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Dream Up Downtown: Inspiring Innovative Spaces moving conversation

Tonight, the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership held its 2nd of four moving conversations inspired by urbanist and community activist Jane Jacobs. This moving conservation, called Inspiring Innovative spaces, focused on existing and planned spaces downtown that promote interactions to spark ideas. Jacobs noted that the most successful public spaces are those with intense use nearby.

Public Art in the Yates Motor Co. Building: Same Message, Different Methods

When the former Yates Motor Co. Building was taken over on November 13th it was in the process of becoming the temporary home of an art installation for the holiday season - an effort led by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership. Those events derailed the art installation, but did not curtail it. The art installation will be unveiled this Friday, December 9th, 2011. The road has not been an easy one as described in this blog post by Meg McGurk of the Downtown Partnership.

Orange County Arts Commission Open House

The Orange County Arts Commission will welcome friends and visitors to its new location at the Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, from 3-6 pm.
Please stop by and say hello as the Arts Commission begins its work at its new home. Same board,same mission statement and same program director, Martha Shannon, but new digs that we’d love for you to see.
Food, cold refreshments, music and art.
Parking in the back of the Bentley Building
RSVP to Martha Shannon, Orange County Arts Commission
501 West Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27516


Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 11:00am to 2:00pm


501 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill

Blue - A Benefit for Chapel Hill's Murals

Via Facebook:

Ernest Dollar
Friday, March 27, 2009
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Horace Williams House
610 E. Rosemary Street
Chapel Hill, NC


Come to the Horace Williams House for a fun night. Food, music, auction of original artworks - all going to benefit the restoration of Chapel Hill's murals. The theme is blue. Blue drinks, blue food, blues music. We're hoping to raise funds to restore the first mural painted in Chapel Hill, the "Starry Night" a pointillism interpretation of Franklin Street at night.

It is part of the ongoing Painted Walls Project that seeks to save Chapel Hill's unique landmarks.


Friday, March 27, 2009 - 2:00pm


Horace Williams House, 610 E. Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill

Our Stories, In Focus - A Community Art and History Project

From the Chapel Hill Public Arts Commission web site.

Share your personal stories and family mementos as part of the Town’s 2009 Community Art and History Project. We invite you to bring your piece of history (a photo, a letter, etc.) to any of our four community workshops listed below, where we will scan or photograph your item to be included in a community “tapestry” created by local artists Leah Sobsey and Lynn Bregman-Blass. Your memento will be returned to you on the spot. Further explore your personal and community history at these workshops by participating in oral history, genealogy, journal writing and story circle sessions.


Saturday, March 28, 2009 - 8:00am to 12:00pm


Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro



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