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Kerry Crocker is the director of operations at The Carrack and the fundraising event coordinator for The Muse Masquerade, the gallery’s annual fundraiser which will be held on October 14 at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham.

You may have heard that The Carrack is moving, either through word of mouth or from the recent cover of Indy Week. And, we are turning five, which is a major milestone for a gallery like ours, considering our unconventional business model that includes being donation-based and zero-commission.

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This week, our last visual arts exhibit is on display, and it is very appropriate that it is a “Community Show,” as it is our community who has helped us get this far. It closes Saturday, and the reception kicks off our birthday “moving party.” During our party we are literally moving from our current home at 111 W. Parrish Street to our new one at 947 E. Main Street.

We invite our arts community and the public to join us at 5 p.m. at the Parrish Street location for the last viewing of the “Community Show.” Then, with mostly joy and only a little bit of sadness, at 6:30 p.m. we will exit together. Outside, the Bulltown Strutters  band will be waiting for us and lead our group, Mardi Gras style, down the sidewalk on Main Street for just 0.8 miles to our new home where even more is in store for our guests from 7 to 10 p.m.

Stacey L. Kirby’s newest performative interaction, “I AM,” will administer usage of our new, accessible, all-gender restroom. DJs Mike B, Marie and Vespertine will be spinning on our new back deck overlooking SPECTRE Arts’ green space with a live set by Russell Favret of Zoocrü at 7:45 p.m. The R&B Grill food truck will be parked outside. And, we will be serving free beer donated by Ponysaurus and wine from Wine Authorities.

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We invite you to bring your own creative expression to the party! The Scrap Exchange will provide materials for us to make noisemakers or you may bring your own instruments, wear a mask or costume or wave your own artistic banners during the procession.

I really hope to see all of you, our friends and family, here AND there!

We still have limited edition commemorative prints honoring The Carrack’s first home on Parrish Street available for a suggested donation so make sure you come claim yours before they are gone.

And if you’re afraid you’ll miss visiting our old space, don’t fret. The Carrack is there until July 3 with “Collapss: Accumulation” following the “Community Show” and, until the end of 2016, Durham Artists Movement will be inhabiting the space so you’ll have more opportunities to see art there while you also come visit us in our new home.

Complete details about the party are on Facebook.

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