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Host rotating Artist Receptions; Live Music, *Roaming Poets, Family-Friendly Activities, and countless opportunities to connect with community, history, and the arts every Last Friday, January - November, from 6-9 PM.


Read on to learn about this month's happenings at: 


Anne & Arthur
Burwell School Historic Site
C3 Hillsborough
Cedar Grove Law
Coldwell Banker HPW
Devoted NC
Dwell Hillsborough*
Hillsborough Artists Cooperative & Skylight Gallery

Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery & Gift Shop

Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Hillsborough Wine Company
Historic Hillsborough/Hillsborough Visitors Center

Luminous Body
Margaret Lane Gallery
Orange County Historical Museum
Paynter Law Firm, PLLC

Preservation Fund of Hillsborough
Saltire Galerie 
Snow Approach Foundation
The Colonial Inn
Thomas Stevens Gallery
Yonder: Southern Cocktails & Brew

Anne & Arthur

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Artist Demonstration - See Arts Educator and Multi-Media Artist, Jillian Lea, demonstrate her Block Printing setup, materials and work. Join us for a Make-and-Take art project as well!


ABOUT THE VENUE: Anne & Arthur is a woman-owned Fine Arts Supply retailer that offers an alternative to big box retailers—supplies you use and need, in the community where you live and create. Come by during the walk to see Live Artist Demonstrations. Interact with an artist at work, ask questions about how works are made and explore the tools they use. Featuring a new artist (and art form) each month!

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220 S Churton St

Tues-Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sunday 12-6 PM.

+Open on Last Fridays for extended hours.

Burwell School Historic Site


ABOUT THE VENUE: First, built in 1821, the Burwell School Historic Site is a gem of historic Hillsborough, NC, located at the northern edge of the town's famed Historic District. Restored and open to the public, the early 19th century house and outbuildings bring history alive for visitors of ALL ages! Visit this site to explore the complex, multi-layered stories of freedom seeking and oppression through the lives of Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly, Mary-Ann, Anna Burwell, and more.

319 N Churton St

(919) 732-7451

Wed-Sat 11 AM-4 PM, Sunday 1-4 PM.

C3 Hillsborough


ABOUT THE VENUE: A co-working space for local small businesses, entrepreneurs, freelancers, and artists.

128 N Churton St

Mon-Fri 9 AM-6 PM.

24/7 accessibility for members.

+ OPEN 6-9 PM on Last Fridays!

Cedar Grove Law

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Artist Reception for Hillsborough local, Scott Dwyer's, landscape paintings of North Carolina and beyond! 


+ Orange County Beekeepers Association parties on the lawn to feature all things bees! 

ABOUT THE VENUE: Come hang out on the front lawn of our historic Hillsborough homesite-turned law firm in the heart of downtown! We expect to have gallery art inside the space and a pop-up vendor (or two) on the lawn.

127 W King St
(919) 903 2617

Mon-Fri 9 AM-5 PM

+ OPEN to 9 PM on Last Fridays!

Coldwell Banker

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Opening Reception TBA.

ABOUT THE VENUE: We are the local Coldwell Banker office right on Churton Street. Each month we will feature a local artist with their artwork displaced in our office and a reception held by the artist from April through September.

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106 S Churton St

(919) 732-6101

Mon-Fri 9 AM-5 PM

Sun 1-4 PM

+OPEN to 9 PM on Last Fridays!

Devoted NC

ABOUT THE VENUE: Art and magic combine with energy healing in our sanctuary behind Hillsborough Gallery of Arts (& accessible from during Last Fridays!) You may experience the joys & delights of photography, mixed media, paintings, pottery, reiki, tuning forks or belly dance performances in our space.

121 N Churton St

Mon-Thurs 11 AM-5 PM 

+OPEN to 9 PM on Last Fridays!

Dwell Hillsborough

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ABOUT THE VENUE: Dwell is a specially curated home + life shop. We are a thoughtful blend of the new, the vintage and local. We can't wait to see you on Last Fridays!

107 N Churton St

(984) 217-0035

Tues-Thurs 11 AM-5 PM

Fri 11 AM - 6 PM

Sat 10 AM - 6 PM

Sun 12-4 PM

+OPEN to 9 PM on Last Fridays!

