Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast

914 Vickers Avenue, Durham, North Carolina 27701
Innkeeper(s): Monica and Daniel Edwards

What You Need To Know About Duke University’s Art Museum 13 Jan 2020, 8:57 am

art museum

Looking to tour your next art museum? Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University is a modern and contemporary art museum at the heart of Duke University. Located at 2001 Campus Drive in Durham, North Carolina, the museum receives around 100,000 visitors each year. 

“Our university should enfold culture of every nature.” — Raymond D. Nasher, 1943

A $1.5 million new Sculpture Garden is the first expansion of the Nasher Museum since it was built in 2005. Admission to the garden is free and open to all. The lush green space opened on September 28, 2019. 

The Sculpture Garden is the first part of a vision to build a sculpture park around the perimeter of the Nasher Museum (and along Campus Drive). Raymond Nasher was an alumnus of Duke University. Together, with his wife Patsy, they collected a substantial amount of the world’s most renowned sculptures. 

The outdoor space creates a connection between the Nasher Museum and Rubenstein Arts Center, improving accessibility throughout the Duke Arts District. It will also help establish a flexible space for outdoor study sessions, performances and more.

Museum Hours (call 919.684.5135 for more information)

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday – 10 AM to 5 PM
  • Thursday – 10 AM to 9 PM (General admission is free all day.)
  • Sunday – Noon to 5 PM

The Nasher Museum plans to commission a vivid street painting across Campus Drive, between the museum and the Rubenstein Arts Center. The Rubenstein Arts Center is a hub for artistic production at Duke University and a new arts venue for the Triangle (including the areas of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill).

Students, faculty, visiting artists, and other collaborators come together in flexible project studios to hone their skills and create new work. The space also hosts performances. 

The 70,000+ square foot building includes flexible multipurpose studios, seminar classrooms, a makerspace, the Ruby Lounge, the von der Heyden Studio Theater, a film screening theater, and more. The YouTube video below celebrates the vibrant, creative community at Duke and in Durham, North Carolina. 

Visit Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast here in Durham, North Carolina. We are just a 5-minute drive from Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. 

 

(Photo Courtesy Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University)

Why It’s In Your Best Interest To Book Direct 27 Dec 2019, 11:00 am

Book Direct Shop Small Durham, North Carolina

Wonder why it’s so important to book direct? When you book directly with Morehead Manor and other B&B inns, you will get the best rate. Did you know that the “Book Now” button on Google does NOT book a reservation on our website? It actually books a reservation through an online travel agency (OTA)? In order to remain competitive as a small lodging establishment, this means that we (and other independently owned B&B inns) must sign up with an OTA and pay commission on reservations that come through them.

We’re thankful for Small Business Saturday® celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more holiday shopping to small businesses. We’re glad that there is a growing awareness of the need to support small businesses (including local shops and local farms). 

According to Acorn Internet Services, a leader in hospitality web design, and promoter of the #BookDirect movement:

Innkeepers are paying more and more commissions on bookings. These non-direct bookings continue to grow as Google and TripAdvisor widen their nets to sell your rooms. What percentage of your bookings are coming via an OTA? Is it 10%, 20%, 30%, or more? You are spending approximately 18 cents on each dollar booked via an OTA. What’s more, Google is on a mission to maneuver between you and your guest, not to mention prevent hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts from accessing GMB (Google My Business) tools that other industry professionals, such as doctors, lawyers, plumbers, etc., all have access to. These tools include updating your business description, having a direct link to your booking engine, and posting Google Posts. If our industry had access to these options, as other industries do, then we would be able to advertise to the guest to book direct. But Google would be cut out of the deal.  Thus, those in our industry have no access to these valuable tools.

Acorn goes on to explain that when you commit to booking direct, you will receive many benefits and amenities that you would not have access to if you booked through a travel agency. Essentially, you will be paying more to receive less! When you book direct: 

  • You usually are guaranteed the lowest pricing available.
  • You work directly with the property in case of changes, delays, or cancellations.
  • You typically will not have to pay additional booking, change, or cancellation fees.
  • You will enjoy exclusive benefits.
  • You can take advantage of special deals or amenities.

Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast, located in Durham, North Carolina, is honored to host all our guests. We really appreciate it when you book directly with us. This helps us provide the best possible hospitality since we can interact with you right from the beginning. We look forward to hosting more guests in the New Year!

10 Amazing Durham Bars To Visit Right Now 4 Dec 2019, 8:10 am

Durham City Map, 10 Bars in Durham, North Carolina

There’s plenty of amazing Durham bars near Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast. Included are the following places here in central North Carolina:

The Tobacco Road Sports Cafe, located at the nearby American Tobacco Campus, at 280 S. Magnum Street, is open Sunday – Thursday (11 AM to 12 AM) and Friday – Saturday (11 AM to 2 AM). Call (919) 937-9909. You can expect fresh, delicious food, exceptional service, and infinite sports. 

Burger Bach, a New Zealand inspired Gastro Pub at 737 Ninth Street, is open Sunday – Thursday (11 AM to 10 PM) and Friday – Saturday (11 AM to 11 PM). Call (919) 973-4416. Did you know a “Bach” is a New Zealand term for a ‘holiday home’ where family and friends choose to vacation? They are committed to using only the best quality, all-natural ingredients. 

Bull City Burger and Brewery, at 107 E. Parrish Street, is known for their local cuisine, quick bites, American food, and is vegetarian friendly. They also are a brew pub & bar. Call (919) 680-2333. Eat pasture-raised beef and drink freshly-brewed beer. Open daily at 11:11 AM. Sunday through Thursday they close at 10 PM and Friday and Saturday they close at 11 PM.

Dain’s Place, at 794 Ninth Street, is a cozy comfortable place with an enormous up to date beer selection and friendly welcoming staff. Call (919) 416-8800. Open Monday through Saturday (11 AM to 2 AM) and Sunday (11 AM to 12 AM). This is an American bar offering lunch, dinner, and late-night drinks. 

Town Hall Burger and Beer, at 7830 NC Hwy 751, is a creative and artistic burger restaurant nestled in the WestPoint Shopping Center here in Durham. Call (919) 973-9176. Open Sunday through Thursday (11 am to 9 pm) and Friday to Saturday (11 am to 10 pm). They are not fast food (so just forget that notion) – the typical wait time is about 10-15 minutes as each burger is made fresh to order.

The Bar Virgile, at 105 S. Mangum Street, is an American bar that is vegetarian friendly. Call (919) 973-3000. Open Monday through Thursday (4 PM to 12 AM) and Friday and Saturday (4 PM to 2 AM). Closed on Sundays. They specialize in craft and classic cocktails as well as an ever-changing dinner and small plates menu. 

The Blue Note Grill, at 709 Washington Street, is premier live-music venue, complete with a full-service BBQ and Ribs restaurant and bar. Call (919) 401-1979. Closed on Mondays, they are open Tuesday and Wednesday (11 am to 11 pm), Thursday (11 am to 10 pm), Friday and Saturday (11 am to 12 am), and Sunday (11 am to 8 pm). They have vegetarian friendly and gluten free options.

Local 22 Kitchen and Bar, 2200 W. Main Street, offers burgers, garden salads, pizza, and more. They believe in a craft approach of the highest- quality ingredients. That’s why they work with local farms & partners to feature fresh ingredients. Call (919) 286-9755. Open Monday through Wednesday (11 am to 10 pm), Thursday through Saturday (11 am to 11 pm), and Sunday (11 am to 3 pm and again from 5 pm to 10 pm). From their signature flavors and daily eats, to their down-home cocktails and local drafts, Local 22 serves your new favorites.

Bull McCabe’s Irish Pub, located at 427 W. Main Street, has their full menu available with table service inside the restaurant and on their covered patio. Open 11 am to 2 am all 7 days of the week, their late-night menu begins at 10 pm. Call (919) 682-3061. Soups, salads, and shareables; sandwiches & entrees; and draft, bottled, and beer specials.  Bull McCabe’s is proud to offer the most comprehensive sports channels possible. 

Zinburger is at The Streets of Southpoint shopping center at 8030 Renaissance Parkway, Suite #905. They offer burgers, greens, sides, and fries as well as shakes and pies. Open Sunday – Thursday (11 am to 10 pm) and Friday – Saturday (11 am to 11 pm). Call (919) 213-1726. In addition to the regular menu, they offer a seasonal menu, burgers of the week, and a shake of the month.

These amazing Durham bars are within a reasonable driving distance from Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast. Guests love our luxurious amenities and delicious gourmet breakfasts. 

Why Vacationing in Durham Can Make You More Successful in Life 6 Nov 2019, 1:57 pm

Live More. Love More. Morehead Manor.

Who does not want to be even more successful in life? Success usually means living a happy, healthy, and vibrant life. However, many people work way too many hours. Some full-time workers never rarely let themselves go on a vacation. Why is that? Reflecting back, no one ever says they wish they spend more time at the office. Usually people regret not spending more time with loved ones and not seeing more of the world. 

Tony Schwartz, author of The Way We Work Isn’t Working gives the following advice:

…don’t tell yourself the story that you don’t have the time to spare. You’ll get more overall work done at a higher level of quality if you take your vacations.”

Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, told Entrepreneur:

Maintaining focus on having fun isn’t just about rest and recuperation: When you go on vacation, your routine is interrupted; the places you go and the new people you meet can inspire you in unexpected ways. As an entrepreneur or business leader, if you didn’t come back from your vacation with some ideas about how to shake things up, it’s time to consider making some changes.

Many studies show there are incredible health benefits to going on vacation:

  • Reduced stress: we can leave behind worries that typically occupy our mind
  • More productivity at work: after a vacation, you return to work fully refreshed and refocused 
  • Improved relationships: bonds are strengthened with loved ones
  • Break from technology: relax and rest while staying unplugged from life’s distractions

People love vacationing and living in the Durham, North Carolina area. There are so many fun things to see and do. Experience live performances at the Durham Performing Arts Center, a top 3 entertainment venue in this country. There are fascinating museums, award-winning restaurants, incredible shopping, sporting events, university campuses, and so much more. Or do nothing at all, but relax and read! It’s your vacation!

We welcome you to stay here at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Durham. Each morning our guests receive a fresh gourmet breakfast. Even if you live in the Bull City, take a break and get away from normal everyday life. We promise you’ll be glad you came. Live more. Love more. This is a great way to be more successful in life. 

5 Special Places in Durham So Your Holidays Are Happy 10 Oct 2019, 10:09 am

Morehead Manor wall mural, American Tobacco Campus Tower lighting, stairs with holiday garland, Christmas tree, Durham Performing Arts Center, Christmas by Candlelight

We feature 5 special places in Durham, North Carolina. Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast wants your December holidays to be happy. You’re welcome to stay with us. We display festive decorations to get you in the holiday spirit! You’ll also love our local holiday events.

Holiday Patchwork Market
75+ Makers (talented local vendors & creatives) sell their goods directly to the community.
Saturday Nov. 30 (5 pm to 8 pm)
Sunday Dec. 1 (12 pm to 5 pm)
Durham Armory
212 Foster Street
Durham, NC 27701
Email: [email protected]

15th Annual American Tobacco Tower Lighting
There is always a chance of snow, along with sensational community choral groups and other surprises!
Friday Dec. 6 (starting at 6 pm)
American Tobacco Campus
300 Blackwell St #104
Durham, NC 27701
Admission: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Jonkonnu at Stagville
Celebrate Jonkonnu, a historic African American Christmas tradition, with a music and dance performance at Horton Grove.
Sunday Dec. 7 (4 to 7 pm)
Historic Stagville
5828 Old Oxford Highway
Durham, NC 27712
Tickets: $5 per person

