CARRBORO – You’re invited to 300 East Main Street in Carrboro this Monday, February 10, to help celebrate the grand opening of WomanCraft at its new location.
“We’re really looking forward to it,” says WomanCraft member Brenda Baldwin Scott, “and we hope that everybody who’s been a longtime fan of WomanCraft–and everybody who’s new and wants to see what we have to offer–(will) come and join us.”
WomanCraft is an artists’ cooperative, run entirely by volunteers, that’s been in the area for nearly 40 years, most recently at Eastgate in Chapel Hill. It’s moving to Carrboro after losing its lease at Eastgate, just a few months after last June’s floods forced the store to close for an entire month.
But WomanCraft member Dale Morgan says the co-op’s 70-plus artists are all excited about the new location—which will put WomanCraft in a center of arts and entertainment that also includes Cameron’s, the ArtsCenter and Cat’s Cradle.
“We’re really happy to be a part of that community,” says Morgan. “They’ve been so welcoming to us, and we feel like we’ve finally landed where we should have been all along.”
Listen to Aaron Keck’s conversation with Scott and Morgan.
The grand opening will take place on Monday from 6:00-8:00 p.m., featuring a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:00 with Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle.