Last Fridays occur on the last Friday of every month, April - September, 6-9 PM in historic Downtown Hillsborough! We encourage patrons to come out for dinner, catch the entertainment, shop, explore the art walk, and safely circulate around the beautiful, downtown Hillsborough community! 

*We require social distancing at all HAC events and programs. We ask that every participant prioritize your safety and the safety of others. Be sure to bring your mask and wear it indoors at all times unless otherwise instructed. If you feel sick, stay home. Maintaining low infection rates will keep Last Fridays going strong! Thank you!

APRIL 2021

What to expect in



by the Living Arts Collective

6-9 PM at River Park

Drumming, live painting, dancing, and creative arts!

All artists and participants agree to wear masks at all time, and social distancing is encouraged. 

The event is FREE, but registration is required prior to participation:

To learn more, visit:!

Roaming Circus Artists!

Hula Hooping: 6-8 PM

LED Stick People: 8-9 PM

Katja Wise, Katie Rebich, and Gretchen Adracie will be promenading about town hula hooping, stilt walking, lighting the way, and spreading cheer!

They will have a few hula hoops available for community use and joining in. Feel free to bring your own from home as well, if you wish! 

Learn more at!


Poetry "Prose" Showcase!

Colonial Inn: 6:15 - 6:45 PM

Margaret Lane: 7:00 - 7:30 PM

Yonder: 8:15 - 8:45 PM

From 7:30 - 8:15 the poets will be roaming from Hot Tin Roof to the Art Wave to the HAC Gallery & Gift Shop!

Ayanna Yann Albertson

Ranked #1 woman poet in the world.

CJ Suitt

Poet Laureate of Chapel Hill

Dasan Ahanu

Durham Slam Team Coach

These poets will be blessing multiple downtown venues with their hearts and spoken word at each of the times and locations listed above. Prepare to be moved!

Busking Musicians

Mark Simonsen 

Will be in W Hillsborough in the Nash St parking lot area (opposite Whits)

6-9 PM

The Carolina Cutups

Can be found at Margaret Lane Gallery

6:30-8:30 PM 

Shannon O'Connor 

Will be in the park bench area on W King St (adjacent Dual Supply)

6-9 PM

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Please Note - Due to COVID-19, some venues will have capacity restrictions and may not be operating during all of their usual business hours. Please be sure to visit venue websites, linked below, or call ahead to confirm openings and availability or to schedule an appointment before your visit! 


Interactive map, click pins for information on Last Fridays Art Walk Venues

February - November

6:00 - 9:00 PM

February 26

March 26

April 30

May 28

June 25

July 30

August 27

September 24

October 29

November 26

Last Fridays Art Walk happens rain or shine!



Hillsborough Arts Council

Gallery & Gift Shop

102 North Churton Street

(919) 643-2500
Tues - Sun, 12-4 pm

*Open 6-9 pm Last Fridays!*

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. 



C3 Hillsborough

128 North Churton Street

*Open for Last Fridays

starting in March!*

C3 Hillsborough was created to provide a coworking space for small businesses, entrepreneurs, freelancers, artists, and others in our local community. Whether you need a space to work for the day, a permanent space, or a place to hold your meeting, C3 Hillsborough has an option for you.


Bull City Music School

121 North Churton Street, 1C

(919) 423-5701

Mon - Fri, 1-7 pm

Bull City Music School is committed to providing quality music and student centered instruction, performance opportunities and music career preparation.

A full-service music school offering private and group instruction for piano, guitar, violin, cello, voice, flute and drums, xylophone. Also offering preschool and homeschool music classes.




Hillsborough Gallery of Arts

121 North Churton Street

(919) 732-5001

Wed - Sun, 12-4 pm

Sat, 10-6 pm

Call for private Tuesday appointments.

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.


Hillsborough Artists Cooperative &

The Skylight Gallery

102 West King Street

(919) 619-8129

*Open 6-9pm for Last Fridays!*

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.


Yonder: Southern Cocktails and Brew

114 West King Street

*Open from 4 pm,

Yonder serves as Hillsborough's unofficial living room and arts space where folks gather to enjoy craft cocktails, beer, wine, and the arts. Live music and local art installations make Yonder a comfortable, safe place for friends to gather and relax.





Thomas Stevens Gallery/Studio 42

126 West King Street

(919) 360-2249

*Open for Last Fridays or by appointment*

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


Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston*

106 South Churton Street, Suite 100

(919) 732-6101



The Paynter Law Firm

106 South Churton Street, Suite 200

(919) 245-3116






Margaret Lane Gallery

121 West Margaret Lane

(919) 296-8938

Open Wed - Sun (see website for details) and *until 9 pm on Last Fridays!*

Features 30+ local artists working in a variety of mediums and styles. Monthly shows, featured exhibits including an evolving collection of local landscapes, special events, children's free art activities, and continued showings of select artists' work. 


Orange County Historical Museum

201 N Churton Street

(919) 732-2201

Call ahead or click here for booking.

Located in Historic Hillsborough, the Orange County Historical Museum features artifacts that tell the story of Orange County, NC from early indigenous people through the twentieth century.


The Hillsborough Visitors Center

150 E King Street

(919) 732-7741

Wed - Sat, 10-4 pm

Sun, 12-4 pm

and *until 9 pm for Last Fridays!*

The Hillsborough Visitors Center operates from the Alexander Dickson House, late-18th century Quaker-plan house. The site includes an office used by Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and an 18th and 19th century medicinal and herbal garden. The Visitor's Center is FREE and open to the public!




Re-Invintaged Home Decor & More

120 S Churton Street

(919) 296-9070

Wed - Sat, 11-5 pm

Sun, 1-4 pm

and *until 9 pm on Last Fridays!*

Re-Invintaged is a farmhouse, home furnishings boutique featuring handmade artisans with beautifully made items. Visit for great home decor and gift ideas!


Hot Tin Roof

115 W. Margaret Lane

(919) 296-9113

Awesome downtown bar and venue offering nightly drink specials and fun, outdoor ambiance. 


Nash Street Tavern

250 S. Nash Street

(919) 245-1956

Mon - Thurs, 4-9 pm

Fri, 3-9 pm and *for Last Fridays!*

Sat - Sun, 1-9 pm

Local music and local flavor. Head to Nash Street for some beer and tunes!



Studio 71 Picture Framing & Gallery

243 S Churton Street

(919) 732-5569

Mon - Fri, 10-4 pm

Sat, 11-4 pm

*until 9 pm on Last Fridays!*

Fine art gallery, event space, and custom frame shop. 



117 W. King Street

(919) 296-1169

*until 9 pm on Last Fridays!*

104.7 fm or streaming 24/7 on!

WHUP FM is Hillsborough’s independent radio station, located downtown above the legendary Dual Supply Hardware Store. 24/7 broadcasting that represents a diverse and expansive sound from our community and beyond. WHUP has put a pause on tours of the station, but will have DJs hosting outside with information about the nonprofit and sharing what it’s like to work and support a local station.



A Little Something

118 N. Churton Street

(919) 602-1974

Mon - Fri, 10-4 pm

Sat, 10-6 pm

and Sun, 1-5 pm

*until 8 pm on Last Fridays!*

Need a little something? A Little Something has you covered! Gift store featuring fun, personalized and unique gifts at the perfect price. A Little Something will be having an Annual Porch Sale during April's Last Friday! All items from the shop that they no longer carry will be 70% off. All sales final.



The Colonial Inn