Christmas By Candlelight
Experience an 1870s North Carolina Christmas with Duke Homestead. Enjoy storytelling, cookies & cider, live music, singing, dancing, and learning as costumed interpreters lead you on a candlelit tour through their historic area.
Friday Dec. 6 and 13 (6:45 pm to 9:15 pm)
Duke Homestead State Historic Site
2828 Duke Homestead Road
Durham, NC 27705
Tickets: $6 Adults and $3 Kids (10 & under)
Call: (919) 477-5498

Christmas in the Piedmont: Saturday Dec. 14 (10 am to 4 pm)
Visit Bennett Place during the Christmas season and witness how this occasion was celebrated in the Piedmont Carolinas during the American Civil War.
Civil War Christmas Candlelight Tour: Saturday Dec. 14 (6 pm to 8 pm)
Under the glow of candle light, you can take a special guided tour around the farm and experience first-hand how soldiers and civilians experienced the holidays during a time of war.
Bennett Place State Historic Site
4409 Bennett Memorial Road
Durham, NC
Call: (919) 383-4345
Email: [email protected]

Don’t forget that the Durham Performing Arts Center (just a short drive from Morehead Manor) also features holiday performances. Our guests enjoy a gourmet breakfast each morning of their stay plus there are always complimentary homemade goodies & beverages. 

Your Guy’s To-Do List for a Wedding in Durham, NC 2 Oct 2019, 5:05 am

Bride and groom looking into one another's eyes in front of a lake

As a bride, you likely have a lot of wedding planning to do in the coming months and honestly, the last you want to worry about is if your groom is prepped for the wedding! Today we are here to help and to offer a list you can hand right off to your groom so he can check off his to-do’s before the big day.

Get together with your fiancé and talk about some things you can accomplish together, like talking about budget, your desired theme/colors, finding your perfect venue and vendors, and deciding on your menu. There’s so much fun that comes with planning that’s an opportunity for you to bond together! However, there are also some things he will need to sort out on his own:

a hand adjusting the placement of the flower on the groom's lapel.

Finding his suit – Of course, if he wants your opinion on a suit that’s great (here are some outfit ideas for grooms if he needs help getting started)! However, your groom-to-be should be able to find the best store, color, and style for himself that shows off his personality and makes him feel the most comfortable!

Getting a haircut – Your guy will understand the best timing of when he should schedule his haircut before the wedding for it to look its best. He can also consult with his barber well beforehand to get product and styling tips.

Grooming himself – This little detail can often be overlooked by grooms. But his facial hair needs to be groomed to perfection the day of your wedding. Harry’s offers a quick and easy service to buy new shaving products online that he can get sent to his door well before the big day!

Groom celebrating with his groomsmen, cheerfully jumping off the street curb in

Choosing his groomsmen – Your guy will have to ask his groomsmen to stand by him on your big day. This crew will help plan his bachelor party and other wedding festivities, so the sooner he does this, the better. Bonus tip: don’t let him forget to buy them thank you gifts!

Whether you host your wedding here or not, Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast has the perfect accommodations for your bridal party, wedding guests or just the Bride and Groom. 

 

Things You’ll Want to Do and See Here In Durham 9 Sep 2019, 9:27 am

Durham bull statue, Morehead Manor painting, Duke Chapel, Carolina Theatre, Duke basketball game, Black Wall Street sign, Bull City Burger & Brewery canopy

There are so many fun things to do and see here in Durham, North Carolina. Also known as the Bull City, Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast is in the heart of this popular tourist destination. Beautiful art, browse-worthy bookstores, craft-brewed beer, exciting entertainment, delicious food, fascinating history, scenic nature, fun shopping, sports games, large universities, and more make this an incredible place. 

