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Durham Storefront Project 

When: Nov. 19-Jan. 2 2012

As with many Southern cities, Durham's downtown boasts plenty of wonderful, yet moldering and underutilized, architectural spaces. The Durham Storefront Project transforms 14 of these spaces into lively art installations by pairing local artists with storefront windows. Part of a national trend to enliven commercial zones emptied by the recession, the project neatly coincides with the Durham Arts Council's weekend "Holiday Market" Art Walk. Some artists will simply display existing pieces; others have made site-specific work that responds to the space's history. Paying homage to bygone office workers and office supplies, Stacey L. Kirby performs her interactive Declaration Project live over the weekend in one of the windows of the old Bargain Furniture Building on Chapel Hill Street, opposite a contemplative installation by Cici Stevens incorporating found birds' nests. Dave Alsobrooks and Luis Franco hook thematically with the Museum of Life and Science's current exhibit on race in the windows of the Trinity Design building on Gregson Street. Other participating artists include Catherine Howard, Helen Seebold, Meg Stein, Molloy Rogers and Matt Zigler. The project is a collaboration between the DAC, building owners and downtown businesses, and will be on display through Jan. 2. Visit durhamstorefrontproject.org for a map, list of locations and full artist information. —Chris Vitiello


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