Durham’s steady ascension to the top of national lists is in large part due to two things: the emerging business community, and the widespread culinary market. Each one brings a swell of positive attention causing young graduates and new families to flock in increasingly large waves. Often overlooked in the national spotlight is the established arts and music culture that is deeply embedded in Durham’s past, present, and with the curating of the newly-founded Bull City Social Club, its future.
This Saturday, “Durham’s foremost thought leaders, artists, and influencers” will host Retail Therapy, BCSC’s first of many events, at The Makery. Representatives from LifeKit, RUNAWAY, Mercury Studios, and others in the creative space will gather to provide an opportunity for guests to share ideas, enjoy good company, and shape innovation for years to come.
Art is an important part of cultural identity, especially for Durham. It has inspired a sense of self-pride that ignites action in everyone from merchants, to non-profits, to government organizations. Durham’s cultural leaders contribute a large percentage of that identification and look to cultivate that energy as the city prospers, and the influx in capital and business opportunity in Durham continues to escalate.
Retail Therapy will kick off at 7:30pm on June 26th at The Makery. Live music will be provide by Noah Robinson & Co.