What an event!

photo by Darius Goins
We just wanted to thank everyone for coming out to the Oct. 3 event! We had more than 300 people in attendance and some very memorable guests, including the Duke Blue Devil and Wool E. Bull.

Check out our Flickr slideshow on the homepage and our Facebook page for photos of that day. There's also a great slideshow by The News & Observer and photographer John Rottet.

We hope you truly enjoyed being a participant in this fun event, met someone you didn't know or just got to show your Durham love. While the community portrait volunteers made a concerted effort to make this event inclusive of all parts of Durham, the final event was not truly as diverse as organizers and participants had hoped. But we would like to continue this conversation.

Organizer Chris Chinchar had a guest column published Monday, Oct. 11, in The Herald-Sun on this topic, and will have another column coming out Wednesday in the Independent Weekly.

Meanwhile, please join us for the big portrait REVEAL at a reception for the Durham Arts Council exhibit, "People You May Know: Contemporary Portraits," from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15 at 120 Morris St. This event is part of Third Friday festivities throughout downtown. Copies of the final portrait will be available beginning Oct. 15. Please visit the Durham Arts Council event or Through This Lens gallery for more information! A portion of the sale of each print will go to The Scrap Exchange.

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