Local artists are returning to enliven Franklin Street storefronts with the Windows on Chapel Hill installation.
A collaboration between the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership, the Town of Chapel Hill’s Public and Cultural Arts Office, and smArts Creative Programs and Events, the program aims to bring pop-up art displays to downtown storefronts and promote artists in our community.
The seasonal feature has grown from one to four installations, and will include interactive performances.
Meanwhile, the the town has announced the spring calendar of events at The Plaza at 140 West Franklin.
“The diversity of music, art, and interactive activities make The Plaza at 140 West Franklin an entertainment and cultural arts destination for the whole community,” said Meg McGurk, executive director of the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership. Spring offerings will include sculpture, dance, music and art, along with other diverse activities.
The Plaza is a 30,000 square foot outdoor public space designed to encourage recreation and leisure, engage the downtown community, and bring the performing arts alive.
On the move
The WiderNet Project has recently relocated from Iowa to Chapel Hill. The project works to deliver educational resources to underprivileged individuals and communities worldwide and improve their digital communication. WiderNet’s eGranary Digital Library – also known as “The Internet in a Box” – provides more than 30 million digital educational resources to institutions lacking adequate Internet access.
Persons of Interest
The Greater Chapel Hill Association of Realtors has named Desiree Goldman as government affairs director. Goldman, a full-service realtor, served as the association’s legislative affairs liaison for four years. In 2010 she was awarded Realtor of the Year by the Greater Chapel Hill Association of Realtors.
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