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Paint it Orange: Plein Air Paint-Out and Wet Paint Sale @ Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery & Gift Shop
Oct 25 – Nov 27 all-day

At the end of October, the Orange County Arts Commission and the Hillsborough Arts Council will present Paint it Orange: Plein Air Paint-out and Wet Paint Sale. Plein air (open air) painters are invited to paint the landscapes and sites of Orange County, NC, for three days. The competition will culminate with an awards reception at the Hillsborough Arts Council before the start of Last Fridays Art Walk on Friday, October 27.

The Wet Paint Sale fundraiser, to benefit OCAC and HAC, starts at 6:30 pm on Friday and will run through the end of November. The sale of these framed ready-to-hang paintings will allow patrons the opportunity to purchase original works of art of notable Orange County locations, just in time for the holidays!

The juror of the competition will be painter John Beerman, whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

Chapel Hill – Carrboro Holiday Parade @ Downtown Chapel Hill
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Chapel Hill – Carrboro Holiday Parade will take place from 10am – 12noon on Saturday, Dec 9, 2017
A favorite Chapel Hill tradition, the annual parade showcases the rich diversity of our community. From marching bands to business leaders, youth groups, and creatively decorated floats, this event puts everyone in a festive mood. At 10am, the parade begins in front of Morehead Planetarium and progresses through Chapel Hill on Franklin Street, ending around noon at the Carrboro Town Hall. Music, live interviews, and commentators will be broadcast both on television and by live public address on the street. Don’t miss the elves, reindeer, candy canes and of course, Santa Claus riding his sleigh!