Arts Everywhere Day 2024 Schedule!

Find your fun on Arts Everywhere Day!

Campus is alive with art! Check the schedule below for things you can do all day long on Arts Everywhere Day Friday, April 12. Whether it’s exhibits, performances, or just free food, you’ll love being a part of Art’s biggest day on campus.

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Event Time & Location Description
UNC Asian American Center: Community Mural Design Competition Online (Instagram / Facebook / X) / All Day The design submissions for the community mural in downtown Chapel Hill at MoMo’s Master are in! Follow the Asian American Center on social media for details on how to vote for your favorite during Arts Everywhere Day! The winning design will be painted by the community at a future date.
Exhibit: The Longleaf Pine Savanna – An Artistic Exploration of an Ecosystem 9 AM – 5 PM / Pegg Exhibit Hall This exhibit by members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators Carolinas Chapter and North Carolina Botanical Artists Circle highlights the plants, animals, and fungi that grow in longleaf pine communities in the southeastern United States. The show runs through Sunday, April 28 in the DeBerry Gallery at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Learn more. Free.
Initiations Exhibition 9 AM – 6 PM / Stone Center Gallery- 1st floor Initiations showcases the works of six artists who engage with a variety of photographic formats and audiovisual works offering a visual dialogue that initiates the audience to each artist’s aesthetic language. Artists in the group exhibit include: Jasmine Clark, Ibrahim Ahmad, Nyugen E. Smith, Andres Hernandez, Adrienne Jacob Oliver, and Letícia Clementina. Free.
Exhibition: “Past Forward: Native American Art from Gilcrease Museum” 10 AM – 9 PM / Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street See the Ackland Art Museum’s current exhibition “Past Forward: Native American Art from Gilcrease Museum” during Arts Everywhere Day! Admission to the Ackland is always free.

Oklahoma’s Gilcrease Museum houses one of the best and most comprehensive collections of Native American art in the country, largely built by a collector who was himself a member of the Muscogee Nation. This unprecedented traveling exhibition emphasizes Indigenous art from the heartland from the late nineteenth century to the present day, supplemented by ancient stone carvings and by a handful of contrasting Euro-American works.

Arts Everywhere Interactive Art Fair 11-1pm / Outside the Union (The Pit & The Gift) Come meet the student groups, university units, artists and more who make our campus vibrant!
ISSS Rubber Stamp Carving 12:30 – 2 PM / FedEx Global Education Center – 2nd Floor outside ISSS office Join us in the FedEx Global Education Center anytime 12:30pm-2:00pm to meet new people, design, and carve your own personalized rubber stamp. Everyone is invited, join us as your schedule allows. We will have tables set up on the 2nd floor of the FedEx GEC outside the ISSS office. Free. No RSVP needed.
TOUR: A Closer Look at “Past Forward” 1 – 1:30 PM / Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street Join Ackland educators for a lively half-hour look at two works of art. These engaging conversational tours offer a closer look at and new perspectives on works on view in “Past Forward: Native American Art from Gilcrease Museum.” Free; no RSVP needed.
Button Making for Arts Everywhere and National Library Week! 1 – 3 PM / Outside of Davis Library Celebrate the end of National Library Week with a brand new button! Free.
Blackout poetry zines 2 – 4 PM / Sloane Art Library Create a zine of blackout poetry to celebrate Arts Everywhere Day! We’ll have small booklets made from pages cut out of old magazines, and art supplies that you can use to turn them into new artworks of your own. For inspiration, Art Library staff will share examples from our collection of artists’ books and zines, and we’ll help to guide and encourage you in creating your own work. Free. No RSVP needed.
This Art Belongs to the Artist: Art as Human Rights Exhibition & Symposium Exhibition Reception: 2 – 3 PM Hanes Art Center Gallery, Symposium: 3 – 7 PM Hanes Art Center Auditorium, Room 121, and Zoom Explore the ongoing impact of state violence and the consequences of the extralegal prison at the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp through the framework of art and law. The program includes an exhibition of art created by men imprisoned at the GBDC followed by symposium speakers, including the virtual participation of several released detainee artists. Free. No RSVP needed.
Light, Cameras, Astronomy: Applications of Light in the Arts and Sciences 5 – 7 PM / Carolina Union Art Gallery No two disciplines have developed as closely and co-dependently as photography and astronomy. Come learn more about how artists and scientists view and study the physical world around them. Free. No RSVP needed.
Spring Salon: The Life and Music of Joseph Bolgne, Chevalier de Saint-George (1745-1799) 5:30 – 8 PM / Kenan Conference Center Lounge Dinner, conversation, and musical performances! This informal evening event will echo Parisian salons of the 18th century, complete with dinner and live musical performances. It will focus on Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-George, who came to Paris as a child and skyrocketed to fame as a virtuosic fencer, violinist, and composer. $70 / Registration required.
Arts Everywhere Performance Showcase 6 – 8 PM / South Building Steps
Arts biggest stage! Come enjoy a performance in the heart of campus featuring The BIG SCREAM, The Tarpeggios, UNC BlueStar, Bhangra Elite, The Walkons, and the UNC Hip Hop Ensemble. Free food, great performances, and a chance to celebrate Art in the heart of campus. Free.
ARTISTS’ CONVERSATION: Caldwell Artists-in-Residence Teri Greeves and Keri Ataumbi 6 PM / Ackland Art Museum, 101 S. Columbia Street Join us for a lively conversation about contemporary Native American Art with artists Teri Greeves (Kiowa) and Keri Ataumbi (Kiowa), moderated by Jami Powell (Osage), Curator of Indigenous Art at Dartmouth’s Hood Museum. The talk begins at 6 p.m. and a reception for participants will follow. Registration is required. Reserve your free tickets here.
The Game 7:30 PM / Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art THE GAME A World Premiere by Bekah Brunstetter directed by Vivienne Benesch Every marriage hits a glitch Alyssa and Homer are feeling disconnected in their marriage. And it’s all due to the massively engrossing online game that’s wreaking havoc on the lives of couples everywhere. When she puts together a support group for other women in a similar situation, the game enters a new level where all’s fair in love and war. Bekah Brunstetter’s (NBC’s “This is Us”, Broadway’s newest hit “The Notebook”) hilarious and heartfelt world premiere brings technology and community together in the most unexpected ways. Tickets start at $20 for the general public UNC students just $10.