We’re ready to dance just thinking about the fact that the American Dance Festival (ADF) is underway in Durham for its 85th year, and we’re celebrating because it’s a collective display of movement meant for all of us to enjoy. Yes, that means you too! For those among you who wonder how to weave yourself into the art that is modern dance, we’re here to demystify the experience. Whether you consider yourself a skeptic, a local talent scout, parent, millennial on a budget, or dance connoisseur, consider this an invitation from us to take the plunge into an immersive ADF.
A North Carolina native and visual artist, Candy Carver says that her bold and brightly colored contemporary and mural artwork ranges from abstract to figurative and is more about exploration than fully defined pieces. Her creativity knows no bounds, and we were honored to select her as our featured artist for this season’s activity guide. Her painting, entitled Be Connected, is acrylic on canvas, and leaps off the page and into our spirit, just in time for summer.
Topics: Arts & Entertainment
Visit Durham, NC to enjoy a weekend full of artistic and cultural experiences. There are many things to do in Durham, NC, including concerts, art museums, Broadway shows, and more! Whether you like discovering artists at local galleries, or seeing your favorite musician on the big stage, Durham, NC attractions are right for you.
Thanks to Durham’s world-class drinking and dining scene, it’s pretty easy to plan a date centered around a night out at a bar or restaurant. Looking for something out of the ordinary? Here are unique date night (or day!) itineraries in four Durham districts.
Sherri Holmes is the Founder and Director of the Triangle Friends of African American Arts, an organization that strives to expand awareness, understanding, and support of African and African-American arts.
Last week I was driving to work listening to the radio and an announcer said that Vogue magazine had just named the hippest city in North Carolina. Even before she told us, I knew the answer. Durham! In addition to the restaurants and historic districts mentioned in the Vogue article, I believe that African-American arts are an important part of Durham’s status as a mecca for culture.