Art

  • Durham Arts Council
  • Durham Arts Place
  • Galleries at Golden Belt
  • Nasher Museum of Art (Duke University)
  • North Carolina Central University Art Museum
  • Pleiades Gallery
  • Scrap Exchange (creative re-use center)
  • Through the Lens

Bookstores

  • Books Do Furnish A Room
  • Letters Bookshop
  • The Regulator Bookshop
  • Wentworth & Leggett Books

Brewed Beer

  • Barrel Culture
  • Bull City Burger & Brewery
  • Bull City Cider
  • Bull Durham Brewery Co.
  • Clouds Brewing
  • Durty Bull Brewing Co. 
  • Fullsteam Brewery
  • Hi Brewing Co. 
  • Ponysaurus

Entertainment

  • Baldwin Auditorium
  • Beyu Caffe
  • Blue Note Grill
  • Durham Performing Arts Center
  • Motorco Music Hall
  • Pinhook
  • Reynolds Industries Theater
  • The Carolina Theater

Food

  • Blu
  • Burger Bach
  • Cocoa Cinnamon
  • Guglhupf
  • Mad Hatter’s Cafe and Bakeshop
  • Mothers and Sons
  • Nanas, Nanasteak, and Nanataco
  • Parizade
  • Primal
  • Saltbox Seafood Joint
  • The Parlour
  • Vin Rouge

History

  • American Tobacco
  • Bennett Place
  • Black Wall Street
  • Duke Homestead State Historic Site
  • Hayti Heritage Center
  • Historic Stagville
  • Museum of Durham History
  • Walking Tour Led by Preservation Durham (Free)

Nature

  • American Tobacco Trail
  • Duke Lemur Center
  • Durham Central Park
  • Eno River State Park
  • Museum of Life & Science (including Magic Wings Butterfly House)
  • Sarah P. Duke Gardens
  • West Point on the Eno City Park

Shopping

  • Bano
  • Brightleaf Square
  • Bungalow
  • Chet Miller
  • Exotique
  • Fifi’s 
  • Indio
  • Ninth Street District
  • Parker & Otis
  • Smitten
  • The Streets at Southpoint
  • Vaguely Reminiscent 
  • Vert & Vogue
  • Vintage Home South

Sports

  • Cameron Indoor Stadium
  • Duke Basketball Museum and Sports Hall of Fame
  • Durham Bulls (minor league baseball)
  • Historic Durham Athletic Park
  • O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium
  • Wallace Wade Stadium

Universities

  • Duke University
  • North Carolina Central University

Guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast enjoy luxurious amenities like free wireless high-speed internet, luxurious linens and bedding, plush microfiber robes, complimentary snacks and beverages, 24-hour coffee service available in our Butler’s Pantry, and a delicious gourmet breakfast each morning. We look forward to extending our friendly, Southern hospitality to you and your loved ones. We are confident you will like what you see here in Durham, North Carolina.

What You Really Want To Do at Durham’s Brightleaf Square 23 Aug 2019, 8:52 am

Historic Brightleaf Square in Durham, window shops, brewery

Images Courtesy Historic Brightleaf Square

Durham’s Brightleaf Square is the perfect place to shop, dine, and more. Originally the two parallel buildings were tobacco warehouses, it is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Over the years, many renovations have happened to Brightleaf Square. The most recent improvements were completed in the Fall of 2004. There is an easy-to-enter interior courtyard that allows visitors to window shop between the buildings. 

One-of-a-kind shops and boutiques can be found at Brightleaf Square. Offering unique items such as:

  • African art
  • Antiques
  • Arts and frame
  • Books
  • Contemporary art glass and pottery
  • Design accessories
  • DIY studio
  • Fashion and designer jewelry
  • Global flavors of oils  
  • Home decor and home goods
  • Leather goods
  • Luxury clothing
  • Premium chocolates
  • Records

Brightleaf Square also offers a great selection of restaurants in Downtown Durham. Places to eat offer:

  • Breweries
  • Burgers
  • Chinese
  • Ice cream
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Margaritas
  • Mexican-style cuisine
  • Sushi bar
  • Thai
  • Wine

Brightleaf Square also features office space in its historic buildings with exposed brick walls, heart pine floors, and historic warehouse feel. Tenants include:

