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Your Guide to Hillsborough Art Galleries

Hillsborough Art Galleries
Locals know that Hillsborough, quietly seated along the Eno River, is a small town that has a big heart. Over the last three centuries, Hillsborough's vibrant arts, stunning scenery, and delicious food have made it a favorite destination for culture lovers from all over. Perhaps one of the best ways to truly experience Hillsborough's artistic beauty is by visiting one of their many art galleries close to dozens of amazing Hillsborough homes for sale.

Our real estate agents at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston appreciate the creativity and passion that the many talented artists of North Carolina share with our friends, families, and neighbors. We've gathered a list of some of the best art galleries around Hillsborough that will give locals and visitors alike a lively look at the town's dazzling artwork.

  1. Hillsborough Gallery of Arts, 121 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
    Proudly owned and operated by local artists, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is a fine art gallery that displays a stunning collection of art from nearly every medium. From photography, paintings and wood art to sculptures, encaustics, jewelry, and metal pieces, this gallery in the historic Mercantile Center has artists on hand ready to discuss their creations.

    Each month, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts also debuts a new feature show. Opening on the last Friday of the month, these rotating exhibits highlight the artwork of three local artists which gives art-goers an opportunity to discover new creations throughout the year.

  2. Eno Gallery, 100 S. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
    Eno Gallery brings contemporary fine art to the heart of Hillsborough's historic district. Their gallery blends local art from around the Triangle with works created by nationally acclaimed artists. Eno Gallery is the ideal place where art aficionados, serious collectors and the casual viewer can come together and appreciate the finest contemporary art pieces. Their solo artist and group exhibitions change throughout the year, offering admirers the chance to witness the evolution of contemporary art trends.  

  3. Hillsborough Arts Council, 102 N. Churton St., Hillsborough, NC 27278
    The Hillsborough Arts Council seeks to enrich the community of Hillsborough through the arts — and they've been doing a fantastic job for over 30 years. As the official art council of Hillsborough, they foster arts of every form by engaging the community in year-round events such as concerts, workshops, and their weekly Last Friday Art Walk. Though they support all of Hillsborough's exhibits, their own gallery is just as impressive. Featuring creations from emerging and mid-career artists, guests can view or take home these handmade treasures.

  4. Gallery 71, 121 N. Scotswood Blvd, Hillsborough, NC 27278
    Local, national and global artists are featured in this expansive gallery. Magnificent creations fill over 1500 square feet, showcasing everything from comic book art to impressionistic paintings. Gallery 71 even has a bar on site where you and your friends can discuss the gallery's amazing exhibits.

  5. Sculpture Smith, 1709 NC Hwy 86 N., Hillsborough, NC 27278
    For a unique artistic adventure, head over to Sculpture Smith and marvel at their impressive metal sculptures. This outdoor gallery features intricately crafted installations that redefine conventional art. With imagination and ingenuity, Sculpture Smith presents art lovers with a gallery unlike any other in Hillsborough.

Living in Hillsborough means surrounding yourself in a vibrant and lively community that proudly embraces art in its many forms. Immerse yourself in this humble, historic town by viewing Hillsborough homes for sale with a Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston agent. Contact us today and let our real estate agents find you the perfect Hillsborough home! 



Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston Names Kailey Norman as Broker-In-Charge of its Hillsborough/Mebane Real Estate Sales Offices

Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston, the leading real estate company in the Triangle region, has appointed Kailey Norman as Sales Manager and Broker-In-Charge of its Hillsborough and Mebane sales offices. The Hillsborough and Mebane offices, both, feature contemporary, collaborative business spaces which are designed to better serve agents through all stages of the home buying process.

"Kailey is a proven real estate professional with a long track record of success," said Kent Hanley, Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston's Chief Executive Officer.  "Her real estate career as a CBHPW agent has given her a great knowledge base to build off of as we continue to look to grow our presence in the Hillsborough and Mebane area."

Norman earned her real estate license in 2013 and has over six years of real estate experience. "As a manager, I look forward to helping new and experienced agents in maximizing their potential and finding a healthy work/life balance," said Norman. "Our HPW office in Hillsborough is perfectly picturesque and benefits from an adorable, walkable town filled with artists, authors and musicians. I am excited to expand the office and increase our presence in the local community."

