Artists, Makers, Entrepreneurs: Durham Storefront Project, Fall 2013
Check out our map for self-guided tour of the 7 installations + 1 pop-up shop – https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?mid=z5Koop82QTTY.kO5MtmvIFN60
DIY District PopUp Shop Hours are Thursdays & Fridays 4-8pm and Saturdays 10am-8pm and Sundays 1-6pm. Friday, November 29 we’re open 10am-8pm!
Featuring local artists and businesses: Arrowhead, Boss Manatee, Burketown, Clyde Oak, Hawks & Doves, Modern Radar, Runaway, This Paper Ship, Trout Ceramics, The Vintage Collective: [neoretro], grimm vintage, and handmade by hjermitslev, and White Whale with additional artists to be added.Check back here for updates on hours and store events.
This is the Durham Storefront Project’s fourth series of storefront window art installations. Entitled Artists, Makers, Entrepreneurs, it will be on view in downtown Durham from October – December 2013. The artists explore a wide range of subject matter, but a common theme is the community that supports and inspires their creative work.
The Fall 2013 Durham Storefront installations artists are:
• Ben Clack, “God Bless the Durham Bulls” at Land Loss Prevention Project, 401 N Mangum St. — second place
• Mikaela Fuchs, “Above and Below” at Beyu Caffe, 335 W Main St. — winner of the Juror’s Choice award “The Golden Flaneur”
• Michelle Gonzales-Green, “The Red Balloon (Remix)” at Mercury Studio, 407 N Mangum St.
• Dave Greway ”Untitled” at Center Studio Architecture, 107 E Chapel Hill St.
• Aisha Sanders, “Flourish” at Lynn Fontana, Attorney at Law, 115 E Main St.
• Helen Seebold & Erin Lawler, “Message in a Bottle” at the Durham Art Guild’s Studio 3-119, Building 3 of Golden Belt, 807 E. Main St. — third place
• Paradise Garden Project led by Lee Moore Crawford at Bull City Vineyard Church, 118 W Parrish St.
Congratulations to all of our artists on amazing installations. We hope you enjoy viewing them. If you want to participate directly visit Message in a Bottle’s facebook page — they are popping up throughout downtown Durham so the community can add their own message and painted bottle to the installation.
Check out our website archive or Flickr page for past DSP installations.
A huge thank you to the building and business owners mentioned above and lead sponsor Downtown Durham, Inc. — Durham Storefront Project happens because of your support!
The Durham Storefront Project is a volunteer-run initiative that organizes installation series in underutilized spaces, highlighting the history and architecture of Durham, providing new opportunities for artists, and adding to the vibrancy of downtown. DSP is produced in partnership with Mercury Studio, the Carrack, and Open Art Society and fiscally sponsored by Preservation Durham.