Visual art, food and more at spring Art Walk

Apr. 11, 2013 @ 04:06 PM

The Durham Art Walk and Spring Market will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. in downtown Durham. The work of more than 200 artists will be displayed at 33 venues, including the Durham Arts Council, Vega Metals, West Village Apartment Lofts, the Durham Armory, Bull City Arts Collaborative, Net Friends, LabourLove Gallery and other sites.
The Durham Art Walk, produced and presented by the Durham Arts Council, brings thousands of visitors for a weekend of art, shopping and exploration of newly revitalized downtown Durham.
This year features a second collaboration with the Bull City BUCK$ mobile app program on the Art Walk “Scan”venger Hunt. Each Art Walk site will feature a QR code that can be scanned to earn BUCK$, which can be redeemed at local businesses.
Children’s shorts and cartoons will be on view in the Durham Arts Council’s PSI Theater during the Art Walk weekend. The Museum of Durham History’s newly renovated History Hub will feature Durham-centric educational exhibits and Art Walk artists. The Scrap Exchange will feature a group of re-use artists on site Saturday. Vega Metals will be continuing the tradition of offering a unique Durham Art Walk ornament. Vega Metals will also have food trucks parked outside their location throughout the Art Walk weekend.
Live music organized by Kirk Ridge of the North Carolina Songwriter’s Co-Op will entertain visitors throughout the weekend at the Durham Arts Council, and the Durham Armory. On Saturday Vega Metals will also have live music, organized by Squier Red. The Durham School of the Arts will be showing student work during the weekend, and will feature a dance performance by Blank Slate Dance Company Saturday night at 7:30. The performance will take place at Weaver Auditorium and is being held to benefit cancer support organizations.
The Durham Art Walk Spring Market is free and open to the public, rain or shine. Visitors can take the Bull City Connector, a free bus service connecting Duke Medical Center and Golden Belt, Saturday. Free shuttle service is provided on Sunday by Hendrick Durham Auto Mall. The Durham Art Walk is presented and produced by the Durham Arts Council with support from community sponsors. For more information, visit www.durhamartwalk.com or call 919-560-ARTS.