Camp North End, 1824 Statesville Avenue, hosts a wild variety of events, including Fridays at Camp North End, art receptions, live music, kids’ activities and more.
The first Saturday of the month through November, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each of these days.
- October 5th, 2019
- November 2nd, 2019
These are free events.
Enjoy some coffee, some live entertainment, some shopping, and some fitness activities. There are plenty of swings and comfortable seating.
Pets on leashes are welcome.
Food & Drink:
HEX Coffee – Coffee drinks
Birch Fine Tea- Loose-lead teas and pastries
Streamline Kitchen- Farm-to-trailer cuisine
Free Range Brewing- Beer, wine, and cider
Magpie’s Bakery- Baked goods
Marty’s Jerky & Pickles – Homemade jerky
Live Music by Emanuel Wynter Music (9:30) and AC Lee (11:30)
Fitness & Fun:
NC Yoga Bar- All levels yoga flow class ($10 drop-in)
Art-Kiddo – Event Space
The Little Studio- DIY mug class // Event Space
Otherwise Bookshop – Books
Rooted Rethinkery- Eco-friendly products
MacFly Fresh Printing Co.- Screen printing custom tee’s
The Bulb- Fresh Produce
Punjab Spice Company- Spices and chutney
Dragonfly Apothecary- Organic beauty and cosmetic goods
UrbanCraft Apothecary- Organic Beauty products
Dia de Los Casi Muertos
Friday, November 1st, 2019
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The exhibition pays homage to the traditional Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” a time when family and friends gather to remember and celebrate the lives of friends and family members who have passed away.
Dia de Los Casi Muertos or Day of the Almost Dead is an ongoing multimedia project that explores the cultural differences between Mexican and American experiences with death and aging. Julio Gonzalez is a local Mexican–American artist that was born in the South, but raised with the tradition of Day of the Dead’s Catholic practices within his Mexican family. The aim of the project is for contemporary American society to examine their values by confronting the taboo of death – ultimately pushing us to appreciate the gift of life.
Through video and photography, the 2019 iteration of the Día de Los Casi Muertos project will profile community members of diverse backgrounds. Video interviews give participants the opportunity to talk openly and candidly about their experiences with death. Participants will be body painted and photographed in a traditional Day of the Dead style and include objects from their personal lives.
The opening reception is Friday, November 1st, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Camp North End is a “new old” place. Ford Motor Company built it in 1924 and manufactured Model T and Model A automobiles there. After that it was used by the U.S. Army as a missile assembly and storage space. It’s got an interesting history.
I had a chance to visit and take some pictures. Read more about it here and look at some pictures.
Now it’s being developed by ATCO for offices, event space, retail, artist studios and public gathering space, all the while preserving the historical space.