Artists, Makers, Entrepreneurs: Durham Storefront Project, Fall 2013
Durham Storefront Project will bring more storefront window art installations to downtown Durham this spring. Check back soon for details. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in participating. There is not an open call for artists for spring 2014.
Fall 2013 was the Durham Storefront Project’s fourth series of storefront window art installations. Entitled Artists, Makers, Entrepreneurs, it was on view in downtown Durham from October – December 2013. The artists explored a wide range of subject matter, but a common theme was the community that supported and inspired their creative work. Artists were selected by the wonderful juror Kate Thompson Shafer who is an independent curator.
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 enjoyed viewing them.
DIY District PopUp Shop, produced in collaboration with The Makery and Mercury Studio, featured 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. It was a HUGE success and The Makery will soon reopen a permanent shop at the same location!
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 an arts incubator that organizes innovative art installations in idle spaces 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.