Hillsborough Artists Coop & The Skylight Gallery



Opening Reception for LOVE LETTERS/INTERSECTIONS, featuring painting, photography, and installations from young artists and film photographers. This show is bound to attract the best art crowd in town! Refreshments will be served. Don't miss our show of installed love letters and stamps and prints from our local digs right here in Hillsborough. The show hours are through the first 3 weekends in June on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5pm.

ABOUT THE VENUE: Est. 1992, the co-op began as a group of individual artists creating art at 102 W King Street. We are currently eight artists who use a wide range of media and share a quest to expand the presence of art on the planet. We open our studios monthly sharing our latest work. Recently, we began creating Coop Special Events where we, in collaboration with guest artists, create interactive art experiences for the public.

102 W King St

(919) 619-8129

Sat & Sun 1-5 PM

+OPEN to 9 PM on Last Fridays!

Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery & Gift Shop

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Opening reception for Mythic Masks: Sculptural crowns and masks based on woodland spirits by John Claude Bemis, inspired by Saturday's (6/1) Handmade Parade! 


Learn more about the artist and the show here!

ABOUT THE VENUE: Shop high-quality work by 60+ local artists in nearly every medium. Check out rotating gallery exhibitions, showcasing the talent of our community; and glean helpful tourism tips and information about HAC events and programs (like Last Fridays & the Art Walk, Solstice Lantern Walk, and Handmade Parade, hosted by HAC)!

102 N Churton St

(919) 643-2500

Tues-Sun 12-4 PM

+ Extended Hours

Fri & Sat 11-7 PM

+OPEN to 9 PM on Last Fridays!

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Hillsborough Gallery of Arts

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Opening Reception featuring botanical oil paintings by Chris Graebner, abstract metal sculpture by Jason Smith, scratchboard paintings by Sally Terrell.


In the gallery May 28-June 23.

ABOUT THE VENUE: This program is supported in part by a grant from the Orange County Arts Commission. (Funding from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.) We also thank Orange County Emergency Small Business Funding Program.


121 N Churton St

(919) 732-5001

Tues-Sat 10 AM-6 PM;

Sun 12-4 PM

+OPEN to 9 PM on Last Fridays!

Hillsborough Wine Company


5-7 PM - Last Fridays Wine Tasting!

ABOUT THE VENUE: In addition to our free Last Friday tastings from 5-7 PM, Hillsboorugh Wine Company has 12 wines on tap for tasting by the ounce.

118 S Churton St

(919) 732-4343

Tues-Fri 11 AM-7 PM

Sat 10 AM-6 PM

Hillsborough Visitors Center

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ABOUT THE VENUE: The Visitors Center is a resource for information on local attractions. There is also a gift shop, a folk art gallery, and a video on historic Hillsborough for public viewing. In addition, the Visitors Center is located in the Historic Alexander Dickson House, one of the most historically significant buildings in town.

ADA accessible. Public restrooms are available on-site.


150 E King St

(919) 732-7741

Wed-Sun 10 AM-4 PM

+OPEN 6-9 PM on Last Fridays!

Luminous Body

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ABOUT THE VENUE: Offering Customized Therapeutic Massage + Bodywork- specializing in Deep Tissue, Pre/Postnatal, Reflexology, and Traditional Thai massage *Allywillow Organic Bodycare *Childbirth Classes + Birth Support

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121 N. Churton Street, UPSTAIRS

By Appointment Only,

+ Open on Last Fridays 6-9pm

Margaret Lane Gallery

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Opening receptions for Out on a LimbThe Art of the Tree, with artwork from local artists, and The Unadvertised Show, featuring the art of David Knox.


6-8 PM - Live music with Tax Free String Band on the front porch with traditional American dance music!


8:15-8:45 PM - Roaming Poets!

+ Creation station (free) for you to make your own art, light refreshments, and stimulating conversation, and fun!

ABOUT THE VENUE: A family-owned Gallery with work from over 35 local artists working in a wide variety of mediums and styles. Monthly themed shows, special exhibits, and events that support the local community, along with art workshops for adults and youth. Family-friendly!

121 W Margaret Ln

(919) 296-8938

Wed-Thu 11 AM - 6 PM,

Fri 11 AM - 8 PM,

 Sat 10 AM - 7 PM,

Sun 1-6 PM

+ OPEN to 9 PM on Last Fridays!

