An arts and crafts festival is often about more than the festival itself. That was true this past weekend with CenterFest in Durham, NC. I was moved from my ‘usual’ and very good spot of the past few years to a very poor location that got little foot traffic. So I didn’t do nearly as well as I usually do, but I did make a good contact that resulted in a second resting place for my scarves in Durham besides Exotique on Main St. I'm pleased to now have several scarves at Bull City Art and Frame Co., in downtown's Brightleaf Square. I’m in good company there - one of their goals is to promote local art and craft - and there is a delightful mix of it in the gallery.
Here are some of the scarves I have at BCAF ~ click images for a closer look!
Brightleaf Square is an interesting place and a popular destination for visitors to Durham. The 45 or so specialty shops and restaurants are housed in 2 refurbished, historic tobacco warehouses separated by an attractive brick courtyard. The courtyard is now festooned with festive lights and serves as outdoor seating for the restaurants and for live entertainment. The place has a really nice vibe to it.
Bull City Art & Frame is located in the north building of Brightleaf Square, at 905 West Main Street, Suite 20F, Durham, NC 27701.
Hours are: Tuesday – Friday 10-6; Saturday 10-3. Closed Sunday and Monday.
I hope you'll drop in and visit next time you're in Durham!
UPCOMING SHOW - Final one for the year!
- FestiFall, Downtown Chapel Hill, NC. Sunday Oct. 5, Booth B29 on Franklin St.