Special Features and Exciting Events!

Durham Art Walk Holiday Market 2018

Shop. Explore. Be inspired.

Enjoy the work of over 200 local artists at 24 sites!

The Durham Art Guild Art-A-Thon (site 2)
The Durham Art Guild is hosting an exciting 11 hour Art-A-Thon in SunTrust Gallery! Multiple artists are setting up temporary studios in the middle of the gallery and creating affordable original artwork on the spot to sell during the Durham Arts Council’s Art Walk Holiday Market. There will be a fun mixture of arts and crafts for you to explore! All donations and a percentage of art sales from the Art-A-Thon will benefit the exhibitions programs and operations of the Durham Art Guild. Come see the artists in action and help support the Guild! The Durham Art Guild is a nonprofit member-driven visual arts organization established in 1948. Our mission is to enrich and connect our communities by creating opportunities and providing leadership for current and future visual artists and art enthusiasts.

Liberty Arts Pour (site 19)
On November 17, Liberty Arts is offering a scratch block workshop 10:00AM – 1:00PM and Iron Pour at the George Watts Pavilion in Durham Central Park (site 19). The workshop is $40. Molds created from the scratch blocks will be cast during the pour to be collected Sunday, November 18 between 10:00AM – 1:00 PM. Furnaces are lit for the pour around 3:00 PM Saturday and the 3rd Annual Iron Pour in Durham Central Park will have live music, local craft beer, a slate of food trucks, performances, tables of crafts, Liberty Arts swag and – of course – molten cast iron! While the Scratch Block Workshop has limited registration and a fee, the Pour is open to the public.

The Fruit (site 11)
The Fruit has joined the Durham Art Walk Holiday Market as a site hosting 20+ artists. The Fruit (Durham Fruit and Produce Company), is a fascinating destination on its own, as one of Durham’s most versatile experimental art venues, so this is a great excuse to drop in and shop. While you are in the neighborhood visit (site 10), just a block away from the Fruit.

Messiah Sing along (site 22)
Choral Society of Durham is hosting a Sing-Along of Handel’s Messiah, Rodney Wynkoop, conductor and Robert E. Frazier, organ on Saturday, November 17 at 3:00PM (doors open at 2:15PM) at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, 504 W. Chapel Hill Street, Durham. No ticket required, $10 suggested donation for adults. Limited numbers of scores will be available to borrow or purchase ($10), or bring your own. For more information, you can visit choral-society.org. Start your Holiday season with a Sing-Along of Handel’s Messiah!

Last Chance to View The Fence! (site 13)
The Fence 2018 is a prestigious, outdoor, international touring photography exhibit created by Photo Ville and sponsored locally by The City of Durham, the Durham Cultural Advisory Board and the Durham Public Art Committee. Selected photographs are printed on a 1,000 ft. long fence installation adjacent to City Hall and the Chapel Hill Parking Deck through November 30.

Fabulous prizes (site 1)
Stop by the DAC Lobby (site 1) to enter to win beautiful artwork from James Kennedy Galleries (site 21), art furniture from Vega Metals (site 18), work from Art Walk Artists and DPAC Tickets! While you are there, check out the newest CenterFest 2018 T Shirt offerings in luscious fall colors! Just $5!

Annual Favorite!
Visit Vega Metals (site 18) to pick up your one-of-a-kind Holiday Market 2018 ornament! Vega’s gallery offers a wide range of their unique art work and Vega also hosts multiple guest artists and live music.

Live Music
Catch live musical entertainment at the Erie Insurance Music Stage (site 3) and Vega Metals (site 18)! We hope you experience it all!

Kids Activities (Site 1)
This year Art Walk will be packed with kids activities inside and out!

Looking for some outside kids fun? Head across Morris Street from the Outdoor Market (site 3) to find:
• Facepainting – Paint Savvy is back to transform your face into animals, superheroes and more! PRICE VARIES – see paintsavvy.com (fee-based)
• Bounce Houses– Take some time to jump around! (fee-based)
• Train – Take a ride on a fun and colorful train, toot toot! (fee-based)

Time to warm up? Head upstairs inside the Durham Arts Council building (Site 1) for crafting and story time!
Creative crafts include:
• Penguin Puppets –Create a fun penguin puppet FREE
• Spider Hats – Create a crazy spider hat to wear around ! FREE
• Maracas – Shake, rattle, and roll! Make your own maraca and dance and sing with! FREE

Please join us at 1pm on Saturday for a family storytime with the Durham County Library! At this storytime, children and their caregivers will enjoy interactive stories, action songs, finger plays, and spend time with other children and families. A special themed craft will be available to make after storytime or to take home with you.

Food Trucks and Beverage Vendors
Durham food trucks can be found parked outside of DAC (site 1) and Vega Metals (site 18) throughout the Art Walk weekend!

Downtown Restaurants and Businesses — enjoy our downtown neighborhood food, beverage and retail!

We hope you experience it all!