Friday, November 12, 2010

Durham Art Walk Holiday Market Kicks Off November 20

Shopping in Durham is phenomenal with funky and eclectic shopping districts, a family-owned regional mall whose unique shops and full-size nostalgic carousel have made it a Durham landmark and one of the nation’s most exciting super regional malls. To work up enough stamina to make it through Black Friday check out the annual Durham Art Walk Holiday Market this weekend. The timing and scope of the DAW Holiday Market makes it a great opportunity to get started on those holiday purchases a little early.

Durham’s art scenefeaturing events such as: Bimbe Cultural Arts Festival, Duke Homestead Herb, Garden, and Craft Festival, Durham Art Guild’s Annual Juried Art Show and CenterFest, to name a fewoffers opportunities throughout the year to find the perfect gift for a loved one, or a new item for a personal collection.

This year’s DAW Holiday Market features a new name and other exciting changes from years past. Taking place on Saturday, November 20 from 10am-5pm and Sunday, November 21 from 1pm-5pm, the market is sure to have something for everyone!

Here is a look at a few of the new and fun things happening at the market.
  • Bull City Connector connects most of the main sites and makes parking easy
  • Scrap Exchange is providing upcycled gift wrapping at DAC and the Armory
  • Cartoonist and caricaturist VC Rogers will be doing free sketches at the Armory
  • Burt’s Bees is sponsoring the creation of Giving Trees, fabulous holiday trees made of repurposed materials on display at the DAC
  • There will be roving performance art by Jim Kellough
  • There is live music both days at DAC and the Armory
  • There are new mobile food vendors including Kettle Corn and a food truck called Blue Sky dining that does Cuban sandwiches, beef brisket & Maryland crabcakes
  • Cinelli’s Italian restaurant will be serving pastas and salads out of the Armory kitchen
  • The DAC will have artists on all 3 floors of the building for the first time ever
  • PLUS a new local artist vendor called NylaElise will be producing a limited number of supercool hand-screened DAW Holiday Market tees 
Those attending this exciting event in the heart of Downtown Durham will see for themselves why this is the place where great things happen.

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