UNC students are taking the arts on campus into their own hands as the student-led nonprofit Galore hosts "Word-for-Word," a poetry reading featuring the UNC Wordsmiths and other student performers.
Caroline Durante, a sophomore on Galore’s executive team, said that Galore is a concept store featuring UNC artists' work. The store opened in February with a launch party showcasing live music and student art.
“We were so excited about how successful our launch party was a few weeks ago,” Durante said. “It was just mind-blowing how many people came out."
The address for Galore is 149 E. Franklin Street.
Galore is interested in the arts at UNC in all forms, and the group is taking an active stance to create opportunities that empower student artists.
“A big part of our mission is really hoping to build and foster community around the arts at UNC, and we view this as a way to do this outside of the visual arts,” said Colby Kirkpatrick, a senior and the executive director of Galore. “For this event we really wanted to bring in another arts community and help them gain some more exposure and showcase the immense amount of talent within the literary arts here.”