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  • Ackland Art Museum

    Ackland Art Museum

    Regular Ackland hours: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm. The Ackland Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers a wide stylistic range of art, from contemporary American photography to European master paintings, and from video installations to Early Modern portraits.  The Ackland’s holdings – over 17,000 works of art – include significant collections of European masterworks, 20th-century and contemporary art, African art, and North Carolina pottery.  In addition, the Ackland has North Carolina’s premier collections of Asian art and works on paper (drawings, prints, and photographs).  Admission is free.

    The Ackland has a vibrant and active program schedule offering music, films, gallery talks, tours, and other activities to all ages. 

    Visit to find out more about Chapel Hill’s own world-class museum!

  • ArtsCenter


    Presents jazz, folk-traditional and world music, plus theater and children's programs. Light fare, wine and coffee available during performances. Cost varies by performance. The ArtSchool offers classes in the visual, literary and performing arts for all ages and levels of experience, and the two galleries present exhibits on a rotating basis. Parking.

  • Cat’s Cradle

    Cat’s Cradle

    Cat’s Cradle is a major cornerstone of musical influence in the Triangle offering both indie and national talent.  Since 1969, the Cradle has been feeding the hungry crowds of college students’ the musical entertainment they crave.  Their intimate venue on 300 E. Main Street in Carrboro has been the Cradle’s home for the past 18 years and is credited for helping launching such indie rock careers as Superchunk, Ben Folds Five, Whiskeytown, Polvo and Archers of Loaf.  So whatever your musical taste may be, rest assured Cat’s Cradle will offer a variety of talent to whet your appetite. Events now also in the Cat's Cradle Back Room.

  • Chelsea Theater

    Chelsea Theater

    Call for show times. The screens provide the community with the best independent and foreign movies. The Chelsea also serves beer and wine along with its reasonably priced concessions.

  • Deep Dish Theater Company

    Deep Dish Theater Company

    Box office open Wed-Sat, 3-6pm. Performances Wed-Thur 7:30pm; Fri-Sat 8pm and Sun 2pm.
    Deep Dish Theater Company creates a compelling, provocative theater. The 72-seat theater provides each audience member an intimate evening of dramatic work. Staging works by authors as varied as Noel Coward and Anton Chekhov, you’ve sure to be left satisfied with any production at Deep Dish. The company’s name was inspired by the desire of founding artistic director Paul Frellick to create theater that evokes the excitement, enjoyment and satisfaction of a robust, well-prepared meal. Performances are offered throughout the year, plus discussions before and after.

  • DSI Comedy Theater

    DSI Comedy Theater

    Call for show times.
    DSI Comedy Theater entertains audiences with its energetic and extremely committed take on improvisational theater. DSI offers two critically acclaimed touring shows, a growing college improv network (‘Implosion’) and a national improv festival. It’s more than just another comedy theater; it’s recognized for its development, promotion and performance of the art of improvisation.

  • ENO Gallery

    ENO Gallery

    Tue-Thur, 12:30pm-5:30 pm; Fri&Sat 12:30pn-8:30pm, Sun 1-4pm. Open till 9 pm for Last Friday Art Walk events.
    Located in the heart of the Hillsborough Historic district, Eno Gallery is a premier destination for visitors to the area. ENO Gallery is a unique fine art gallery representing exceptional contemporary emerging and established artists for both first time buyers and discerning collectors. A unique and intimate exhibition space, ENO Gallery features monthly solo exhibitions as well as selected group shows throughout the year.  For more information visit Eno Gallery Facebook Page.

  • Forest Theatre

    Forest Theatre

    Open daily, dawn to dusk.

    Outdoor drama was first performed here in Chapel Hill’s Battle Park in 1916 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The site was chosen by William C. Coker, who also developed Coker Arboretum nearby in 1903. The theater was rebuilt in the early 1940s. University and community groups continue to perform here in the warmer months. Woodland trails into the 93-acre Battle Park start here. Site of summertime Paperhand Puppet Intervention Festival.

  • FRANK Gallery

    FRANK Gallery

    Open Tue-Sat, 11am-6pm; Thur till 8pm, Sun, 1-5pm
    A non-profit group of 24 artists have formed this 501c3 non-profit artists collective. The gallery is 3,400 square feet of space that is operated by these member artists and include another 50 regional and national artists. Gallery includes clay, glass, jewelry, mixed media, paintings, pastel, sculpture, photography, printmaking, textile, wood and more.

  • Hanes Art Center

    Hanes Art Center

    The 45,000 square-foot Hanes Art Center includes a 300-seat auditorium; lecture classrooms; studio classrooms; photography, printmaking, painting, and electronic media studios; an installation room, a critique room, and faculty and graduate student studios. Artworks are exhibited in the Allcott Gallery and other exhibition spaces. The building also houses the Sloane Art Library and the Visual Resources Library.

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