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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
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

Mystics of the Mercantile (Veronica Duncan Healing Arts & Amy-Jae Rignola of Devoted Hair & Healing Arts)
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 - Artist Barbara Younger will be conducting a demonstration in the shop from 6-8 PM. Anne & Arthur is also hosting a make-and-take craft out front.


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



Opening Reception for Mountain to Sea - Paintings by Amy Elmore, Shirley Ruff, and Marcia McDade McMann. On display through November 29, 2024.


Learn more about the current exhibition in the HAC/C3 Satellite Gallery here


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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Opening Reception for artist, Tracey McGrath, starting at 6 PM. Her pieces are colorful and fill the room with joy and inspiration. Let her art whisk you away to a world of tranquility and creativity—the perfect start to your weekend!

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 for Sarah Brown from Efland Cheeks Elementary School who will be showcasing her students work. Also, Laurel Kilgore from Saltire Gallerie will be displaying some pieces for sale.

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!

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


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 Art is for Everyone: Tiny Work! by local artists of all ages, skill levels, and backgrounds from 6-9 PM.


Learn more about the gallery exhibition 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)!

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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 for multiple artists from 6-9 PM. Artists include mixed metal jewelry by Nell Chandler, abstracted landscape paintings by Ellie Reinhold, and hand-made functional pottery by Evelyn Ward.


In the gallery June 25th through July 21st.

ABOUT THE VENUE: The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned by 21 local artists featuring painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, photomontage, glass arts, jewelry, handcrafted furniture, pottery, and mixed media. 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

Mon-Sat 10 AM-6 PM;

Sun 12-4 PM

+OPEN to 9 PM on Last Fridays!

Hillsborough Wine Company

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 Reception for Magical Garden Stroll with art work from 19 local artists, and The Unadvertised Show, featuring the art of David Knox.


6-8 PM - Live music with The Zachary Gosset Duo, a keyboard and standup bass act, performing acoustic selections from the jazz standard repertoire.

+ Creation station (free) for you to make your own art and light refreshments.

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!

Mystics of the Mercantile


Featured Artist: Clare Bauer Rachel Turner with Soulshine Sundries offering small batch artisanal soaps, crochet and quilts.


Enjoy a glass of refreshing Watermelon Mint Tea and Q&A about Reiki therapy!



Veronica Duncan Healing Arts & Amy-Jae Rignola of Devoted Hair & Healing Arts


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.

Suite 104-108 (facing parking lot)

Mon-Thurs 11 AM-5 PM 

+OPEN to 9 PM on Last Fridays!

Orange County Historical Museum


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 Swing by Paynter Law for a night of live music, art, and free refreshments from 6-9!


Music: Houda El Idrissi

Painters: Kristen Douglas, Julian Phelps

Illustrator: Kristen Solecki

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


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

Saltire Gallerie

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Saltire Gallerie is celebrating our second anniversary in TWO locations! Downtown at 106 Churton Street, Coldwell Banker Realtor building, and in our Gallerie at 209 Burnside Drive.


We will be featuring original oil paintings from the 1800s and early 1900s by renowned plein air and contemporary artists.

5:00 to 8:30 PM Enjoy Scottish shortbread and tea at 209 Burnside Drive


If you have not visited yet, this Friday ArtWalk is the right time!


Thank you to Noah Chase and all the realtors at CBHP Hillsborough office, for hosting Saltire Gallerie!

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




Don't miss out on Snow Approach Foundation during your Last Fridays art walk from 5-8 PM! Included in our educational inflatables and tours will be sidewalk art, games, and live music!

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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The Colonial Inn is excited to be part of the Last Friday music scene in Hillsborough. Please come out and join us for great music in the courtyard with drinks from Spencer’s Tavern.

6-7:15 PM Set One - Meera Dahlmann


7:45-8:15 PM Set Two - Meera Dahlmann

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 In Full Bloom by Eduardo Lapetina from 6-9 PM.

Eduardo says "the title of this exhibit was derived from a series of three recent paintings that made me feel that 'life is blooming again.' I thought that the colors, texture, form, composition, and movement of those paintings revealed to me a new life’s journey."

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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Opening Reception that will feature the art of Robbie Poore. Also hosting DISINTEGRATION DARK NEW WAVE DANCE PARTY with DJ 20TH CENTURY BOY from 8 PM-12 AM.

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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