Durham is a city of makers, craftspeople, artists, builders, designers … our creativity knows no bounds. This issue is meant to celebrate just a few examples of the folks who add so much color to the fabric of our community: a potter whose plates are the vehicles for farm-to-table dishes at Piedmont; several Durham Craft Market makers; a curator of mismatched china; the designers behind the Durham Civil Rights History Mural; local artists whose work is featured in the 21c Museum Hotel; a leather worker at Golden Belt; and many others. We also took a look at downtown’s progress with Geoff Durham of Downtown Durham Inc. as well as Kimberly Jenkins and Mac Chisholm, who are renovating the old health services building.
In addition to our design coverage, we spoke with WUNC‘s Phoebe Judge; Bill Shore, interim president of the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce; and Maestro William Henry Curry of the Durham Symphony Orchestra. Looking ahead to fall, we’ve recommended a must-try soup from Toast and cocktail from Juju, and shared our top upcoming events that should make it into your calendars.
The magazine, which is complimentary, can be found on newsstands at Sam’s Quik Shop, Whole Foods, The Regulator Bookshop, Parker & Otis, Foster’s Market, Guglhupf, Toast and many other locations.