Hillsborough's Art Walk

Last Fridays


Downtown Historic Hillsborough, NC


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Hillsborough Art Walk Last Fridays happens rain or shine!

NOVEMBER 29, 2019, 6-9PM

Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery & Gift Shop

102 North Churton Street

(919) 643-2500
12 – 4 pm Wednesday through Saturday, 1 - 5 pm Sunday



Committed to providing a unique shopping experience in downtown Historic Hillsborough, the Gallery offers a venue for emerging and mid-career artists to exhibit and sell their work. In addition, HAC's Gift Shop offers a beautiful and varied selection of well-priced gift items: wood, pottery, glass, fiber, note cards, jewelry, metalwork, birdhouses, calendars, art prints, linens and hand-painted silk scarves. 


Presents “2020 Artists,”  a preview show of the artists who will exhibit in the HAC Gallery during 2020. Artists include Erin Bell, Judy Grant, Laura Hughes, Emily Lees, Elaine O'Neil, Sudie Rakusin, Amanda Richardson, Suzan Scribner-Reed, Greg Smith, Carol Strickland, Dorothy Whitmore, and Debra Wuliger.


HAC is also celebrating a special exhibition at C3 Hillsborough:

Hillsborough Arts Council and Orange County Arts Commission at C3 Hillsborough, 128 North Churton Street presents "Paint it Orange: Plein Air Paint Out Wet Paint Sale." This program, brought to you by Application Architects, features over 100 paintings from 50+ artists who painted scenes of Orange County in September. On view through November. The November Art Walk is the LAST CHANCE to shop the Wet Paint Sale!


Hillsborough Gallery of Arts

121 North Churton Street

(919) 732-5001

January through March: 10 am – 6 pm Monday through Saturday

12 – 4 pm Sunday.      

April through December: 10 am – 6 pm Monday through Thursday. 10 am – 9 pm Friday & Saturday. 12 – 4 pm Sunday.


Founded in 2006, the gallery is owned and operated by 22 local artists, featuring painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery and fiber and textile arts.


"The Art of Giving" at the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts. Members of the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts present their holiday show November 11 – December 31st with an Opening Reception on November 29th from 6 - 9pm. Each holiday season the members of the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts transform the gallery to showcase original ornaments and hand-made gifts. The gallery's 22 members work in a variety of media, providing a wide array of fine art and fine craft for holiday shoppers. The glass art includes hand-blown vessels, ornaments, solar lights, paperweights, and jewelry. Fiber art on display includes framed fabric collages and hand dyed stitched cloth. The jewelry in the show covers a variety of styles and techniques, from copper and bronze to sterling and fine silver necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings, some with gold accents and stones. Visitors will also find metal sculpture, handmade art dolls, pottery, turned wood, and carved ironwood with turquoise and silver inlay. Fine art photography, oil and acrylic painting, scratchboard, and mixed media work festively surround the three-dimensional pieces on pedestals.


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Hillsborough Artists Cooperative and The Skylight Gallery

102 West King Street

(919) 619-8129

Open: Hillsborough Art Walk Last Fridays, 6 – 9 pm;

Saturdays and Sundays, noon - 5PM; and by appointment.

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The Hillsborough Artists Cooperative, founded in 1992, is upstairs over Antonia's restaurant. Studio artists are Jennifer E Miller, Andrea DeGette, Jacquelin Liggins, RobertaWallace, Jayne Bomberg and Tom Guthrie (The Studio of Collective Effervescence), Nan Kuney, Lauri Daughtry, and Crystal Hardt.

Presents a group exhibition of collage and assemblage work - surprisingly eclectic creations by members. Gallery visitors will have an opportunity to try their hand at a community created “collage et plus” piece throughout the holiday season. Reception: 6-9PM, Friday, November 29 with works remaining on view Saturday and Sunday afternoons until January 26, 2020. 


Yonder: Southern Cocktails and Brew

114 West King Street

Tuesday - Friday 4 pm - 12 am; Saturday 3 pm - 12 am; Sunday 3 - 10 pm

Located just off Churton Street in Historic Hillsborough NC Yonder (formerly King Street Bar) has a warm inviting atmosphere with great cocktails and friendly staff.


Presents "A Different Light" by artist Arjun Gupta, prints on metal. Also continuing this month, "New Works" by artists Cade Carlson, collage and spray paint.



Thomas Stevens Gallery

126 West King Street

(919) 360-2249

Open for Last Fridays, special events and receptions, serendipity, and by appointment.

Thomas Stevens Gallery presents a variety of works by artist, bricoleur, and mayor Tom Stevens, including colorful landscapes of the Hillsborough area.


Presents distinctly local landscapes and evocative figures, portraits, drawings, and sculpture by artist Thomas Stevens.


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Bakova Gallery

100 South Churton Street

(919) 883-1415

Open Thursday & Friday, 12 - 8 pm


As Hillsborough gains recognition for being an art scene, Bakova Gallery couldn't have come at a better time. The new gallery will bring a unique flare to the scene. Representing artists, both nationally and internationally, from contemporary to pop-art, Bakova is dedicated to the rise of the young artist, established professionals and art lovers alike. Bakova's soft opening is on a last Friday of November and the grand opening soon to follow. See you there! 

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Margaret Lane Gallery

121 West Margaret Lane

(919) 296-8938

Open Wednesday through Sunday; visit the website for special event hours

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Features local artists working in a variety of media. Oils, acrylics, photography, mixed media, collage, watercolors, colored pencils, stained glass, paper mache’, polymer clay, jewelry, fibers, and other media. Free children’s art corner so they can create while you browse.

"My Favorite Things," featuring artists Kevin Flynn Bell, Katherine Chang, Beverly Currence, Michi Doan, April N. Dukes, Karin Dungee, Mark Kingsley, D. Xavier Knox, David Knox, Ray LaMantia, Carol McCanna, Margaret Oatney, Jacqueline Rimmler. Join our artists in finding winter comfort in those things we most treasure and enjoy. Meet and talk with the artists, enjoy light refreshments, and a free arts and crafts activity. 




Santosha Space

200 North Churton Street, Suite 200 (upstairs)
(919) 590-9494


Short season only

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Orange County Historical Museum*
201 North Churton Street

(919) 732-2201

11 am - 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday. 1 - 4 pm Sunday



Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston*

106 South Churton Street, Suite 100

(919) 732-6101
9 am - 6 pm Monday through Saturday, 1 - 5 pm Sunday



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The Paynter Law Firm*

106 South Churton Street, Suite 200

(919) 245-3116

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

Except during Hillsborough Art Walk Last Fridays: 6 to 9 pm.



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The Hillsborough Arts Council, a non-profit organization supporting the arts in Hillsborough,
with funding support in part from private contributions and sponsors of the Art Walk Last Fridays program. 

For more information about the Last Friday's Art Walk call (919) 643-2500. 

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