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Not your average fundraiser. This is a house party benefiting Hillsborough Arts!

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Saturday, March 23

6-9 p.m.

Spring equinox symbolizes balance, renewed energy, creative reawakening, and fresh perspective.

Photos courtesy of Green Rabbit Photography, Tom Rankin, and Alison Weiner.

Join us on Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 6-9 p.m., at the beautiful home of local author and photographer power couple, Jill McCorkle and Tom Rankin, for an evening of spring surprises you won't want to miss!

 

Highlights include:

  • Live jazz with mahaloJazz

  • Festive food & drink provided by The Oak: Scratch Kitchen and Bourbon Bar, WHITS Frozen Custard, Eno River Brewing, and Chapel Hill Wine Company

  • Our second annual Equinox Auction, featuring a curated selection of local artists, distinctly Hillsborough pieces, and one-of-a-kind experiences

  • NEW Equinox Raffle

  • Surprise entertainment guaranteed to make a memorable impression

  • A limited edition HAC tote bag

  • And more...

Because this party is at a private residence, location details will be shared with ticket buyers the week of the event.

Break out your party gear! Dressy casual attire is encouraged.

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Tickets on sale now!

This ticket provides proof of purchase and event access.

$125
Includes:
- ENTRY

- FOOD & DRINK

- LIMITED EDITION TOTE

*Limited quantities available.

This ticket provides proof of purchase and event access.

SOLD OUT
Includes:

- ENTRY

- FOOD & DRINK

- LIMITED EDITION TOTE

- VIP CHAMPAGNE MEET-THE-AUTHOR EVENT WITH JILL MCCORKLE

*Limited quantities available.

This ticket provides proof of purchase and event access.

$85
Includes:

- ENTRY

- FOOD & DRINK

*This ticket is designed to provide a more accessible option for young professionals and emerging artists - please refer to the standard or VIP ticket options if this does not apply to you.

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This year's event features a silent, on-site auction. The second annual Equinox Auction features a curated selection of local artists, distinctly Hillsborough pieces, and unique experiences. Click the button below to learn more and plan your bids!

Can’t attend this event? You can still make a difference.

 

Visit hillsboroughartscouncil.org/donate to join us in our mission of strengthening and enriching Hillsborough’s rapidly growing community of artists, local businesses, and arts supporters.

Why Your Support Matters

Spring equinox symbolizes balance, renewed energy, creative reawakening, and fresh perspective - also elements of our organization’s intentional transformation over the past three years.

As we launch our 2024 programming season and another year of FREE, immersive arts experiences and opportunities, we invite you to come alongside us, and support the future of Hillsborough Arts. 

All funds raised from HAC’s Spring Equinox event go towards mission-critical services, including operating the Gallery & Gift Shop; Last Fridays & the Art Walk; the Weekend of Art in Hillsborough (including Handmade Market & Handmade Parade); Solstice Lantern Walk;  ArtCycle;  Public Art; workshops and more.

 

As demand for our programs increases, your support will ensure that the one and only Hillsborough Arts Council can sustain our mission of building community through the arts!

A Special Thanks to Our Supporters

Hillsborough Arts events require a tremendous amount of energy to host, including time & talent from HAC board members, volunteers, and staff. Spring Equinox is no different. We are grateful for those who have made it possible for us to celebrate Hillsborough’s creative community with you!
 

In addition to our participating auction & raffle partners, Equinox is made possible by:

- Our hosts, Jill McCorkle & Tom Rankin!

- MahaloJazz

- Britton Murray

- Killian Manning

- Sohila Powell

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Other Ways to Get Involved

Sponsor the event!

Market your business & support the arts. Charitable donations to HAC are tax-deductible. Contact us today to discuss available options for promoting your business at Spring Equinox. 

Volunteer!

Want to share your time & talents to help us make this event a success? We’d love to have you! Complete our volunteer application and include a note about your interest in Spring Equinox. Day-of volunteers will receive a ticket to join the fun. 

Donate to the cause!

Are you an artist, individual, or business owner with something special to contribute? In-kind donations of goods and services can be tax-deductible! Contact us by March 1 to discuss our current needs for the event and the auction. 

Share your talents!

Spring Equinox is all about showcasing the artistic talent of our community. Artists interested in sharing their work via demos or performances are encouraged to contact us to explore available collaborations.

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