Shimmer starts at 6 p.m. during Chapel Hill’s 2nd Friday ArtWalk covering a five-block radius spanning from Robeson Street in Chapel Hill to the ArtsCenter in Carrboro.
Jeff York, the Chapel Hill Public and Cultural Arts administrator, said the art involves light in a variety of ways, from light boxes to projections.
“We wanted something that would connect the town of Carrboro and Chapel Hill together and bring something different to the 2nd Friday ArtWalk,” York said.
Last year, about 2,000 people came on a cold night to wander the streets and enjoy the numerous art exhibits spread across town, York said.
Meg McGurk, executive director of the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, said their organization serves as a fiscal agent, promoter and sponsor for the event.
“We are looking for ways to encourage the arts and partner with others on events that bring people to experience and have a positive impact,” McGurk said.
York said the event will feature a projection where people can pour water into a basin as an artist simultaneously arranges it into a projection of the moon.
For those who get hungry, there will be a donut and coffee truck in the parking lot at the St. Paul AME Church in Chapel Hill, York said.