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Creative Arts Events

Ongoing Events & Locations

Participate in the Chatham 250 Sidewalk Chalk Festival 

 

On Saturday, September 11th, 2021, express your creativity by joining the Chatham 250 Sidewalk Chalk Festival. Community Members are welcome to participate on site at the Park at Briar Chapel or send in a photo of their masterpiece that they created at their own home. The competition will be split into age divisions and the winner will be selected by a panel of judges.

 

Date: September 11th, 2021 

Location: 1015 Andrews Store Rd, Pittsboro, NC 27312 OR anywhere

 

This Chatham 250 Celebration Theme event is sponsored by Carolina Meadows.

 

Go See Clyde's Critters in Bynum

 

Since 1982, Clyde Jones has been making his chainsaw creations which are now displayed in Clyde Jones’ Critter Crossing in Bynum. 

 

Location: 137 Bynum Hill Road, Bynum, NC 27228

 

With COVID-19 still afoot, Chatham Arts Council is tweaking their 19th annual ClydeFEST event. Many of you know all about our traditional old-school kids’ arts carnival celebrating folk artist Clyde Jones. And if you don’t, that’s ok too, because this year, it will look a little different. We are spreading the joy of ClydeFEST throughout Chatham County in COVID-safe ways to bring you a series of small, socially distanced events we are calling ClydeFEST in the Wild.

 

Dates: April 20th - May 2nd, 2021

Locations: Throughout Chatham County

 

Visit a Chatham Pottery Studio

 

Find a Chatham Pottery Studio to visit on the Chatham Artists Guild’s list of ceramic artists 

and/or on the Chatham Arts Council’s list of pottery and ceramic artists.

 

Participate in Chatham Arts Council program or event

 

With COVID-19 still afoot, Chatham Arts Council is tweaking their 19th annual ClydeFEST event. Many of you know all about our traditional old-school kids’ arts carnival celebrating folk artist Clyde Jones. And if you don’t, that’s ok too, because this year, it will look a little different. We are spreading the joy of ClydeFEST throughout Chatham County in COVID-safe ways to bring you a series of small, socially distanced events we are calling ClydeFEST in the Wild.

 

Dates: April 20th - May 2nd, 2021

Locations: Throughout Chatham County

 

Listen to live music in Chatham virtually or in person

 

Watch a virtual Council on Aging Bluegrass music concert from the Original Haw River Crawdaddies.

Watch Siler City's own Nu-Blu's music documentary on Amazon Prime (free for Amazon Prime members). 

 

Eat at one chatham County restaurant you've never been to before

 

Find a new restaurant to try on the Pittsboro-Siler City Convention & Visitors Bureau list of Chatham County restaurants

 

Try a speciality hot or cold beverage at a Chatham County establishment

 

Find a Chatham County establishment to try that serves specialty hot beverages and/or adult craft beverages, courtesy of the Pittsboro-Siler City Convention & Visitors Bureau. 

 

Attend or perform in a Chatham Library Virtual Open Mic

 

Register to attend the next Chatham Library Virtual Open Mic.

 

Stop by the Small Museum of Folk Art

 

Learn more about the Small B&B Folk Art Museum

 

Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 7:30 AM to 2 PM and Sunday 9 AM to 2 PM

Location: 219 East Street Pittsboro, NC 27312

 

Attend the Hoppin' John Fiddlers’ Convention

Chatham County's take on this NC Tradition! Hoppin' John Fiddlers’ Convention is all about string band music, featuring band, instrument and dance contests, square dances, musician showcases and workshops, craft vendors, food, camping and other family activities, all happening in a beautiful 72-acre farm setting. Previous years have featured a cook-off and cake walk as well, but we may be putting those on hiatus, depending on covid safety.

 

Tickets required for entry!

 

Go to the "Come Out and Play" Sculpture Show 

 

The Come Out and Play Sculpture Show is an annual outdoor sculpture show featuring dozens of artists who create in a myriad of media. The event takes place on a lovely 17-acre homestead and much of the artists’ work is for sale. Each reception is filled with amazing art, free food provided by the artists and the hosts, and live music provided by the North Carolina Songwriters Co-op. Check out the 2021 Come Out and Play Website for updates.

Dates: Opening Reception: Saturday, August 28th and Sunday, August 29th from 12 PM until Dark
Saturday Receptions: Saturdays, September 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th from 3PM until Dark

 

Location: 150 Wild Horse Run, Pittsboro, NC 27312

Visit a Chatham fiber/textile studio 

 

Find a Chatham fiber/textile Studio to visit on the Chatham Artist Guild’s list of fiber/textile artists or on the Chatham Arts Council’s list of fiber/textile artists.

 

Have a conversation with a Chatham County Artist

 

Find an artist to reach out to on the Chatham Arts Council’s Directory of Artists or on the 

Chatham Artist Guilds member artists directory

 

Treat yourself to a healing/wellness arts program


Take an outdoor and/or online yoga class with Yoga Garden or The Golden Present.

Read a George Moses Horton Poem 

Click here and here to read poems by George Moses Horton

 

Join the Chatham County Public Library’s Virtual Author Event with Don Tate, acclaimed author and illustrator of Poet: The Remarkable Life of George Moses Horton. Done Tate will join us to talk about the life of Chatham County's Historic Poet Laureate, and about his picture book biography of Horton. Don’t forget to register to attend the event.

 

Browse the Artist Profiles on the Chatham 250 Website


Read the Artist Profiles on the Chatham 250 website’s “Learn” section.