Bull City Craft Grand (Re)Opening and Pumpkin Painting

by Eila Voloshen

Bull City Craft is a local Durham art supply store and arts and craft studio, owned by Jessica Greene and Franklin Santana. In June they closed their location on University Drive, and now they are opening two new locations. On Friday Oct. 9 they hosted their annual Pumpkin Painting Party, while also celebrating the opening of the first location, Bull City Craft Annex located at 807 E. Main St., Building 3.

This location is a small but well-stocked art supply store in the artist studio building of the Golden Belt development. The Pumpkin Painting event was held in another flex space studio across the hall from the shop. Children decorated large papier mache pumpkins with warm fall colors, and glued on googly eyes, sequins and jewels. The event was such a success that they ran out of pumpkins!

While the pumpkins dried, everyone got to peek inside Bull City Craft Annex, where they also had some cider and cookies for refreshments. What the store lacks in size it makes up for in variety. It stocks supplies for professional artists and the casual creative types. As part of the celebration, Bull CIty Craft is having two raffles: one for an art supply prize valued at $100 and one to win a gift certificate for a birthday party for a school auction or fundraiser. There’s still time to enter–simply stop by and fill out a ticket.
Bull City Craft will also be opening a larger location at the Homestead Market Shopping Center in south Durham. At this location, they will have a larger space for birthday parties and craft events. They will also have supplies and toys for creative kids.

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