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Sketching at Carr Mill Mall, Carrboro, NC

In 1898 Tom Lloyd built Alberta, the cotton mill that was his pride and joy, in a small town originally known as West End, as in west end of Chapel Hill. Alberta nudged forward a period of growth for Venable, the community’s second name, in honor of the UNC President, turning it into a real town.

The town’s name was changed to Carrboro in 1914, after the Julian Carr family bought the cotton mill from Lloyd in 1909 and donated electricity and streets to the community. After serving out its life as a hosiery mill it was renovated and opened it doors as a shopping mall in 1977.

Over the years, Carr Mill Mall expanded to include Weaver Street Market, a community owned and operated natural foods store and cafe, with two floors of office space above it. The lawn in front has become known as Carrboro’s front yard, and a courtyard has been added on the Greensboro Street side. The Mall continues to thrive, and houses many unique businesses for the discerning shopper.

It is the Christmas season, so we will be able to enjoy the holiday decorations. We will meet in front of MIEL BON BONS PATISSERIE, which is in the middle of the mall, at 1:00 and then back again at 3:00 for our sketch share.

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  • Maja K.

    So many places to sketch! I could return and do this one again and I loved sharing sketches afterwards.

    December 15, 2012

  • Maja K.

    I had a great time with this one! See y'all January 19th.

    December 15, 2012

  • Tracy Colleen S.

    I enjoyed the atmosphere and was stimulated by the experience.

    December 2, 2012

  • Ellen

    Good to meet today's sketchers! Debbie, thanks for facilitating the gathering.

    December 1, 2012

  • Niki

    I will try. This sounds very fun!

    November 27, 2012

  • Shahzaadee

    Sounds so good. I won't rsvp until I know for sure I can come.

    November 26, 2012

    • Debbie

      Good plan, but I sure hope you can make it!

      November 27, 2012

  • Debbie

    I love this mall, one of my favorite sculptures is located in front. It is the cement/mosaic woman, holding her lunch bag on her lap.

    August 19, 2012

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