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SHIMMER: The Art of Light

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SHIMMER: The Art of Light

SHIMMER is a free, one-night event featuring illuminated art installations, projections, and programmatic components covering a 5 block radius on the border between Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC. SHIMMER is the first collaborative event of its kind, taking place on a 2nd Friday ArtWalk and turning the area into a de facto art gallery.

SHIMMER is a compelling, impactful event that creates a cultural bridge between Chapel Hill and Carrboro, focusing on the creativity of our region, and impacting the economies of both towns. The event will span from Robeson St in Chapel Hill to Artscenter in Carrboro and bring visitors from throughout the Triangle and beyond. With a draw outside of the region, SHIMMER will produce a positive economic impact on local hotels, restaurants, and retail businesses around the event footprint.

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VENUES

More than 20 venues participate in Shimmer.

Below are the locations where art installations, light projections and illuminated programmatic components take place during Shimmer.

Thanks to all the participating local businesses and organizations!

GRAHAM STREET VENUES

AL’S BURGER SHACK

The parking lot at Al’s, always a busy location in Chapel Hill, is one of the Shimmer locations again in 2017.

BAXTER ARCADE

Everyone will enjoy adding this Shimmer site to their arcade experience at The Baxter!

MIDWAY COMMUNITY KITCHEN

Midway Community Kitchen is a perfect corner location for a Shimmer artist.

MAIN STREET VENUES

ARTCENTER INTERIOR FRONT ENTRYWAY

The interior front entryway of the ArtsCenter is available for an installation.

ARTSCENTER

This paved island in front of the ArtsCenter is a compact space for a Shimmer artist.

ARTSCENTER WALL

The east side of the ArtsCenter is a large expanse of brick wall perfect for a projected installation.

ARTSCENTER/HAMPTON INN

This space in the parking lot between the ArtsCenter and the Hampton Inn is a location for Shimmer art.

CAFE CARRBORO

The tree in front of Cafe Carrboro, located at the intersection of Rosemary and Main Streets, can prominently showcase a Shimmer artist.

CAFE CARRBORO SIDE PATIO

This area features a wood pergola and patio for a Shimmer artist installation.

CALAVERA

The tree in front of Calaveras is ready to be illuminated during Shimmer.

KALISHER EXTERIOR UPPER DECK

A visible upper deck right at the heart of the event.

ST. PAUL AME

The Main Street side of St. Paul AME church can display an installation.
The parking area on Merritt Mill also can host artists.

VISITORS BUREAU

The Chapel Hill/Orange County Visitors Bureau opens their doors to visitors as well as to a Shimmer artist with an interior installation.

WOMANCRAFT

The space in front of Womancraft is a large and prominent Shimmer venue.

ROSEMARY STREET VENUES

BOWBARR

The side of this building can display the art of a Shimmer artist.

GREENBRIDGE CONDOMINIUMS ENTRYWAY

A wide outside area on concrete, with an indoor lobby close by.

RIVERS AGENCY

The Rivers Agency offers space for an interior Shimmer installation.

VINYL PERK MURAL WALL

The exterior wall of Vinyl Perk offers a large space for projection art.

MERRITT MILL ROAD VENUES

LIGHT ART+DESIGN

This gallery can host Shimmer artists in an indoor location.

FRANKLIN STREET VENUES

140 WEST FRANKLIN

The public art installation at 140 West Franklin Street is titled Exhale. Created by Mikyoung Kim, the sculpture’s folded, layered and perforated stainless steel skin allows for LED lights and fog to emanate through the textured surfaces of the piece, thus animating the piece.

CHAPEL HILL TIRE PARKING LOT

Chapel Hill Tire exterior parking stalls – East corner, 2 parking spots. This would be ideal for an installation or projection with a screen.

GURU INDIA RED BRICK

Just outside of Guru India Restaurant and on a busy portion of Franklin St, this space will have high visibility.