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Creating a Vibrant Community Through the Arts
We are so excited to bring you the Durham Art Walk Holiday Market!
Nov. 20-21, at the Durham Arts Council and other downtown sites.
The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market is a festive fine arts and crafts event that kicks off the holiday season in downtown Durham! Art lovers can shop local artists, take in some live music, dine at world-class restaurants, and more, all at easily strollable venues in the Durham city center. The Holiday Market is the perfect transition from the harvest to the holidays! Free and family friendly!
Durham Arts Council has proudly produced Art Walk since 2004. For 2021, the Art Walk Holiday Market festival features include indoor and outdoor exhibitors, live performances, delicious local food truck fare, and more! Stay tuned as event features are updated in the coming weeks!
If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign up here. Masks will be required indoors at all venues and outdoors at artists' booths. Temperature checks and social distancing will be required at the Durham Arts Council building and the Durham Armory.
The Durham Art Walk Holiday Market Thanks Our Generous Sponsors:
Graphic Design Sponsor:
Durham Coca Cola
WUNC Public Radio
Arts Advocate Sponsors:
Durham Parks and Recreation
North Carolina Songwriters Co-op
Sign Up for One of Our Exhibit Tours!
Join us for Pieces of Light, a photography exhibition curated from the diverse perspectives of forty-seven regional artists collaborating with the Six Feet Photography Project . Pieces of Light, held in conjunction with Click! Photography Festival, will be on view in the DAC Allenton and Semans Galleries. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Pieces of Light photographers used their cameras as a tool for connecting intimately with their daily lives, the natural world, and their immediate communities. This exhibition runs through November 27, 2021, and can also be viewed by appointment.
While you're at DAC, don't miss the Durham Art Guild's 67th Annual Juried Exhibition, opening the same evening in the SunTrust Gallery.
*Masks are required inside the DAC building.
The Durham Art Guild presents the 67th Annual Juried Exhibition at SunTrust Gallery inside the Durham Arts Council building. This is the Guild’s longest-running, largest, and most impressive annual exhibition featuring the work of 67 regional artists working in a variety of mediums and styles.
This exhibition will be on view in person through advanced appointments following safety guidelines October 7 – November 30, 2021.
3rd Friday Durham Public Reception – Nov 19th 6-8pm
The online version of this exhibition and the Peoples’ Choice Award online voting will go live soon and will be linked here.
Mark Your Calendars!
Winter Class Registration Opens December 3rd at 10am.
New Classes Include:
Adult Visual Arts
Handmade Stamps (Ages 14 + up)
Modern Mending (Ages 16 + up)
Intro to Graphic Design (Ages 16 + up)
Adventures in Wonderland (Ages 5-7)
Twisted Fairy Tales (Ages 8-12)
Devising Theatre (Ages 13-18)
Caregiver/Child: Improv Storytelling with Puppets (Ages 5-10)
Have you been postponing an event since 2019?? Book at DAC today!
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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Don't miss the latest blog post by our Piedmont Laureate, Kelly Starling Lyon.
Arts Opportunities + Artist Calls
The City of Durham's Cultural and Public Art Program (the “City”) and Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) are seeking artists or artist teams with experience in creating public art that fosters a unique sense of place based on community-informed designs for the New Athletic Park on Hoover Road to support a welcoming user-experience. The selected artist or artist team will have a total public art project budget of $50,000, including artist fees, artist-design, community engagement, fabrication, and documentation of the artwork on site.
Deadline: Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST
Request For Qualifications Document is located here.
The Public Art Committee (PAC) is accepting new member applications for two vacancies, with membership terms ending on 6/30/2023 and 6/30/2024.
New Member Applications are due Friday, December 3, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Our Contact Information
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.