  • Funding and advisory services
  • Medical facilities and medical research
  • Publishing houses
  • Technology services and applied technology

Brightleaf Square hosts special events throughout each year, including:

  • On Second Saturdays, various stores participate by offering unique programs and specials
  • From April through November, Durham Farmers Market provides the freshest local produce
  • A Summer Concert series featuring great entertainment

Located at the corner of Main and Gregson Street in Downtown Durham at 905 W. Main Street. Durham’s Brightleaf Square is fairly close to Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast. According to the Google map listed below, on average it is a fourteen-minute walk (seven-tenths of a mile) or depending upon which was you drive, it is either fives minutes (1.1 miles) or just three minutes (eight-tenths of a mile). 

Morehead Manor is in the heart of Durham and close to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, the Durham Performing Arts Center, American Tobacco Campus, and the Carolina Theatre. We welcome you to an enjoyable stay at our historic estate.  

14 Powerful Performances With Big Names at DPAC 7 Aug 2019, 7:17 am

14 Performance Names of Shows at the Durham Performing Arts Center

Big names entertain at the DPAC (Durham Performing Arts Center) in Durham, North Carolina from now through the end of the year including these fourteen different shows. Guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast love how close we are to one of the top entertainment venues in the country. 

  • 7 Time Grammy Award Winner and The Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight, performs at 7 pm on Wednesday August 21. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Hayti Heritage Center here in Durham. 
  • Motown legends, The Temptations and The Four Tops, return to perform at Durham Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm on Friday August 23. The two iconic musical groups have previously performed 4 sold out performances at DPAC.
  • Legendary blues artist, Buddy Guy, performs Tuesday September 10 at 7:30 pm with very special guest Shemekia Copeland, a contemporary roots and soul musician. 
  • Don’t miss R & B Powerhouse Charlie Wilson‘s “The Best Party Concert Ever” at 8 pm on Friday September 13. With ten #1 singles, 13 Grammy nominations, and a New York Times bestselling memoir, he is one of the most highly sought-after entertainers for today’s top Hip-Hop and Pop artists.
  • Aladdin is a hit Broadway musical (from the producer of The Lion King) featuring all of the songs from the recent film plus new music by Tony and Academy award winner Alan Menken. Led by a Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, Casey Nicolaw, featuring an incomparable design team with sets, costumes, and lighting. DPAC shows run from Wednesday October 2 through Saturday October 26. Click the YouTube clip below:
  • The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race World Tour returns with an all new production, “Werq the World”!  Only one performance on Thursday October 31 at 8 pm
  • REO Speedwagon, with their #1 hits and Top 40 classics, has sold more than 40 million albums around the world. They perform live at DPAC here in Durham on Wednesday November 13 at 7:30 pm
  • World renown jazz superstar Kenny G has sold 75 million records worldwide. His recordings regularly made the pop, R&B, and jazz charts in the 1980’s and 90’s. Don’t miss his performance Sunday November 24 at 7:30 pm
  • A Magical Cirque Christmas features the world’s greatest entertainers in a captivating new holiday show. Dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live. It all starts at 7:30 pm on Sunday December 1
  • The holiday classic of the season, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas not only features dancing and lots of snow, it tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show with some of the greatest songs ever written in a magical Vermont inn. Shows start Tuesday December 3 and last through Sunday December 8
  • The magical holiday classic The Nutcracker features the talented Carolina Ballet on Saturday December 14 and Sunday December 15 in a total of three mesmerizing shows. Journey to a land of whimsical characters with magical illusions, incredible sets, and beautiful costumes. The Nutcracker is the perfect story ballet for the young and young at heart. 
  • A Christmas Carol, celebrates its 45th Anniversary and will return to DPAC for seven performances, Wednesday December 18 through Sunday December 22. With over 1 million people having experienced the magic of A Christmas Carol throughout the years, the show regularly sells out.

