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December 2019

Night Market 2019: co-produced by The Durham Hotel and Vert & Vogue

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Durham Hotel, 315 E. Chapel Hill Street
Durham, 27701
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Join us for the third annual Night Market at The Durham Hotel, where friends and neighbors gather to celebrate the season with festive drinks and gift shopping. Check off your to-do list with thoughtful gifts from top local retailers and makers while you enjoy champagne and eggnog from the bar. This year’s Night Market will raise awareness and funds for non-profit, NC Field, which supports farmworker families in Eastern North Carolina. Proceeds from ticket sales and generous donations from our…

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Carolina Boxer Rescue Benefit – Wood Burning Workshop

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Durty Bull Brewing Company, 206 Broadway Street
Durham, 27701
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Wood Burning Workshop to create your own adorable hand made Christmas Ornament just in time for the holidays! Come hang out with us and burn this Original Design Collaboration between Jeanette Egan, wood burning artist and Kristyn Pritchard of the Carolina Boxer Rescue. All the supplies provided to have a wonderful introduction to this rustic craft. Kits include a wood burning tool to use for the class; wood slices, stencils, carbon paper and safety gear. Cost of class is $40…

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Homeward Bound

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Power Plant Gallery, 320 Blackwell St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Homeward Bound A one-night exhibition & readings featuring work by students from Durham School of the Arts December 4, 2019, 6pm-8pm Boiler Room at the Power Plant Gallery Dessert reception. Readings will begin about 6:45pm To be homeward bound is an act of returning. It is not limited to physical acts, such as driving home for the holidays, but can be a journey of emotional and spiritual return, reconnection, and recognition. The student works included in this one-night exhibition and…

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Godchild

December 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until January 1, 2020

21C Hotel, 111 N Corcoran St
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Divinity and art in the Western world have worked together to create a set of toxic ideals, one in which Whiteness is the sole standard of beauty and the genesis of Christianity. Anything ‘other’ is unworthy of God’s love and feeling beautiful. In this photographic series artist Kennedi Carter attempts to rewrite this narrative by injecting Blackness into these historically White spaces, to create a story that represents Blackness as beautiful and queerness as holy.

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Christmas Tree Garden at American Tobacco

December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
American Tobacco Campus, 300 Blackwell
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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On Display December 6-30 Diamond View Park 318 Blackwell Street Trees are illuminated from 530-11 pm nightly 20 Christmas Trees on Diamond View Park artfully designed by American Tobacco Tenants and Community Partners. The perfect place for a holiday stroll!  

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Liberty Arts Holiday Show/Party

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Liberty Arts, 918 Pearl Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Come to our Studio at 918 Pearl Street in Durham to find the holiday gift that means more on so many levels. Quality handcrafted items are always appreciated and supporting your local artists supports your community! Liberty Arts Artists are busy creating those pieces for you now. We're also bringing in some of our favorite local artists to add to the joy of the season. You'll find first-class handmade items in metal, glass, wood, clay and paper - some in…

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Public Dedication of the New Pedestrian Crosswalk Designs

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Durham Central Park, 501 Foster Street
Durham, 27701
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Three vibrant Art-Deco inspired pedestrian crosswalk designs will be installed on Downtown Durham’s Blackwell, Corcoran and Foster Streets on November 19 – 25, 2019. The ground plane art is the third major project of the Durham SmART Vision Plan -- connecting the cultural hubs/districts in downtown Durham through creative placemaking. Local artist Mary Carter Taub designed the Pedestrian Crosswalk installations for three locations: American Tobacco Campus at Blackwell/Vivian St., Durham Armory to Marriott/Convention Center on Foster Street; and Durham Central…

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Triple Stop Holiday Market

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Artisan Market at 305, 305 E. Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Free

Visit three Downtown Durham Art Galleries for unique, local gift ideas. Items made by over 100 artists and makers will be available for purchase between the three locations. Meet NC artists and Makers at the shops too!

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Friday Reception – Solo Exhibit – Doug Tabb: What Did I Just See?

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2019

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 22, 2019

The public is invited to a reception for WHAT DID I JUST SEE? The solo exhibit of talented 5 Points Gallery artist Doug Tabb. Doug employs a disturbing array of materials and methods, including clay, unusual firing methods, and “found objects.” This basically makes him dirty, underhanded, and possibly kleptomaniacal. Yet he brings these materials and methods together in such a way as to beguile, shock, and inveigle the viewer ...the cad! An overstuffed feast for the eyes as well…

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Art Exhibit — “Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South”

December 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until December 21, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 21, 2019

American Tobacco Campus, 300 Blackwell
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Southbound comprises fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and…

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