The Carrboro and Chapel Hill art communities come alive on the second Friday of every month through November for their 2nd Friday Art Walk.
Visitors can easily walk between various art galleries and studios, with different exhibitions and showings taking place from 6 to 9 p.m., often past normal business hours. Attendees are also encouraged to explore restaurants and shops along the way.
Last Friday's event featured a long list of participating galleries, including the FRANK Gallery, The ArtsCenter, the North Carolina Crafts Gallery, the Ackland Art Museum and more.
An attendee at last Friday's Art Walk, Alison Cody, said she wanted to participate in order to meet artists and get to know the art community in Carrboro, where she recently moved.
“It gives artists a great opportunity to get together and see each other’s work and be inspired and socialize,” Cody said.
During the Art Walk, artists mix and mingle with their audiences in many of the participating galleries.
At the FRANK Gallery, several artists were in attendance for a new exhibit featuring various mediums, which provided an opportunity for viewers to discuss the work with the artists themselves.
Featuring art in mediums such as textiles, glasswork, porcelain and paintings, the FRANK Gallery put art on display and up for sale to attendees.
Steve Orton, an attendee of the FRANK Gallery event and Carrboro resident, said that the event felt more like a conversation with the artist.