observe social distancing and stay on the main level within the gallery spaces.
Can’t make it on Third Friday? We got you: “Our House”, and Durham Art Guild’s “Material and Embodiment”, featuring works by BR Goldstein and Tina Marcus, are available for appointment viewing as well, from June 18 – August 20. Visit SignUpGenius to review safety guidelines and reserve your visit time.
“The Arts are for EVERYONE” Spring Auction
Extended through June 20th!
Get your winning bid in today – June 20th!
Building your art collection? We have a perfect piece!
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Miss being with friends? We have a private Trolley Pub or Beer Tasting for 10 with The Glass Jug is right up your alley!!
Whatever your desire, we have something that is sure to be perfect in our The Arts are for Everyone” Spring Auction.
Check out the amazing visual arts pieces, experiences, and jewelry – this auction truly has something for EVERYONE. Get your bid in TODAY.
EXTENDED! Bidding closes on June 20th for the general public. Sustainer supporters of DAC will get the final bid on June 21st. Contact Christy Thompson for more information on how to become a sustainer.
Portrait Project Honors Those Responding to
Food Insecurity in Durham
Durham Arts Council is proud to feature the work of photographer Rhonda Klevansky, as one of multiple venues displaying portraits from her “Reaching Out to Durham’s Hungry” project. This project explores Durham’s response to hunger during COVID and the economic crisis. The series spotlights members of our community working to provide food to those in need. Rhonda’s work will be on view at the DAC through July 16. It is also on view at 21c Museum Hotel Durham, Bull McCabes, Durham Central Park, and the Museum of Durham History (through June for most locations). In the spirit of social distance, you can view all of the work outdoors, with photos in windows, on banners, and mounted on fences.
Summer Camps + Teen Intensives Enrolling NOW!
Have you been postponing an event since 2019?? It’s time to start planning your next event with Durham Arts Council! We are excited to help you plan a safe and exciting return to our facility!
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Arts Opportunities + Artist Calls
Seeking experimental movers, spoken word artists, musicians, and vocalists for an outdoor visual feast of artistry celebrating the summer of 2021 and North Carolina artists. Submit a 45-60 second video showcasing your skills for the chance to collaborate with RAPHAEL XAVIER and GARY DOURDAN on ADF’s commissioned version of KOLÂDE-XCOPE. Learn more HERE. Application Deadline: July 9
The Arts Center in Carrboro has 2 new job openings to share – Box Office Associate and Education Director. Click HERE to learn more
The “Arts on the Perquimans” festival has opened their applications. To learn more please see the registration form, rules & regulations, and and application forms HERE.
Summer Patchwork Market
AUGUST 8th 12:00-5:00 PM Durham Armory
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About the Durham Arts Council
The Durham Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and local arts agency dedicated to supporting the arts in Durham and the entire Triangle Region in North Carolina and has served the community since 1954. Each year DAC serves over 400,000 visitors and program participants, over 2,000 artists, and more than 300 arts and cultural organizations through classes, artist residencies, exhibits, festivals, grants programs, technical support, creative economy initiatives, arts advocacy, and information services.
Durham Arts Council, Inc. is a catalyst in the cultural development of Durham – it leads, inspires, and promotes excellence in and access to the creation, experience, and active support of the arts for all the people of our community. For more information call 919.560.ARTS(2787) or visit our website at www.durhamarts.org.
You Shop. They Give.
Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app, at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “Durham Arts Council Inc” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to us.
How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
3. Select “Durham Arts Council Inc” as your charity
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app
Stay up-to-date with the latest opening information and resources related to COVID-19.
The Arts are involved COVID-19 research. Read more HERE.