Meet Kailey Norman, Sales Manager Of The Hillsborough And Mebane Real Estate Sales Offices 

Originally from Tampa, Florida, Norman moved to the Triad area in 2005 where she attended Wake Forest University.  She has called the Triangle home since 2012. "The Triangle is a melting pot of cultures, opportunities, food, entertainment and everything that anyone would want in the place they call home," said Norman. "Perfectly nestled between the mountains and the coast, one can go three hours in either direction to see snow or spend a day at the beach."

Norman enjoys boating on the many lakes the Triangle has to offer, fishing down at the coast, spending time at the beach, snow skiing in Colorado and traveling. She is also involved with giving back to our community and helping to make a difference. "I volunteer with Duke Children's Hospital and Habitat for Humanity," said Norman.  She also helps extensively with Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston's annual Turkeys for the Triangle fundraiser, where 4,500 turkeys are donated to those in need during the holiday season.


Discover Hillsborough One of America's Favorite Small Towns

Hillsborough NC Living
Hillsborough, NC was established in 1754, and in recent years the community has gotten recognition as one of the best small towns in America to call home. Hillsborough was ranked number three on CNN Travel's list of the coolest small towns in the country, and the community always has a presence on lists of the best small towns in North Carolina to visit. Wondering why Hillsborough is such a popular place to call home? Our real estate agents have all the details of what life is like in one of America's favorite small towns.

A Slice of Heaven in Hillsborough: Learn Why the Locals Love Living in Hillsborough, NC

History Meets Present Day in Hillsborough

The town of Hillsborough has a history that dates back more than 250 years, and that history is preserved in the downtown Hillsborough historic district. Downtown Hillsborough has earned a spot in the National Register of Historic Places, thanks to the many historic homes, businesses, and public places in the community dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Exploring local history is a great way to get in touch with the lifestyle of Hillsborough, and learn how the community became such a great place to call home. Be sure to make a trip to the Hillsborough Visitor's Center while you're downtown, to learn more about the community from local experts.  The center of Hillsborough sits on the banks of the Eno River. Frequent historical re-enactments commemorate the town's role as a political hub during the Colonial and Revolutionary Periods.

Outdoor Fun Around Every Corner

Whether you're strolling down the scenic streets of Hillsborough or looking for a more intense outdoor activity, there's plenty to do for fun outdoors around town. Visit the Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area to explore three miles of trails, drop a line in a pair of great fishing spots, or set up a picnic with beautiful, natural scenery all around you. Shopping for Hillsborough homes for sale means you'll never be far from your next outdoor adventure.

Events like the Sunday History Hike combine the community's love of history and nature, with scenic strolls lead by diverse local experts. You'll also find a ton of great parks around Hillsborough, from the massive Eno River State Park to the many parks and playgrounds spread throughout the community.

Entertainment, Culture, and Art in Hillsborough

The natural scenery, unique history, and bright future of Hillsborough make the community a popular place for writers, artists, and lovers of history. Throughout the community, you'll find loads of popular art galleries, where you can get in touch with the artistic side of Hillsborough. There are also excellent opportunities to explore the historic culture of Hillsborough, like the Occaneechi Village Replica Site, which replicates an Occaneechi village on the banks of the Eno River, in the same place that a real Occaneechi village stood more than 300 years ago.

Festivals, Events, and Family Fun

No matter the time of the year, you're sure to find some fun events and festivals on the schedule in Hillsborough. The annual Hillsborough Hog Day BBQ Festival draws visitors from every corner of North Carolina and beyond with some of the best barbecue, you'll ever taste. The Last Fridays Concert Series, which runs from April through June, is a free event from the Hillsborough Arts Council that always features fun for the whole family. There are events for all of the big holidays on the calendar, along with special opportunities to explore the historic homes, gardens, and buildings throughout the Hillsborough area.

Heard enough, and ready to find out first-hand why the town of Hillsborough, NC is such a special place to call home? Contact us at Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston to buy and sell homes throughout the Hillsborough, NC area.

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