You are welcome to stay at Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast here in the heart of Durham. We are just minutes from the big names at DPAC (Durham Performing Arts Center)

We’re At The Center of The Centerfest Arts Festival 16 Jul 2019, 2:57 pm

Centerfest Arts Festival September 21 & 22; Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast; Map of Durham

Don’t miss the 45th Annual Centerfest Arts Festival here in Downtown Durham. This festival is North Carolina’s longest running outdoor arts festival with judges. Located in historic central downtown Durham near Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast.

This event happens Saturday September 21 from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday September 22 from 11 am to 5 pm. Donations support the festival and the arts programs and services of Durham Arts Council. 

Over 100 Visual Artists have been selected to participate in the Arts Festival this year. Much of what is for sale was made with salvage, forgotten, or antique objects as well as reclaimed, recycled, and organic materials. There is a wide variety of items to choose from, including:

  • Abstract art
  • Accessories
  • Acrylic paintings
  • Animal art
  • Art boxes
  • Birdhouses
  • Bracelets
  • Clay works
  • Cloth napkins
  • Digital photography
  • Earrings
  • Flutes
  • Glass mosaics
  • Guitars
  • Handbags
  • Handwoven apparel
  • Hats
  • Jewelry
  • Metal art and jewelry
  • Necklaces
  • Oil paintings
  • Pottery
  • Scarves
  • Sculptures
  • Stained Glass
  • Tote bgs
  • Towels
  • Vases
  • Vessels
  • Wall art
  • Watercolor paintings
  • Wooden furniture and art

There are multiple stages featuring incredible entertainment. The 5 Points Stage, The Stage at Bull McCabes, CenterFest Oasis Stage, Main Dance Stage at CCB Plaza, and the Main Music Stage at CCB Plaza.

The 2019 Centerfest Arts Festival Entertainers:

  • African American Dance Ensemble
  • Alice Osborn
  • Andy Coats and The Bankwalkers
  • Barry Gray and Isabel Taylor
  • Bev and Dave Gude
  • Bob and Kirby’s Double H Bluegrass
  • Bouncing Bulldogs
  • Bruce Piephoff
  • Bull City Blues Band
  • Ceil and Dan
  • Checkerboard Suede
  • Crann Ull
  • Dackel
  • DAC Cirque de Danse
  • Dave Wiserman
  • Durham Ballet Theatre Aerialists
  • Durham Community Chorale
  • Durham Bullhorns
  • Durham Jazz Orchestra
  • Durham Street Piano Player
  • Emily Musolino
  • Empower Dance Studio
  • Erim Akpan
  • Flamenco Calle Nueve
  • Footnotes Tap Ensemble
  • Frank Pierce
  • Freylach Time
  • Gary Pullen
  • Good Rocking Sam
  • Individually Twisted
  • Jessie Lang
  • Jewel Song
  • Jim Sharkey
  • Kim Lane
  • Kirk Ridge Band
  • La Fiesta Latin Quartet
  • Little River Cloggers
  • Mad Science
  • Matthew Chambers
  • Michael Daughtry and The Drift
  • Michael Paris
  • Motiv8 Incorporated
  • My Friend Paul
  • Nathan Pope Band
  • Natyarpana School of Dance and Music
  • NC Jazz Ensemble
  • Neville’s Quarter
  • Nina’s Company Dancers
  • Pippa Hoover
  • Rafael Green
  • Regina Gale and The Bradshaw Quartet
  • Rhythm and Blue
  • Ricardo Diquez and Tropic Orchestra
  • Ryan Bonner
  • Sam Frazier and The Side Effects
  • Second Shift A Cappella
  • Sentimental Johnny
  • Scott Bouldin
  • Shaun Jay Magic
  • Stevan Jackson
  • Takiri Folclor Latino
  • Tea Cup Gin
  • The Durham Savoyards
  • The Gingersnaps
  • The Holland Brothers
  • The Silver Drummer Girl
  • Tony Low
  • Walltown Dance Company
  • XOXOK
  • Zach Drill

The Centerfest Arts Festival is where it is at. Guests of Morehead Manor Bed and Breakfast in Durham are at the center of where everything is happening. 

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