Art On Weaver 

The Story Behind Art On Weaver

Works by more than 15 local and regional sculptors will be included in this year-long exhibit due to be installed on June 21st 1997 along Carrboro’s Weaver Street.  Carrboro, sister community of North Carolina’s premier university town of Chapel Hill, has been dubbed the Paris of the Piedmont because of its sophisticated style and cosmopolitan connections.  Art on Weaver is a spontaneous flowering of Carrboro’s role as a focus for the artists of the area, originating with a group of friends sharing business premises at 203 West Weaver Street. 

Recognising the townscape significance of Weaver Street as a connector of Carrboro’s important public spaces in the compact downtown area, James Morgan and Alison Weiner, both designers, Catherine DeVine Grimball, a writer, and Gina DeVine, a financial consultant, drew up a plan to turn a four-block section of the street into a permanent outdoor sculpture gallery.  With help from local lawyer Robin Lackey they set up The Public Gallery of Carrboro as a non-profit corporation to put the plan into action. 

As well as enhancing the downtown, the exhibit will act as a marketplace for contemporary sculptors working in a variety of styles and materials.  Visit and enjoy this truly public gallery throughout the year, and if you’re seeking art for your yard or for your business, bring a checkbook: all works are for sale. 


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