Become a Venue on the  2nd Friday ArtWalk

Are you a Chapel Hill or Carrboro business or organization interested in joining the ArtWalk?  Fill out the form below and we'll contact you.  

The 2nd Friday ArtWalk is a great opportunity to experience the creative arts scene in our community, explore venues, and socialize with other art lovers. Venues may offer live music, food, activities, hands-on art demonstrations, discounts, and more.  Participating venues can be offices, service businesses, retail shops, restaurants, entertainment venues, and art galleries/museums.

The 2nd Friday ArtWalk is managed by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and is open to venues in the downtown areas of both Chapel Hill & Carrboro. 

2nd Friday ArtWalk management will provide the following:

  • A dedicated website ( and calendar that lists all participating venues and maps.  Each venue’s monthly events will be listed, along with venue information.
  • Social media (Facebook & Twitter), email marketing, and press releases to the media to promote the ArtWalk.
  • A sidewalk sign that should be placed outside the venue each ArtWalk night to help patrons locate participating venues. The replacement fee for a lost sign is $35.
  • Host additional promotional events; like Artist & Venue Matchmaking in February and 2nd Friday ArtRide in May.
  • A database of over 100 local artists of all mediums who are actively interested in being featured in ArtWalk venues. 

As an active participant, you will do the following:

  • Pay $100 as an initial membership fee.  Your membership is active for 12 months after the fee is paid. All funds will be put directly into marketing and activities to promote the event as well as cost of materials like signs.
  • Annual renewal fee will be in September of each year at $100.
  • Participate on the 2nd Friday of each month from 6PM to 9PM – and host an event. Display your venue sign and any other marketing information.
  • Submit information on your monthly event in a timely manner; conveniently online. This is the information we will use to generate press releases and marketing information – please be specific.
  • Not hold The 2nd Friday ArtWalk or any of its agents responsible for any activities that occur in your venue as related to the ArtWalk.


Join 2nd Friday as a Venue

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Membership in 2nd Friday ArtWalk is available for businesses and organizations in Chapel Hill & Carrboro only.