Celebrate Arts Everywhere Day with the University Libraries

April 10, 2023

Each year, Arts Everywhere takes a day to highlight the many ways the Carolina Community creates art. This year’s event is on April 14, and the University Libraries is joining the celebration with a series of events leading up to and during Arts Everywhere Day.

Ongoing Exhibition

Every Book a Mirror: Book Artists Engage with the 21st Century
Wilson Library, North Carolina Collection Gallery

Every Book a Mirror presents artists’ books and zines from the Sloane Art Library at UNC-Chapel Hill that are engaged with vital social issues of the 21st century. Whether addressing a monumental issue like climate change or the intimate details of an individual history, featured works use craft, storytelling and the simple act of publishing to make powerful statements.

Tuesday, April 11

Incubator Awards Showcase
Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room, 5:00 p.m.

The University Library’s Incubator Awards provide financial and research support for students using historical and rare library materials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill towards projects in the arts. Join us in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room at Wilson Library for artist’s talks from this year’s recipients.

Crafting Tuesdays: Bookbinding
Kenan Research Hub and Makerspace; 6:30 p.m.

Visit the Makerspace at Kenan Science Library and create your own pocket sketchbook while learning stitches used in bookbinding. No experience required. Materials will be provided, but you can bring anything you wish to re/use to construct or decorate your notebook. Participants can explore the Kenan Science Library Makerspace during the workshop.

Friday, April 14

Craft Crawl at the UL
Undergraduate Library, All Day

Take a study break and make some art! Craft stations at the Undergraduate library will include fiber arts, bracelet making, origami and more.

Create a Converse Card
Undergraduate Library, Room 124, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Birthday? Father’s Day? Maybe you just want to show appreciation for someone’s shoe game? Join us at the Undergraduate Library to create this fun card. All materials will be provided. One card per person.

Science Crafting with the Kenan Science Library
Murray-Venable Courtyard, 1-3 p.m.

Celebrate Arts Everywhere Day at Kenan Science Library! Drop by our courtyard, located west of Wilson Library and Dey Hall, for some fun, science-themed crafts! We’ll have supplies for stamps, buttons, origami creations and more.

Create a Flower Card
Undergraduate Library, Room 124, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Need to send a card for a birthday, Mother’s Day or just a sweet hello – we’ve got you covered. Join us at the Undergraduate Library to create this fun card. All materials will be provided. One card per person.

Want to engage with more art and history through the University Libraries?

On April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Wilson Special Collections Library will hold its Recent Acquisitions Evening in the Fearrington Reading Room. Join the Libraries in celebrating the last three years’ outstanding additions to the Special Collections.