Everything Arts Everywhere

Welcome (back), Tar Heels!

No matter who you are, where you’re from, or what your artistic skill level is, we invite you to get creative with us this year! For those who don’t know us or for those who could use a refresher, scroll through our quick overview below to get to know who we are and what we do!

Who we are

Arts Everywhere is a comprehensive initiative at UNC to make the arts a fundamental part of the University culture and daily campus life. Through innovative programs with campus and community partners, Arts Everywhere harnesses the unique power of the arts to inspire curiosity, provoke change, and promote a more creative Carolina.

two students are tap dancing in the foyer of davis library. They are surrounded by onlooking students
Footwork Battles with Dorrance Dance and soccer freestyle champion Indi Cowie at Davis Library and The Pit.
(Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

What we do

Spaces to create and reflect

Morrison Art Studio is a place where you can unleash your inner artist with the use of all the free art supplies you’ll need!

a gray table surrounded by blue and green stools. there is a jar with paintbrushes and a few canvases on top of the table. A colorful painting of an armchair hangs on the wall.
Morrison Art Studio

The Studio is now open Monday-Sunday from 3-8 pm! Sign up for the Morrison Art Studio listserv to stay up to date on the latest updates and upcoming events!

Creative Interruptions

Short Story Dispensers

Did you know that we have 8 touch-free short story dispensers on campus and in the community and anyone can submit a piece to be published in one? Plus, if you’re not on campus to print a story from a machine, you can still peruse them online! Follow Short Story UNC on Instagram for the latest news!

a short story dispenser, which is a black cylinder on the bottom and a glass sheet on top, stands in front of a wooden column. the column is covered in black signatures and has shelves, which hold previously dispensed short stories. bookshelves in the background.
Short Story Dispenser at Epilogue

First Fridays

This monthly concert series with the UNC Department of Music highlights student music groups at different locations across campus. Fill out this form if you’re interested in being featured!

the rotunda of Hill Hall. A white room with a round opening in the ceiling. Singers perform from the balcony with an audience below.
Carolina Choir and UNC Chamber Singers perform holiday songs in the Hill Hall atrium on December 6, 2019, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Pop-up exhibits

To keep our campus and community safe, we couldn’t hold in-person exhibits last year. However, we wanted to find a way to bring art to the community so we partnered with the Carolina ARVR Club and the Downtown Partnership to create an interactive virtual art exhibit.

a white brick wall has an Art Walk marker. The marker is blue and yellow with a cartoon rat on it. Two arms are holding a phone to scan the marker.
ARt Walk on Franklin: Then, Now and Always

Public art

Watch out for some new murals coming to campus this Fall! Until then, here are the two newest pieces of art that were installed last year!

blue and green background with black silhouette of female runner
Fetzer Gym Mural by Livian Kennedy (’20)


mural of colorful city buildings in the background with white tree silhouettes in the foreground
Into the Woods by Paul Friedrich

Project Support

We love supporting students when they come to us with their ideas or apply for project support through our Student Arts Innovation Grant! Read about a few past projects such as the exhibit Intimate Economies by Krysta Sa (’21) and the play, sons that wear dresses and mothers that love sweet potatoes by Gage Tarlton (’20).

2020-2021 Student Arts Innovation Grant winners


And we have to mention Arts Everywhere Day!

A campus wide celebration of the arts in which we engage the campus community with diverse arts experiences, transform campus spaces into creative hubs, and raise awareness of the breadth and depth of the arts at UNC.

Six students surround a table that is covered with paper and paint palettes. They are painting.
Arts Everywhere takes over the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill April 6, 2018 (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)
String Quartet Performance at Arts Everywhere Day 2021

UNC Flying Silk Performance at Arts Everywhere Day 2021

Team Effort

There’s an arts experience around every corner thanks to our wonderful arts partners and friends on campus! We encourage you to get to know them by perusing their websites or getting involved in our Social Media Challenge on Instagram!

Get Involved

Together, we look forward to bringing you opportunities to learn, engage & experience the arts at UNC!

Ramses, the UNC ram mascot, is wearing an Arts Everywhere t-shirt while standing in front of a mural of the AE logo.
Arts Everywhere is an initiative to integrate the arts into the campus culture that Chancellor Carol L. Folt announced last July when she named Emil Kang to serve as Special Assistant to the Chancellor for the Arts.
(Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)


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August 2021