Top of the Hill’s Great Room will look a little different than usual tomorrow night.
Mixed Concrete, a student-run art show and fundraiser, will be filling the space with more than 75 works by students and local artists for a silent auction to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Orange County. The show, which is in its seventh year, is expected to raise over $10,000 to help combat problems with affordable housing in Chapel Hill.
Director Mary McCall Leland and Assistant Director Badham Dixon, both sophomores, and their team have been planning the show since September and are excited about how much it has grown.
“We’ve gone from a small gathering with 30 pieces to more than 70 pieces and three rooms at TOPO and more than 100 responses on the Facebook invite,” Leland said.
They’ve also grown in funding. Mixed Concrete receives a $500 grant from Carolina Creates annually. In addition, this year they received a $2,500 grant from the University's entrepreneurship minor.