Orange County Historical Museum



Catch the OCHM Bake Sale fundraiser at the May 31 Makers Market

ABOUT THE VENUE: At the Orange County Historical Museum you can discover how local people lived -- the politics, food, technology, and fashion -- from prehistoric times through the 20th century.

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201 N Churton St

(919) 732-2201
Fri-Sun 11 AM-4 PM

+OPEN to 8 PM on Last Fridays!

Paynter Law Firm

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Opening Reception for Colleen Casper, Allyson Cecil, and Debbie Corina. Visit us and support our talented and local artists, enjoy a refreshment on us, and take in a view of downtown Hillsborough from our roof deck!

ABOUT THE VENUE: Paynter Law Firm hosts multiple local artists every Last Friday, from March through September. We also offer free refreshments and a view of downtown Hillsborough from our rooftop deck. Come by and visit our artists in our bright and open space! We look forward to seeing you!

106 S Churton St, Suite 200

(919) 766-2532

6 AM-9 PM

+ Open during Last Fridays: March through September

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Preservation Fund of Hillsborough



OPEN FOR TOURS! Visit this historic landmark (across Court Street behind the Makers Market), and learn about Hillsborough's past with the Preservation Fund of Hillsborough!

ABOUT THE VENUE: Tour the old Cadwallader Jones Law Office (circa 1810), located on the corner of E Margaret & Court St! 

Saltire Gallery

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ABOUT THE VENUE: Saltire Gallerie features an ongoing collection of fine oil paintings, mostly 19th and 20th century Scottish, and also European art. We plan to spice it up this year with contemporary offerings in our ever-evolving collection. Highland landscapes, Scottish colourist paintings, impressionism, expressionist, and equestrian and canine subjects. Our theme, ‘A Sense of Place’ reflects art in our 18th century Scottish-built historic home. Worth a visit!

209 Burnside Dr
Open Thurs 2-6 PM or by appointment on

+ OPEN 4-8 PM on Last Fridays!

Snow Approach Foundation




Come down to Snow Approach for interactive arts and crafts, and some educational content on brain changes in our community!


Anyone is welcome to stop by during length of the evening and hang out; music & community will be throughout the night!

ABOUT THE VENUE: The Snow Approach Foundation, Inc.’s mission is to provide educational and engagement opportunities that use the Snow Approach techniques to build and support a neurodiverse, inclusive community that adapts to changing brains. 

133 E King St
(984) 766-7669

Mon-Fri, 9 AM-5 PM

+ OPEN 6-9 PM on Last Fridays!

The Colonial Inn

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6-8 PM - Live music in the courtyard with Daryl White and Stephen Beck! Plus, drinks from Spencer’s Tavern!


7:15-7:45 PM - Roaming Poets!

ABOUT THE VENUE: The Colonial Inn is proud to provide artists and concertgoers a unique setting to experience and be part of the Last Friday music scene in Hillsborough!

153 W King St

(984) 789-4455
Dinner 4-9 PM; Bar 3-10 PM

+ OPEN 6-9 PM on Last Fridays!

Thomas Stevens Gallery/Suite 42

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Opening Reception for Au Naturel -The 3rd Annual Group Exhibition Celebrating the Art Nude!


6:05 - 6:35 PM - Roaming Poets (Upstairs in Studio 42)!


~7-9 PM - Live music with John Stevens (Upstairs in Studio 42)!

ABOUT THE VENUE: The gallery features distinctly local landscapes, evocative figures, drawings, sculpture, and artworks by Thomas Stevens, plus inspiring exhibits showcasing remarkable guest artists throughout the year. Upstairs is Suite 42, the working art studio of Thomas Stevens and a unique Last Fridays venue for music and spoken word performances.


126 W King St

(919) 360-2249
Hours vary

+ OPEN 6-9 PM on Last Fridays!

Yonder: Southern Cocktails and Brew

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Featuring the artwork of Natania Barron!

6-6:30 PM - Roaming Poets!


8-11 PM - Live music with LIQUID GARCIA!

ABOUT THE VENUE: Hillsborough's living room & cocktail lounge, Yonder will be featuring monthlong showcases of local artists on the wall, while offering handcrafted southern cocktails, local brews, and dynamic local musicians!


114 W King St

OPEN 4 PM - 12 AM

on Last Fridays!

For more information about Last Fridays & the Art Walk, contact us at or (919) 643-2500. 

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