ORANGE COUNTY, NC (February 4, 2016)—The Orange County Arts Commission will sponsor the next Artists' Salon on Friday, February 19, 2016.

Artists’ Salons are held from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the West End Theatre at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Light refreshments will be served.

Salons are free, for artists of all kinds – performing, visual, literary, whatever! Come to meet, network and build a better arts environment for all Orange County artists.

February's topic will be "Artist & Venue Matchmaking III." Our guest presenter will be Meg McGurk, Executive Director, Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and representatives from 2nd Friday ArtWalk venues.

Are you an artist looking for places to perform or display your art? Is your venue, business, or event looking for dynamic, local art to display or experience? We want to make a match!

Join us for our third Artist & Venue Matchmaking event. Venues may include Chapel Hill and Carrboro businesses, restaurants, galleries, and special event presenters. Artists can include those from the visual arts, such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, design, crafts, and film making, as well as writers, dancers and musicians.

Artists from around the Triangle are welcome to attend this free event and should bring 20 copies of promotional materials to distribute to 2ND Friday Artwalk Venues.

Venues must RSVP to reserve a spot. Venues should RSVP to Meg McGurk at 919.967.9440 or send an email to Venues and artists can also reserve a spot online at

Artists are also welcome to RSVP to the Orange County Arts Commission at or 919.968.2011.

About the 2nd Friday ArtWalk
The 2nd Friday ArtWalk is managed by the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership and takes place in Carrboro and Chapel Hill from 6-9 pm on the second Friday of every month. Now featuring 30+ local venues, it offers a great opportunity to experience the creative arts scene in our community, explore venues and businesses throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro, as well as socialize with other art lovers! Many of the venues have live music, food, activities, and other art-related entertainment.

About the Artists’ Salon
The purpose of the salon series is to bring together artists of all disciplines in a casual setting to share ideas, concerns and information. The Orange County Arts Commission works to not only bring the artistic community together but to facilitate closer ties between artists and the general community. One of the goals of the Orange County Arts Commission is to better serve the needs of artists. Artists often work in isolation and salons can serve as a place to get feedback from peers as well as to share all of the problems and pleasures of being an artist.