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Hillsborough’s Last Fridays Art Walk, Free Concert Series to continue on June 30 featuring Liquid Pleasure

Hillsborough’s Last Fridays Art Walk and Free Concert series brings downtown Hillsborough to life the last Friday of each month, April through September.
Hillsborough’s Last Fridays Art Walk and Free Concert series brings downtown Hillsborough to life the last Friday of each month, April through September. Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau, 2016 file photo

The Hillsborough Arts Council’s Last Fridays Free Concert Series continues on June 30 from 6-9 p.m. featuring the band Liquid Pleasure playing Carolina beach music on the old courthouse lawn at the intersection of North Churton and East King streets.

The Last Fridays Free Concert Series happens every last Friday of the month, April through September, to coincide with each Last Fridays Art Walk. This month’s art vendors, non-profits, and other local entertainers join in on the festivities with arts and crafts, children’s programs, and even a community drum circle.

Many locally owned shops, restaurants, and historic sites also participate, remaining open for extended hours offering their own programs and entertainment to coincide with this town-wide event.

The Last Fridays Art Walk is a year round event that happens every last Friday of the month, showcasing the talents of local artists in participating galleries and businesses throughout downtown. Many galleries host opening receptions and meet and greets with artists offering light hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Brochures with a map of venues are available at any of the participating galleries.

Here’s a look at the Art Walk events June 30:

▪  The Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery and Gift Shop at 102 N. Churton St. presents “Earth Memory: The Once and Future Paintings of Henry Dyer.”

▪  The Hillsborough Gallery of Arts at 121 N. Churton St. presents “Up Close” featuring paintings by Linda Carmel, textiles by Alice Levinson and sculpture by Lynn Wartski.

▪  The Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce at 121 N. Churton St., Ste 1C, presents “The Mirage” featuring marbled silk by Trudy Thompson.

▪  The Hillsborough Artists Cooperative and The Skylight Gallery at 102 W. King St. present “Sisters”, a performance and multi-media event, and artwork by Jayne Bomberg, Tom Guthrie, Jennifer E. Miller, Andrea DeGette, Jacquelin Liggins, Mame Cotter, and Roberta Wallace.

▪  Cup A Joe at 112 W. King St. presents artwork by local artists.

▪  The Gourmet Grove at 114 W. King St. presents artwork by local artists.

▪  Thomas Stevens Gallery at 126 W. King St. presents “Kitchen Witches” featuring art dolls Chris Kanoy and colorful landscape paintings by Thomas Stevens.

▪  Eno Gallery at 100 S. Churton St. presents “The Abstracted Landscape” featuring the paintings of Michael Brown, Nancy Tuttle May, Marlise Newman and Gosia Toiza.

▪  Margaret Lane Gallery at 121 W. Margaret Lane presents “Turnabout of Annoyances” featuring the photography of D. Xavier Knox.

▪  Coldwell Banker at 106 S. Churton St. presents “Images in Nature” featuring the photography of Scott Gunty.

▪  The Paynter Law Firm at 106 S. Churton St., Suite 200, presents mixed media and oils by Cinc Hayes.

▪  Melissa Designer Jewelry at 116 S. Churton St. presents porcelain jewelry by Mimi Logothetis and fine jewelry by designer/goldsmith Melissa Booth.

▪  Orange County Historical Museum at 201 N. Churton St. presents a cross stitch greeting card workshop.

Other affiliated events:

▪  The Burwell School Historical Site, located at 319 N. Churton St., will be open 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will offer 15 minute tours at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

▪  The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough is hosting an Tour of the Old Town Cemetery from 7:30-9 p.m. beginning at the cemetery at the intersection of N. Churton and W. Tryon streets. Tickets must be purchased in advance on eventbrite or at the Visitors Center, 150 E. King St.

▪  Live music continues later in the evening at local bars Mystery Brewing Pub, Nash St. Tavern, and Hot Tin Roof.

More information

For more information about the Last Fridays Art Walks or Free Concert Series, call or visit the Hillsborough Arts Council, 102 N. Churton St. — 919-643-2500 — or visit

For more information about other events happening in town please go to