Growing up in Durham North Carolina doesn't exactly strike anyone as amazing. When you compare Durham to cities like New York, San Fransisco, or Miami it can appear quite bland, but its home and funnily enough it can be quite interesting, I mean it is a college town, you know something has to go down.
My first day back home from school, when all I want to do is lay in my bed until the end of time my mom had a little surprise, (I guess our parents are similar in that capacity). Downtown Durham was having a Art walk, hosted by the arts council and local shops. I would usually jump at an opportunity like this, but considering I just started vacation from art school where events like this can be made mandatory for class, it was last on my list of to-dos. Boy was I wrong, We walked around and browsed a few booths and galleries, all with local artist handmade goods. Who knew such interesting art pieces could be found ten minutes away from my home. On top of the the weekly farmers market was going on where they sell the best kettle corn on the planet! and no I'm not exaggerating, the best! (conveniently in a bright red mobile truck, yes i thought about driving it home, but I didn't think grand theft auto would look good on my resume)
So thank you Durham arts council for and amazing day that I would have wasted otherwise.